Missions News & Stories

Missions Insider Report
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Volume 18, Issue 14

Wrapped body of Christian woman being laid to rest in Iraq.

Displaced Iraqis Escape Death in Mosul, Iraq

The father of a 10-year-old boy in northern Iraq, displaced by war against the Islamic State, was upset when his son told him he had decided to follow Christ. The father decided to do something about it.
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Photo of the Week

Drawing by refugee girl.

Drawing Life  

With help from a student aide for an indigenous ministry in Jordan, a young refugee girl from Iraq expresses repressed feelings about atrocities by Islamic State terrorists. The director of the church school offering education to refugee children noted that a 7-year-old Iraqi girl had difficulty concentrating, a common symptom of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Also speech-delayed, she needed a student aide to help her adjust after the ordeal of escaping Iraq with her mother and brother. The family had spent a year sleeping on the streets and in parking garages. "Since starting at the church school, she is a lot happier," the director said. "In the classroom she is happy to participate with the other students. Having a student aide/teaching assistant enables her to participate without distracting the rest of the class." The ministry needs eight aides for eight traumatized children at a cost of $1,500 per month for all eight assistants – also refugees who benefit from the employment.

 


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