Date: March 19, 2015
Iraq (MNN) — ISIS continues to wreak havoc in the Middle East. A village among the mountains of Iraq is feeling the pressure from the Islamic terrorist group. Refugees have fled there looking for safety.
We first heard about the 21 faithful Christians that were beheaded. Then came the news of the 200+ believers being kidnapped in northeastern Syria. More recently came Boko Haram’s public allegiance to the Islamic State.
ISIS is spreading beyond Iraq and Syria, spreading to several countries around the region. And Christians are being targeted for their faith.
Open Doors USA has been on the ground and working in this region for decades to help these believers, and yet, the need grows greater every day. Would you join Open Doors to help these believers? Your gift will provide safe houses, refugee support, trauma counseling, Christian materials, and other essential items.
A local cafeteria worker shares about the fearful days when ISIS was threatening their town. After it was clear that the terrorist group would not take over, most of the villagers returned. These refugees are not a burden to the people of the village, but there are difficulties they face with so many people living there.