NORTHERN IRAQ — In 2014 when ISIS entered Mosul persecuted Iraqi Christian Namir was forced to flee the city with his family and seek safety in Northern Iraq in Erbil. But he struggled to earn a living to feed his family until he received help from Christian charity Help The Persecuted to start up his own car parts shop, which he says literally saved his life.
When persecuted Iraqi Christian Namir was forced to flee ISIS in Mosul, he struggled to make a living to support his family when they were displaced in Erbil in the north of the country.
However, thanks to support from Christian charity, Help the Persecuted, he was able to start his own car parts shop as part of their Enduring Livelihoods ministry.
The charity’s Daniel Chua explains how this business has transformed Namir’s life.
He even shared that without your support and without this project I would have starved to death.
And when he said that, and I had the privilege to record him when he said that, he had tears in his eyes and he told me that without you I cannot survive. “You gave me my dream back. You gave me my life back and you gave my family hope.”
And Amir had this message of thanks for the help he’s received.
I am blessed by the love of the Lord and for your presence in my life
Help the Persecuted has now helped start up and run more than 190 businesses for more than 1,000 believers in countries hostile to the Gospel, including Syria, Iraq and Iran, providing them with long-term sustainable incomes.
Imad is one of the many examples of how this ministry has enabled their businesses to thrive.
I just want to thank you for your generous support. I used to ask others for help but now, I have my own work and I am happy. I am able to feed my family now without worries or fear.
What is the reason behind your smile today?
Because of God’s grace and love for me.
And help the persecuted plans to expand their enduring livelihoods ministry into more countries so many others like Namir and Imad can have a hope and a sustainable future.
About Help The Persecuted
Rescue. Restore. Rebuild. Help The Persecuted has been supporting suffering Christians with practical and spiritual help since 2011 and in 2018 was established as standalone charitable organization. We pray our efforts will empower the global Church to flourish not just in Middle East and North Africa, but also in the Western world as we share in their suffering and bear their burdens. Help The Persecuted is a 501(c)3 organization and a member of ECFA, the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability
- Global News Alliance, Life-Changing Livelihood for Persecuted Iraqi Christian
- Help the Persecuted, Official Website