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Miracles in Their Family
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September 10, 2020
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Miracles in Their Family
from Impact Middle East leader in Iraq
 
Joseph, a refugee from Syria, is a member of our church in Iraq. Because he is from a Christian background, he faced many problems in Syria. He was persecuted at his work and in his community, especially with the growing fundamental forces in his country. The stress drove him and his family to leave their home in Syria in December 2016 and seek asylum in Lebanon. They began their paperwork to settle in this country, and Joseph looked for a job. Again they were persecuted, this time because they were Syrian refugees. They suffered for two years before deciding to leave Lebanon. This time they came to Kurdistan in Iraq and settled in our city in July 2018. Just like any other family, they were looking for security, peace and a better future for their children.
 
During this time, Joseph was away from God. His spiritual condition, as well as all of the upheaval and stress, had a negative impact on his life and his relationship with his wife. They quarreled often. His friends encouraged him to seek the pleasures of the world. The tension at home continued until Joseph's wife came to know Jesus Christ. Then, a remarkable change began to happen in her life. She was a much calmer person who could better handle the stress of daily chores and her husband's conduct. Joseph started to notice his wife’s new way of approaching life and could sense her inner joy and peace. He felt ashamed and guilty for the way he was treating her. His wife, sensing what was going on in his heart, started to share her faith with him and encouraged him to accept Jesus as his personal Savior ... and he did!
 
Since Joseph made the decision to follow Christ, the Lord has done many miracles in his family. They have became regular members of our church. His daughter plays an instrument and leads worship during our services. Joseph and his wife are always ready to do anything to help at church.

We are very grateful for Joseph and his family and for their love for God and his church. May God bless them richly!
Join with Impact Middle East leaders as they offer you a Christmas blessing. Through video, they will take you to these four geographical locations in the Middle East and share scriptures and thoughts to prepare your hearts for the coming of the Messiah during the advent season.
 
Iraq – Prophets Proclaim His Purpose
Jordan – John the Baptist Prepares the Way
Nazareth – Angel Foretells His Birth
Egypt – Holy Family Find Refuge

 
The fifth video will feature Christmas greetings/blessings from multiple Impact Middle East leaders.
Special Opportunity

Impact Middle East is looking for local churches interested in helping refugee children in Jordan and Iraq attend school where they will receive biblical and academic instruction. Connected Communities, through International Child Care Ministries (ICCM), makes a way for churches to come alongside specific schools in the Middle East.
Connected Community: dale@impactmiddleeast.org
Children's Resources 
Great for VBS or other children's missions studies

Click here for Missions Alive! Middle East and other downloads (missions curriculum for grades 1-6)
Password:
20MEeJiI20

Click here for Missions Project handout - project information, stories, activities (Offerings will enable the Noor Center in Northern Iraq help refugee children and their families)
Other Video Resources
These video resources are now password protected for security reasons. For the password, email: contact@impactmiddleeast.org.

To view videos of Impact Middle East Ministry in EGYPT,
click here.

To view videos of Impact Middle East Ministry in IRAQ, click here.

To view videos of Impact Middle East Ministry in ISRAEL, click here.

To view videos of Impact Middle East Ministry in JORDAN, click here.

Other Opportunities

Heavenly Treasures - an Impact Middle East partner organization - offers online access to hand-crafted products made by Iraqi refugee artisans. Heavenly Treasures can also provide a “pop-up” store for your church or organization.
Shop: shopwithamission.com

Pop-up Store: christina@heavenlytreasures.org



SEED helps design innovative and high quality products for refugees from across the Middle East to make together, building inter-cultural relationships and sharing God’s love. Buy these designs - and purchase tote bags in bulk - at shopSEEDmarket.org
When you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/26-4657639, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Impact Middle East.
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