It was a difficult decision to make – whether to have the anticipated annual Christmas parties or not in Iraq and Egypt which our teams there have in the past become quite famous for, to be honest. The children wanted the parties, of course we did too, but COVID-19 numbers made the decision for us. No parties. What to do…how could we make a special Christmas for the children?
That’s when you came in. When we sent out an appeal for funds for a Christmas for the Children, so many of you came through! We received $3425 and combined with some Year End Funds, our teams bought each of the children a gift, some candy and (at Dee’s insistence) oranges and apples. The refugee families also received their food packages at this time which they very much appreciated. In a land where very little can be counted on – i.e. COVID-19 government shut downs in Iraq has meant that payroll for many teachers and other government workers have not been made for months – thank you for helping us be consistent with care and in doing so, represent God’s nature of faithfulness to a hurting people.
“God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?” Numbers 23:19 ESV
CHRISTMAS FOR THE CHILDREN: Above, children in Northern Iraq receive some of the gifts and food to help make their Christmas special.Thank you, Indigenous Ministries Family! A special word of thanks to our hard working teams in the Middle East who really went above and beyond to make this happen for the children! To watch a video on this event, go to thisYouTube link.