The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is working to launch a new elementary school for the children of families exiled by ISIS.
According to the organization, these Christian families gave up everything when they were forced to flee their homes in the Nineveh Plain in northern Iraq after refusing to deny their faith. Now, they live in shelters, warehouses, and vacated apartments. Furthermore, the parents cannot work or provide schooling for their children.
In response, VOM is partnering with local Christian leaders to meet the educational needs for 150 of these children. The outreach so far includes renovations, school supplies, teachers, and even vehicles to transport the children.
To date, nearly half of the $150,000 budget has been raised for the new school’s 2015-2016 school year. And already the organization has seen a glimpse of what the school will look like when the more than 150 children, ages 4 through 8, eventually fill it.
“I was amazed at the joy on the faces of these children as they sang praises to Jesus,” commented VOM President Jim Dau. “Children who had, just a year earlier, been driven into the desert with their families after ISIS attacked.”
VOM is praying that the Lord will use the organization to provide the children with a quality Christian education and that more donors will help ensure the school is fully supported for the 2015-2016 school year.
To contribute to the new school for exiled Christian families, click here.
By NRB Staff
Published: October 15, 2015