The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. Isaiah 9:2 (NIV)
“Christmas will be here soon,” my first-grade teacher said. “In a couple weeks you children will fly home to your parents on their mission stations for the holidays. Today we’ll make a Christmas craft for you to take home.”
Twenty faces beamed around the sunlit classroom at the boarding school for missionary children in Nigeria, and happy voices called out.
“Yay! It’s almost Christmas!”
Christians in northern Iraq are slowly rebuilding their communities ruined during the ISIS occupation. Aid to the Church in Need began the rehabilitation and restoration of churches and church-owned properties in support of local Christian groups.