Sinjar

Yezidi Castes, Culture, and the Elephant in the Room (3)

If you have kept up with the previous blog posts you may have noticed that Yezidi culture is very complex. In this installment, we’re going to be exploring the layers of society (the Yezidi castes) and the influences from other cultures around them.

Yezidi Castes and Culture
The caste system in Yezidi culture is […]

May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Yezidi Castes, Culture, and the Elephant in the Room (3)

No Ban on Loving Refugees

The recent ban on immigrants and refugees from certain parts of the world doesn’t mean we can’t love and care for those who need our help. We have teams on the ground in far away places working to help provide clothing, shelter, and schools for families who lost their homes and jobs to war […]

January 29th, 2017|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on No Ban on Loving Refugees

New School for Kids Returning Home

It’s been a long time coming, but after months of obstacles, the renovations for the school building have been completed and classes have begun for a hundred Yezidi children in an area reclaimed from ISIS. These are the first of hopefully many more that will eventually be able to rebuild their homes and return […]

October 25th, 2016|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New School for Kids Returning Home

Meet Sarah

Sarah was like many girls you know, spending her days that August preparing for her last year in high school. But one morning in 2014 terror struck and her life was changed forever. You see, Sarah is a Yazidi and she lived in the Sinjar region of western Iraq. And that August morning at 11:00 […]

June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Meet Sarah

Refugee School Now Serves 2000 Students

The education challenges in the Kurdish region have multiplied this year.  There are many more students needing schools than ever before, a problem exacerbated by the constant drain of teachers and school personnel hoping for a life outside of a tent in Europe. Our refugee school is a small part of this struggle.

The Shepherd Medes School, which at […]

February 7th, 2016|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Refugee School Now Serves 2000 Students

Help First Refugee Families Return Home

Last year thousands of families in Iraq lost their homes to ISIS and fled to nearby refugee camps. Our teams in Iraq have been working hard to love and serve these families.

Today, ISIS has been pushed back and we are excited to help the first of these families return to their homes. To help, […]

December 8th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Help First Refugee Families Return Home