With your help we have been able to support a food and outreach program to a community of roughly 20,000 displaced Kakai. The Kakai are a pre-Islamic monotheistic religious minority that has been particularly targeted by ISIS. Here is a report we received recently from one of our friends who heads up this program.
“Life in Iraq has not been the same since ISIS unleashed their deadly attacks last summer. Thousands have died; nearly 3 million people have come here seeking refuge. The emotional, physical and spiritual suffering of the people is overwhelming. But in the midst of this we are given many opportunities to serve the displaced people and show them the love of Jesus.
“It has been rewarding to see the great joy, relief and gratitude of the many people you have helped us serve. We wish you could personally see how much your investment in this aspect of God’s work has meant to so many thousands. This material assistance is planting seeds, which softens hearts.
“Your giving has enabled us to provide much needed:
• Kerosene heaters during the cold winter months to hundreds of families
• School supplies to refugee children (nearly 2800 children)
• School supplies for teachers and administrators at 4 schools
• Help with some teacher’s salaries
• Food for 1,985 families; around 9,600 people
“As we help the people we are obedient to what Christ taught us in Matthew 25 where he said:
‘For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Thank you for helping us help them. Without you we cannot do these things.”
Thank you and God bless.