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Faces of The Fellowship: Faten

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Faten was so proud when her son, Sinan, started his new job in their Iraqi village of Batnaya. But that joy quickly gave way to deep grief when Sinan was killed by ISIS terrorists on his second day on the job.

Faten and her family – her husband, Sameer, and their 22-year-old twins, Aseel and Soni – were heartbroken. But there was no time to process their grief; they knew they needed to leave their village immediately. As Christians, they all were in danger of the same hatred and violence that took Sinan.

They fled to Baghdad seeking protection and help, and eventually moved to Jordan, where they live in limbo, not allowed to work or attend school, hoping to be resettled somewhere safer.

On top of the persecution they face for their Christian beliefs, the family also suffers from many medical conditions. Both Faten and Sameer are diabetic and struggle with high blood pressure. Faten is now also falling into depression. Aseel has severe kidney and dental problems. And while Soni is healthy, Faten is afraid for him to leave their home; she cannot bear the thought of losing another child.

While they are in Jordan, Faten and her family are grateful for the help they receive from a medical clinic The Fellowship now funds. Faten and Sameer’s medications are expensive, and they could not survive without them. Even more than the medical assistance, they are grateful to know that people around the world are aware of their plight, and are moved to help them in their time of desperate need.

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