Published on September 8th, 2016
Iraqi children in school
Christians in Iraq have been driven from their homes and their cities by fighters who belong to ISIS, a radical Muslim group. Christian families have to leave behind their belongings and everything that is familiar to them.
When they arrive in another country, there is often no place for the children to go to school. Many Iraqi children have been out of school for more than a year.
With VOM’s help, a church near a refugee camp has started a school. (See the photo above.) The church leaders fixed up a house with a big backyard. They planned to open the school to 25 children. About 100 students signed up.
The goal of the school is to “bring the love of God to every house through the children.”
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To Think About
If you had to leave your house without carrying anything away with you, what would you miss the most when you settled in a new place? Pray for Iraqi children who miss the things they had to leave behind.