Monir (not his real name) is a member with one of our Church Partners in Iraq that is helping families seeking refuge in their community after I.S.I.S. drove them from their homes. He’s a pretty normal guy—works at a TV station, has a couple kids. Monir really wanted us to see this camp of about […]
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What does a miracle look like? I ask, because I think I saw one a while back. It was last May in Iraq. I was with my new friend “Sarah” (not her real name) at the Shariya refugee camp in the Duhok region of Iraq. About 3,300 Yizidi families—28,000 people—take refuge there following the brutal […]
One of the real life-giving parts of my work is getting to hang out with kids when I visit the Camps for IDFs (Internally Displaced Families). These children are really friendly, with great manners, and interested in visitors. I’ll start hanging with one kid and a full crowd will form in minutes. I normally bring […]
In May, I had the opportunity to spend five days in Syria—my second time. It was a really good trip: Tough, Wonderful and Emotional all globbed together. BUT, my first hour in the country was spent at the mercy of the Syrian Army. Let me share with you how that went. The plan was that […]
I’m often asked “So, Scott, what ‘called’ you to drop everything and start a new life in the Middle East?” Looking back, I can see this has everything to do with a fifteen-plus-year journey of God fixing my heart (more on that at another time). But a year and a half ago, when Elmarie […]