“The LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.”Isaiah 61:1
Nadia lives in a refugee camp of thousands. Like so many of her fellow Yazidis, she had no choice but to run for safety and leave everything behind when ISIS invaded. Yet there is one thing that separates Nadia from so many of her people she lives among in the refugee camp; it’s her faith in Jesus. She must be careful who she tells and how she acts, but each day she offers herself to be God’s hands and feet around the tents. She gives out Bibles when she can, and she sits and prays with families who ask her to.
When the women and girls return, having been rescued from Syria and freed from their torment as slaves of ISIS, some of them are pregnant and fear how they will be received. Nadia makes a point of embracing them in public, weeping with them in private, and doing all she can to show God’s love. “Jesus is love,” one of them said to Nadia a few weeks after her return. “We saw Christians helping people because Jesus taught them to do that. All Mohammed taught us was how to kill, but Jesus brings peace.”
Pray for the thousands of women and girls who have been defiled by ISIS, that they may be surrounded by Christians whom God sends to bring Good News.