By the grace of God…

After 6 grueling months in Iraq for our little family we have made it home safe. I have been at a loss on how to sum up such an intense time of love and loss, tragedy and triumph, and friendship and memories that will be with us forever. The refining fire of those 6 months has forever changed us and drawn us closer to the Lord. We are humbled and encouraged that the Lord invited us to go through such a training and an equipping in our own lives while also getting to serve.

During several slow days we felt like we weren’t making a dent but when we looked back to sum it up for our donors we saw what Gods hand had done. This is what your prayers accomplished. This is what your gifts made happen. Thank you doesn’t do it justice.

  • Well over a thousand Peshmerga soldiers were trained medically, given medical kits and prayed for by our small teams.
  • We were able to equip a partner team with trauma medical kits and supplies to train hundreds more soldiers.
  • The first ever girls safe house (for girls formerly held captive or enslaved by ISIS) was established and sheltered 9 women and 2 small children for a time of refreshing and love. It included getting each one medical screenings and prescriptions, all new wardrobes, backpacks full of supplies toothpaste, toothbrushes, brushes, makeup (they were overjoyed with this more than anything), makeovers, therapaetic massages, emotional release therapy, jewelry making instruction and supplies to continue to sell their own.
  • We partnered with another organization to pass on the baton to continue a safe house and were able to furnish the entire house for staff and provide supplies for the girls they are currently serving.
  • Hundreds of care packages were distributed to refugees.
  • Made and distributed essentials bags to widows and orphans begging on the streets.
  • Sent thousands of feminie hygiene products to Mt Sinjar and the thousands of people taking refuge there.
  • Assisted in providing a flour machine for the Yazidis on Mt. Sinjar.
  • Delivered hundreds of femine hygiene products and helped distribute thousands of lbs of flour to a refugee camp near the frontlines.
  • Partnered with  local church to do clothes distributions.
  • Raised thousands of dollars for a life saving surgery for a young refugee boy.
  • Assisted in funding a refugee woman’s surgery.
  • Conducted several local clinics for refugees and their children.
  • Birthed our 2nd born baby!

We’ve just received pictures today of the medical kits we provided to a partner team being used to train more troop and treat the injured and will post those shortly! We were overjoyed to work together with ministries in unity.This team was one of those blessings who just humbly wanted to work for the Lord and it was refreshing to pray with them and partner before we returned home.

We have continued to collect donations to support the girls home in Iraqi Kurdistan. We are continuing to partner with amazing servants of our Lord on ground and will work on posting their links shortly if you’d like to donate directly to them and see what other awesome work they are doing. We are home safe after a long journey home with toddler and 2 month old. After several weeks of adjusting back home, we are embarking on the next project we feel God has placed on our heart. In the meantime God has blessed Jeremiah with a part time job, Amanda is home with our 2 year old Judah Gideon and our Kurdish born 5 month old, Anaiah Justice, we are working on a jewelry line to launch soon with proceeds going to trafficked women.

If you would led to hear about the next project before we announce it publicly please email me at ftgfpsalm91@gmail.com and I will forward the details!

“These women are strong. They are brave.”

This update was from May, written by our staff member KT. Many things have grown and changed since then and I will tell that in an update to follow:

“We have exciting news to share! Our team opened the first ever women’s safe home in Kurdistan! We welcomed 9 women and 2 children who have been rescued from ISIS into the home. The women and girls range in age from 11 to 55, but most are in their teens.

The first day in the home was filled with laughter. We drank tea, introduced ourselves, laughed when we mispronounced words in Kurdish, ate ice cream, and enjoyed each other’s company. The mood was generally light, and the atmosphere peaceful. One of the girls said that if she was at home she would be crying, but because she is here, she is happy. We did puzzles, colored, and visited. We sat quietly, gave hugs and kisses, and shared God’s love. We are incredibly thankful that love does not require you to speak the same language, because it is its own language. God’s love can be shared without ever saying a word.

We heard from many of the girls that their brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers are still captives of ISIS, or have been killed. There is a heart breaking realness when you look into their eyes and know what they have gone through. Even with our hearts breaking, there is a peace that surpasses all understanding. It doesn’t make sense in the human realm, but that’s the point. The peace and hope that we carry is supernatural. It fully surpasses human understanding.

