What is Happening in Iraq?

As Dee and I were with our staff heading to a refugee clothes distribution on the Ninevah Plain, Iraq earlier this month, tensions of the last several days were heavy in the air. Protests across the country were rampant. New Shia flags fluttered over village homes signaling that the unrest and revolution would soon come […]

We Gave out Backpacks in Iraq From You!

The energy in the room equaled the noise level.  The kids had seen the backpacks as they were unloaded from the cart onto the floor, and excitedly they pointed to the ones they hoped they would get.  Our teams filed into the room and Mryana took the microphone and began talking to the children.  She […]

Volunteer to Make a Difference in Refugee Kids’ Lives

For just a few hours’ work, you’ll be amazed at the impact you and your church will make. It’s called the Refugee Child Sponsorship Sunday and it’s an easy way your church can directly impact the lives of refugees in the Middle East. We have everything you need online and in a kit. You’ll need […]

Refugee Family Starts Life Over for the 2nd Time

Kurdistan – One of our families whose children are in our Refugee Child Sponsorship Program in Iraq shared their story with our visitation team this week.  In 2014, they considered themselves to have a comfortable life in the small town they lived in on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. When ISIS, or, ISIL, began intervening […]

School is around the corner! Backpacks still needed!

Countdown to school – September!  With $10,100 to go to help all our sponsored kids in Iraq and Egypt, and to be honest, we’re in a pinch! Would you give what you can to help us get these kids back in school?   Donate on our website today!  Suggested amount for one child: $83, includes […]

4 Reasons You Should Sponsor a kid in Baghdad!

It’s actually quite convenient. We’ll keep this very brief. Skip learning Arabic, forget pesky travel documents, flights and jet lag! ***  Stay right where you are and still change kids’ lives in Iraq.  All you do is send in your money each month, pray for your sponsored kids and write letters. We do the rest.  […]

Refugee Kids Attend Two Months of VBS

Bored kids in the summer is never a good idea…and refugee kids dealing with the summer heat that is climbing into the triple digits with nothing to do is even more of a reason to capture summer days wisely!  IM’s team in Kurdistan is making the most of these days by providing an engaging daily VBS to […]

Annual Backpack & School Supplies Campaign

We are in the middle of our very special annual fundraiser that provides backpacks, school supplies, uniform and socks and shoes for all the children in our sponsorship programs in Iraq, Egypt and the Philippines.  The total cost for each child (backpack fully supplied, school uniform, shoes and socks) is $83. Whether or not you […]

Rapid Response in the Middle East

Just before I flew to Iraq last month, we held our IM Board Meeting in Colorado. You may remember last month’s Colorado epic snow “Bomb” -this unusual weather extended our meeting as the board and Dee and I were snowed in together for almost two days at our home.  It allowed us more time to […]

One Sponsor Letter + Refugee Kid = Beeeg Smile!

Thank you for the letters! Keep ‘em coming! These pics are from April 15 as our team handed out letters to the kids from their sponsor in a refugee camp in Erbil.  Three smiles and one who was shy…that’s okay too! Please email a letter today (bonus: it’s free) to your child via Star to: […]