“It is Eternity that Matters!”


“It is Eternity that Matters!”

When ISIS violently invaded Iraq, the city of Mosul, with its large population of Christians, was an early target. Mosul was prosperous, and Christians owned most of the successful businesses. Amir owned one of those successful businesses in Mosul. He also owned his own home and some land, and a large extended family lived nearby.

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Maggie’s Milk Ministry

It was just a couple of years ago that my friend, Maggie (not her real name), a Syrian American, moved to the Middle East to serve the suffering Syrian refugees. She has a degree in education and began teaching in a school for refugee children started by Christians.

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“You are better than my own people!”

When militants besieged the Syrian city of Hojaira in 2012, Sabeen—along with her ailing husband and their three children, ages 5, 8 and 15—fled quickly, escaping with only the clothes on their backs. They felt lucky to be alive.

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Compassionate Fixing

When we try to fix other people's problems it doesn't usually end well. But if we can help provide others with the tools they need, they can usually fix their own problems. So when I met Ammar (not his real name) last February in Erbil, Iraq, and learned about his skills, the gears started turning in my head.

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A Recycled Life

Francine's pain cannot be measured. It began 5 years ago when a band of ruthless rebels stormed into her village, set all the homes on fire and, in the ensuing chaos, sent streams of bullets into the bodies of men, women and children as they fled. Among the dead were her husband and all 5 of her children.

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Tale of Two Sisters [Becky’s 3rd and Final Blog from Africa]

I simply cannot leave Kenya without telling you about a bright spot for me in the partnership of Heaven's Family with Cindi's Hope. Cindi's Hope cares for more than 100 children who have been abused, severely neglected or abandoned in the savage slums of Nairobi. But as director of the Christian Refugees Fund, I came first and foremost to meet 13 very precious Sudanese orphans, also in Cindi's care.

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A Joyful Meeting in Nakuru [Becky’s 2nd Blog from Africa]

We said our goodbyes to the wonderful ladies in Goma, DR Congo, and traveled to the city of Nakuru in neighboring Kenya, where the Christian Refugees Fund has been helping Sudanese refugees for the last few years. Traveling to Nakuru from the capital, Nairobi, is always exciting! We almost always get to see zebra and baboons on the roadside along the way. It is amazing to see these animals in the wild and up close!

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Great Progress in Goma [Becky’s 1st Blog from Africa]

Diane and I were quite taken back as we disembarked from our car. Women and children were greeting us with singing and dancing! It was so humbling, as we knew we were undeserving of such an honor, but it helped us realize how grateful all of them are for the help they've been receiving from Heaven's Family. I know that we only represent the many donors who have loved and cared for them. I want you to know that they are so thankful for you! So please keep reading!

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Christian Refugees Fund

As barbaric jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) advanced towards their village, "Fatima" and her family left their home and possessions behind, fleeing for their lives to a safer city in Syria. There Fatima heard of a Christian church that was providing food parcels for refugees—regardless of their religious affiliation. She visited to request food, and Fatima experienced the sincere love of Christian believers for the first time in her life.

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Christmas Choir Sings in Syria

The civil war in Syria has caused millions to suffer, but given God's people an unprecedented opportunity to serve our spiritually needy family—as well as demonstrate His love to Muslims, many who are now open as never before.

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