With winter approaching, Nadia and her father left our camp early in the morning looking for firewood to keep their family warm for the winter. It would be the last trip Nadia ever took with her Father. An ISIS spy followed them into the mountains and when they approached the forest, a group of terrorists captured them. Then the unspeakable happened. Nadia was forced to watch the ISIS fighters behead her father. They sent her back with a message of fear and evil: "We will be coming after other families!"
Before the harshest winter temperatures arrive!
RUN's leaders have been trained in trauma counseling and are doing their best to help Nadia. She's still in shock and can't sleep. This precious girl cries night and day, unable to forget what she saw. What do I tell Nadia? How can we console her? How do RUN leaders convince this fearful and damaged child that we serve a God who is so much bigger than ISIS evil? Nadia and thousands of refugees just like her need to hear from their "friends in America." Your financial and prayer support could make an eternal impact tomorrow. Please consider taking action today on behalf of persecuted Iraqi Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities.
Nighttime temperatures in northern Iraq will soon plummet to near freezing. Refugees without shelter and blankets will face hypothermia, frostbite and even death. Please help us provide warmth and protection from the elements for ISIS survivors outside our camps. Each heavy duty, oversize blanket costs about $12, and we have a local vendor ready to make more. Please help bring warmth and hope to Nadia and other Iraqi refugees.
Thank you for all you do to rescue, restore and renew these shattered lives.