Monday, December 18, 2017

Heartbreak and Healing in Iraq

Medical staff have treated more than 1,500 patients since the Emergency Field Hospital opened in January just outside of war-ravaged Mosul. Traumatic injuries, life-saving care, and major surgeries mark the days. It's hard to wrap your head and heart ... [Read More]


An ISIS Victim Clings to the Truth of God’s Love

It’s my nature to ask questions, but I’ve learned that it’s never the question that leaves an impact. It’s always the answer. It’s the answer that gives you a glimpse into someone’s heart. As a writer, I’m normally the one asking the questions, and I ... [Read More]


Dispatch from Eastern Edge of Mosul City

At the edge of eastern Mosul city, I expected to see tanks rolling by, ambulances racing past with sirens blaring, and smoke rising from burning oil and buildings. That all was there as our team—suited up bullet-proof vests and helmets—jumped out o ... [Read More]


Iraqis Return Home to Village Liberated from ISIS

Thousands of Iraqis have been displaced by the battle for Mosul, and the fight continues. Some outlying towns have already been cleared of ISIS as Iraqi and coalition forces close in on the city center. One of these newly liberated villages, ... [Read More]


Inside an Evacuee Camp in Northern Iraq

Walking into the dusty camp, I realize I am no longer reading the news reports—I am living them. I stare out of the chain-link fence that surrounds the camp in Khazir and watch as thousands of refugees arrive in a convoy of military vehicles, b ... [Read More]


Pointing Young Eyes to God in Northern Iraq

The following is a Q&A with a teacher at a child-friendly space for Yazidi children run by Samaritan’s Purse. Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? I come from Ramadi in southern Iraq, but I married a man and moved to this vi ... [Read More]