Trip Report: Emergency Relief for Refugees Fleeing ISIS

Here’s a quick report from Pauline and Nihad, the Horizons staff members based in Beirut who took a 10 day emergency relief trip to Turkey to share the gospel with, and aid, the Syrian refugees fleeing from the ISIS attack on Kobani:

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1. We bought food and everyday use products for the refugees.
2. We were making sure to spread the good news to these people before distributing them. Nihad with the males and Pauline with the females.
3. We visited several regions.
4. We were also serving very near the border between Turkey and Syria, in a place called Curus, where the Kobani people were first fleeing from ISIS.
5. We were doing house visits at night.
6. We experienced several miracles, of God healing sicknesses and diseases.
7. We saw tears flowing from their eyes while we were witnessing and praying for them.
8. Many received Christ in their lives.
9. We stayed in Curus for 4 days and then went to Orfa for 1 day, 2 days in Antakya (The biblical city of Antioch) followed by couple of hours in Istanbul where we were encouraging the believers for their ministry and praying for them.
10. Not only this, but to our surprise God had more in mind. He opened up so many other doors for us to reach to the Turkish people too. Pauline was witnessing to taxi drivers in buses and in many shops and restaurants we were going to, and all were Turkish Muslims. many other people were contacting us, knowing we are in Turkey, to come and visit us. They were listening with open hearts and receiving the good news with gladness.
11. The experiences and God’s goodness towards us and others are many – too many to count!
12. Overall we saw harvest and was a glorious fruitful mission for us.
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Thank you so much, all of you who prayed and donated, giving these refugees a chance to both see the love of Christ tangibly demonstrated and also to hear the gospel for the first time in their lives!

Pauline and Nihad, Having fun with the Kids

Pauline and Nihad, Having fun with the Kids

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Nihad Praying for a Man with a Large Cyst on his Face

Nihad Praying for a Man with a Large Cyst on his Face

Local Believers Helping Nihad Pack up Food Aid

Local Believers Helping Nihad Pack up Food Aid

Plumes of Smoke Rising from Kobani, under Attack from ISIS

Plumes of Smoke Rising from Kobani, under Attack from ISIS

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Pauline and Nihad, Laying Hands on a Refugee Boy

Pauline and Nihad, Laying Hands on a Refugee Boy

Pauline giving out Hygiene Products to Refugee Women

Pauline giving out Hygiene Products to Refugee Women

Nihad, Sharing the Gosple with a Group of Refugee Men

Nihad, Sharing the Gosple with a Group of Refugee Men

Pauline Sharing the Gospel with a Group of Refugee Kids

Pauline Sharing the Gospel with a Group of Refugee Kids

Nihad with a Group of Refugee Kids

Nihad with a Group of Refugee Kids

Pauline Preaching the Gospel before Distributing Aid

Pauline Preaching the Gospel before Distributing Aid

Nihad and Pauline, praying for a girl who could not bend her knees

Nihad and Pauline, praying for a girl who could not bend her knees

Pauline Distributing Aid to Refugees

Pauline Distributing Aid to Refugees

Nihad Praying for a Man

Nihad Praying for a Man

Pauline Sharing Jesus with a Group of Women

Pauline Sharing Jesus with a Group of Women

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