Imagine discovering that your home has the Arabic “N” scrawled on it and that you have been targeted by ISIS?
That is exactly what happened to one sister from Mosul, Iraq, that I met with recently. She shared a harrowing tale of fleeing her city, being separated from her family, and living now as a displaced person in a new city.
She was wealthy, by almost any standard. She had a four-story house in Mosul, was a business owner, and owned three vehicles. She also had a prominent family, another form of status in her community.
However, when the “N” was spray painted on the wall of her home, she knew exactly what it meant. Her options were limited. Before long, her family was on the run.
Listen to her describe, in her own words, how she wonders what is next for her family:
In this 90-second video, you also hear the voice of the father of a 15 year-old girl who was kidnapped in Iraq. By God’s grace, she has been returned to her family, and I had the privilege of meeting her and encouraging their family. They are still suffering, please pray for them.
Finally, you will learn how The Voice of the Martyrs provided one of our partners with tools to serve those who have been displaced.
He said, “When they arrive, they find that brothers and sisters are waiting for them.”
He continues, “We had 500 families arrive in our town here and we take care of them…We have several people help us from outside. One of them is The Voice of the Martyrs. They really helped us in the very beginning and gave us some opportunities to give a new arrival kit.”
He shares, “For those people, they really appreciate it…you can see the tears and the joy in their heart when they receive new hope.”
Thank you for standing with VOM as we stand with those who are suffering! If you have supported this effort, may God fill you with joy as you witness some of the fruit of your investment!
Dr. Jason Peters serves in VOM’s International Ministries department, traveling frequently to meet with our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. Jason and Kimberly have been married for over twenty years, and have five children who are actively engaged in standing with their persecuted family members.