There are many families spread out in various types of homes throughout Iraq and the surrounding areas. In one major city, twenty-two families are living in an old church building, sharing three washing machines, four cooking stoves and couple showers. The auditorium, hallways and stairs are draped with striped canvas to divide small living areas. Despite the difficulties they are thankful to have a ceiling over their heads.
These families are just a few of those served by a second and smaller Shepherd of the Medes school that you helped us fund this past spring. This small school serves displaced children mostly from the city of Qaraqosh, one of the largest Christian cities in Iraq. Classes just finished for grades one through six and are now out for the summer. One hundred twenty students are expected to attend at this location next fall.
Thank you for giving these children and their families a glimpse of hope for the future!