These women are strong. They are brave. There is an undeniable hope that they express, each one in her own way. It may be a simple smile, or words and actions, but you can see the hope that each one has for the future. We know that God has placed all of us, including each of these women, here, in this house, at this time, in this place, for such a time as this. ”

We’re so blessed to be a part of this short season in their lives. We’re blessed to play a small part in their story. And we’re blessed to know them, and to pray for them. We know that God has a plan for each of these women that He has brought to us. It’s our desire that they see the love and peace of Christ radiating through our lives and actions.

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:16

Update from Iraq: broken pipes, broken cars, and bartering at bazaars

broken down for hours
broken down for hours
Daddy and son putting together 1 of 20 beds
Daddy and son putting together 1 of 20 beds
Kitchen in progress
Kitchen in progress

Hello Friends,

We have been overwhelmed with the work here. I will give a quick overview of what the last few weeks have held:

We have focused in all of our efforts to furnish the safe house and get it ready to receive the women on May 2nd. Furnishing a home sounds easy..we had no idea what we were in for but now we realize this is truly something God has to do because we simply cant. Because we are not a large organization and just a family with a couple team members It has been quite monumental. We have had to go to the bazaars, swap meets, and scout different affordable areas to find each piece for the house from curtains and beds to pictures, dishes, and welcome mats and then load it onto our vehicle, take it back, and assemble it ourselves. The other aspect that makes this interesting is the language/cultural barrier that we have had to work through while shopping, bartering, and trying to find where to buy things. Google isn’t a resource here like it is at home and OH how we will appreciate it when we can utilize it again. The house is coming together beautifully as only God can do.

This is the first run through of a program like this here of its kind, meaning it will also be a first for the officials we are working with, for us, and for the women. Because of this there are not many people to learn from or ask advice from, its harder but its a beautiful place to be because we have no one to ask but Jesus, who we should be asking first anyways! We are learning to be flexible and humble as each day brings so many surprises from our car breaking down (the gas station mixed water with the gas), contractors and gardeners not showing up, storms cancelling all work, water leaks, language barrier miscommunications, missing parts to brand new furniture, our son getting his molars, and finding a dr. and hospital to deliver our next baby at. We squeezed in a Dr appointment and found out we are having a girl! The due date is in a few weeks so we also appreciate your prayers for that. In the next post we will share the side projects and immediate ways your support has helped the people of Kurdistan.

We need all the help we can get , if you feel the Lord move on your heart you can donate at the donate tab above. Please pray for Gods grace for this small team as we push to finish the home!

On top of the house preparations above, we have had the opportunity to aid many of the newly released or rescued people. We wanted to share with you so you know what you have directly sown into the last 2 weeks, here is a brief summary:

  • 200+ yazidis just released from ISIS: We were able to pay for the transportation to deliver tents for newly released refugees to live in. They were severely malnourished and dehydrated so we sent 2,000 packs of electrolytes and minerals. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/04/08/isis-releases-more-than-200-yazidi-prisoners-in-iraq/
  • An emergency surgery was needed for a refugee so we partnered to pay for the surgery.
  • Help purchase a flour making machine for a refugee camp
  • Traveled to and Evaluated the situation in Sinjar- we are formulating a plan to help the refugee situation and to aid with medical kits to the fighting forces there.
  • Met with Peshmerga medical Doctors to schedule combat medic training
  • Our midwife was able to labor with a woman losing her baby at 19 weeks and be an incredible support through such a difficult time
  • the midwife also was able to attend to another woman and her newly born baby immediately after a C-section
  • We are purchasing the supplies and assembling 1,000 trauma medic kits to give to those we are able to train

Thank you all for your prayers, support, and encouragement. The days are long and hard but we are seeing God work and it is so worth it to even give a cup of water to ones of His little ones.

Serving the King

Greetings from Kurdistan!

Here is a summary of what has gone on so far and what we are working towards. We continue to be blown away by the prayer support back home. We know that we are not alone and this is work you are all a part of back home through your intercession and donations. It truly is an honor serving beside so many around the world even though we have never met, we are all serving the King together. We pray Gods blessing on each of you!

