How Her Chains Were Broken

By | Iraq, Safe House
At 12 years old you feel adventurous and curious and independent. You feel unstoppable. You feel invincible. You don’t worry about the things that many young children and girls have experienced at the hands of ISIS. The Safe House we are partnering to operate in Kurdistan, Iraq has continued to...
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Removing the Mark of ISIS

By | Iraq, Safe House

* Below is a true story from a young woman named Shirrine who is mothering the baby of an ISIS soldier. Shirrine is the cousin of Sazan, who’s story was shared in our September letter. Shirrine’s story is very similar to her cousin’s, and the only details changed in this…

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Seek and Save The Lost

By | Iraq, Refugee Education

Although the crisis in the Middle East has almost become an afterthought in our world today, the difficulties remain and have in cases amplified for thousands of families in Iraq. It’s estimated that there are over 1 million school-aged girls and boys who are currently displaced in Iraq. Roughly 70…

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Fleeing Iraq

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

Would you put your family’s life at risk if you knew it was the only way to help your daughter get the help she needed? Bilal emigrated from Syria to Koya in Northern Iraq some years ago. He served as a police officer in the city of Koya but had…

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Hannah’s Story

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

What looks like an up and coming four-story city mall is really an unfinished concrete high rise, housing nearly 410 families on the outskirts of Ankawa. Nearly all refugees living here, 1,655 in total, are ethnic Christians who fled the city of Karagosh. Hannah is one of the fortunate ones who has found…

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Ivana's Smile

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

  Standing in the courtyard of his church where hundreds of refugees now live, Pastor Raja (name has been changed for security) said something very profound: “These refugees will forget those who caused this tragedy, but they will not forget those who loved them during it.” Pastor Raja has helped…

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Iraq Progress Update

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

Recently I was on a call with one of our main co-workers in Kurdistan, Pastor John, who was giving me an update on how World Compassion’s relief outreaches were going among refugees. While we talked, I got a clearer picture of what many of these refugees continue to face every…

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