It is hard not to gasp in shock when you meet 17-year-old Yousif. It is even harder not to burst into tears when his mother, who asked to remain anonymous, tells his story. The family lived in a Christian section of Baghdad, Iraq. Many of the wealthiest Christian residents left after the Iran-Iraq war and sold their homes to Muslims. Eventually, Christians became the minority.
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“I will tell you about my beautiful life and family before ISIS destroyed it,” 16-year-old Maryam says in beautifully accented English with a wistful sigh. Maryam is one of many persecuted Christians The Fellowship is now mobilizing to help.
How do you carry on a normal life after experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust? Lena was just a child when the Nazis stormed her village in Ukraine, but she remembers it vividly. "During the war we hid from the Germans in cellars,” she recalls. “I remember how the Jews were taken and shot.
Marina believed her husband, Anton, was out of control. While Marina cared for their two young children, Anton would stay out late drinking. Then he’d come home intoxicated and angry. Find out how The Fellowship helped Marina in her time of need.
Though she is now 76, Galina still vividly remembers when the Nazis stormed into her family’s home in Ukraine when she was just a young girl. "They entered our home where we laid still under the beds. We were so scared,” she recalls. “They took our food and left. I asked my mother why they kill young children. She didn't answer me.