We have been here for less than a month and God has opened up doors larger than we dared to dream or imagine…truly Ephesians 3:20 moments:

What we are working on currently by the grace of God:

1) We’ve been blessed with an opportunity to open a rehabilitation program for women who have been captured, raped, trafficked and then rescued from ISIS. We are currently focusing on that by furnishing the home, finding the staff & translators, and funding for the program so we can be ready to receive them in the coming weeks. The number is staggering, in the hundreds but we know God is more than able to bring healing to each and everyone no matter how horrific. GOD IS ABLE!

2) An Orphanage for younger girls affected by trauma and torture

3) We Are currently making trauma medical kits for front line Peshmerga soldiers that we have had the opportunity to train medically.

What the Lord has blessed us to be able to do already:
1) Did combat medic classes for 500 Peshmerga Soldiers and 600 Christian men joining the Peshmerga! We were able to purchase supplies to put together med kits to distribute to those who know now how to use it.

2) We were able to pray over almost every group of men that were trained.

3) Did 4 free clinics, 1 was with an incredible Pediatrician and we were able to provide prayer, medicine, diapers, and smiles to many children and their families

4) Volunteered at a camp of 12,000 Syrian refugees and helped distribute clothing to hundreds of them.

5) Met and ministered to a group of widows whose husbands were killed by ISIS. They fled with their 11 children and are living in an abandoned building. God opened the door to bring hundreds of diapers, food, and funds. We don’t always give away money, but we felt the Lord leading us to in this case. When women become widows here, its not just there husbands that are killed it is also their livelihood and income.

6) Met another group of refugees in abandoned, unfinished buildings- 15 families- God opened the door to bring blankets, shoes, mattress pads, clothes, marbles, toys, laundry soap, and formula and then play for hours with the children. The midwife on the team was able to see a pregnant women and treat a sick baby.

What you can specifically do to help us:

1) Pray for:
-the people affected by this violence and hatred
-us to be fully submitted to the Lord and eyes continually on Him
-health for the team (especially Amanda and Judah)
-help to make the right choice on vehicles
-wisdom, protection and favor in our coming decisions regarding the women and girls
-grace to chose the right staff to assist us

2.) Contact us if you feel strongly led to be a volunteer. We will also pray with you and see what openings are available.

3.) Donate any amount the Lord leads, even $5 has bought 100 diapers that we have given out. The donate tab is above.

Thank you all for your continued support. We will work on doing better at updating you all and posting pictures as soon as we are able to make them secure.

Take comfort in this verse with us as we pray it and believe for it for the women and children :
“He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147

Supplies packed!

Over 400 pounds of supplies for the refugees are packed and ready to accompany the team! The supplies will be split between refugee relief and morale/care bags for the troops. Electrolytes, eczema creams, Essential Oils, baby rash powders, jackets, and other medical/nutritional aids are just some of the supplies we are able to bring thanks to all the support. We will be purchasing the other necessary items like food, clothing, heaters, diapers etc in country for refugees. The team is busy preparing for this next deployment and would appreciate your prayers for every detail including grace to spend needed time in communion with the Lord, packing the right things, taking care of bills at home, spending time with loved ones etc Everyone is excited and at peace with the upcoming work the Lord has set before us. We just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your prayers and keep you in the loop. I’ll leave you with the verse that brought me sweet hope this morning in the midst of such evil of today: “Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and feed on His Faithfulness.” Psalm 37

Part 2, counting down.

This 2nd deployment has been much larger and in depth than our first whirlwind one. We were waiting on approvals from the Kurdish government and making sure everything was ok. We waited for 3 months and then got an oK and a request to be there in a couple weeks! So here goes another whirlwind but everything is going smoothly and our departure is coming up quickly. We want to take a moment and thank you all for supporting this for the last 6 months and give you a quick update so you know how to pray if you feel led.

Our team of 10 has a threefold plan:  1. We will continue the refugee relief as we did last time with clinics, distribution of needed supplies, and offering prayer. 2. This time around we are partnering with two other organizations to assist in the housing and care of women and children recently released from sexual slavery. This matter is very close to our hearts. We understand the difficulties that may be faced in housing and ministering to people coming out of such horrors but we are very thankful and motivated to move into this arena. Four of our team members are attending training on helping women with severe PTSD and we are prayerfully pursuing avenues to make the home as tranquil as possible. The groundwork is being laid and we plan to be able to open our the rehabilitation-house for treatment and assistance very soon.

