In August 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attacked the Yazidi people in the Sinjar province of Iraq, conquering the region shortly afterward. The conflict triggered mass exodus from the area as families sought safe refuge in Northern Iraq. Nearly 3,000 people have died and 5,000 women and children have been kidnapped, many of whom were forced into human trafficking.
As part of the worldwide response to help refugees, Buckner shipped more than 6,700 pairs of shoes donated through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® to a missionary who works in the area. At the end of September 2015, she traveled more than a day to deliver the shoes to refugees living in overcrowded camps, fleeing with only the clothes on their backs.
This week, we are asking the Buckner family to pray for the Yazidis.
•Pray that a resolution to this atrocious situation can be found.
•Ask God to protect the Yazidis in their vulnerability.
•Pray the Yazidis will come to know God as a result of the shoe distribution.
•Pray for the missionary working in the area. It is a difficult and dangerous area to serve, yet she remains committed to it.
*Once a month, we will send you specific ways for you to pray for Buckner ministries. Thank you for lifting us up!
We're excited to share with you all the ways you can shine hope to vulnerable children and families around the world. We invite you to stay connected with us while also growing in your own faith.
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