John and I met with these two women who were kidnapped by ISIS in 2014. They chose to share their painful stories with us so (in their words) “that people will know what ISIS is doing and help free more women.” The woman next to me was kidnapped with her husband and three children. They took her 7 month old and husband in 2014 and she hasn’t seen them since. The little girls and many other small children were forced to watch beheadings and torture on laptops. Her husband is still presumably in the ISIS army and she has no job.
Miriam, 24, in red, was sold again and again, tortured and abused repeatedly. Thousands of women are still in captivity and deserve to be remembered and helped. Her village doesn’t exist and she is illiterate; we’re helping these women so they can have a future.
Please visit Beautiful International’s Facebook page to watch the video of Nadia Murad Basee Taha, one of the women we as a ministry helped rescue from ISIS. She testified before the United Nations in December 2015 about what ISIS has done to thousands of Yazidi, Iraqi and Syrian women.
I encourage you to visit www.BeautifulInternational.org to read their personal stories.
Thank you for those who have given and prayed; I ask that you please continue.