MIDDLE EAST STORIES OF IMPACT
Break My Heart for What Breaks His: Leslie's Story of Impact
"You'll hear stories of death threats, escape, lost family members, sick children, and loss of hope, as you visit the refugees from Iraq and Syria in their homes. Was it hard to hear these stories? Absolutely. But these people deserve to be heard. If you let it break your heart, I promise you God will do something amazing through you."
In August 2014, the town that David and his family were living in on the outskirts of Mosul was about to be taken over by ISIS. The family packed up their important documents and got in the back of a caged-in pickup truck with more than 40-50 others to flee for their lives. In Erbil, they would find safety from ISIS, a city that flooded with tens of thousands of other refugees who had fled as well.
Nawal and Sahar are sisters from Homs, Syria. While both were pregnant with their first child, they had to flee their home city in 2014 because of the 4-year siege of their city from 2011-2015. They arrived in Jordan with their husbands and their parents. Soon after their arrival both Nawal and Sahar gave birth to their first children, two boys. Recently Sahar had her second child, a beautiful little girl. Their husbands have done everything in their power to provide for the families. They have sold light bulbs on the street, helped install satellite dishes and many other jobs. Sometimes they would work for more than a month and the employer would not pay them. They could do nothing about it because they have no legal rights for employment.
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