3. We are humbled and inspired by the sacrifice and bravery of the Peshmerga and hope to bless them with morale bags and lifesaving medical instruction from our team medics. The morale bags include things like electrolytes, gum, aspirin etc. We will be making medic bags which include CAT tourniquets, combat gauze etc and distributing both as we thank them and pray for them.

It is such an honor serving with all of you. We read and pray for every person who sends us a note, letter, or donation. God bless you all!

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

1.PRAYER: for those being persecuted and enslaved, those displaced, the brave Kurds fighting on the front lines, and our team.

2.SUPPORT:  We currently need assistance to sponsor team members for deployment. You can financially support at the “donate/contact us” tab. Please annotate SPONSOR if you’d like to support a missionary going. If it is not directed toward that we send all donations directly to the refugee relief.

3. PERSONNEL: If you have a strong foundation upon Jesus, relevant skills and feel led to help physically, please contact us at ftgfpsalm91@gmail.com

An update from a heavy heart…

Apologies, our updates are sporadic and that is my fault (Amanda). I am pregnant (yey), the naseau and fatigue has slammed me hard the first trimester but here is the latest:

Toby and Katie, the paramedic and nurse, are home safely, enjoying time with their excited families. We just got home from wiring $3,000 to our friends at CRI to purchase and distribute moral bags, medical treatment and medical equipment for the Peshmerga troops who are fighting ISIS and liberating the villages.

Someone contacted us via Steve Quayle’s website who has worked in Iraq and was a great help. He is working out donating coats for the refugees! Winter is coming so what a blessing that is. We also sent over donations when Toby was in country to purchase many blankets and winter clothes in preparation for the coming cold season. In addition to medical care, We hope to provide hundreds of refugee families with heaters and coats when we arrive.

Our team is all home safe now, but preparations for our 2nd deployment are already well under way. We hope to have a new team assembled and ready to depart in the coming weeks. The other potential members are confirming shortly if and when they will be joining us. We have 8 huge boxes of medical supplies, electrolytes, and equipment and many more en route to accompany us for round 2.

The Lord has provided us with an amazing interpreter who is giving us intelligence on the ground and updates with the Peshmerga and refugees. We look forward to working with him when we arrive. Our interpreter has shared that the rain is cuasing the Kurdish forces extra hardships and they need adequate rain gear. We were so blessed to work with the Peshmerga and are working to continue to serve and bless them as much as possible.

Lastly, something that is weighing heavily our hearts. This next deployment we hope to continue working with a partner organization in setting up assistance and safe houses for women who have been suffering in captivity. Some have been able to escape or have been rescued from ISIS’ horrific sex slavery and need help, as many have no family left in the region (they have either fled or been killed). The women and young girls being used as sex slaves weighs on our hearts daily. I just read an article which is posted below that says the women are unable to use the toilet because they are being raped so many times a day. They were able to send out a call and asked if friendly forces could just bomb them all to end their suffering. This is not something we can ignore or pretend or distract away. Our hearts are shredded knowing this is taking place right now, please please join us in praying for these captives. Fasting and prayer WILL make a difference.

http://www.ijreview.com/2014/10/191245-chilling-phone-call-yazidi-woman-made-sex-slave-isis-begs-west-bomb-brothel/?fb_action_ids=10205227178663835&fb_action_types=og.shares

Ways to help:

1. Raise awareness with the goal of calling people to prayer for the miraculous release and healing of those in captivity. Prayer does work and I know if we are faithful with this mighty weapon we wield, we WILL see and hear of many women delivered mightily.

2. We are collecting donations for all of the above but are hearts are most burdened to act on the sex slaves behalf. You can donate at our donation tab.

3. Pray for our team. I am working through a certification that will train me to deal and assist with victims of trauma so we can help them emotionally also. Jeremiah is working daily on all the small and large details that goes into this operation. We ask for prayer for God grace, wisdom, encouragement, and to do all in His Love.

4. Contact us at FTGFpsalm91@gmail.com if you have any other ways you can help or be involved.

Getting ready for deployment

Another busy day. 8,000 Trace Minerals Research Packets, $2000 worth of medical supplies, and more supplies are en route. Tourniquets and Arabic tracts were donated and ready to go to the Refugees. More potential team members are being interviewed and we also are partnering with great organizations. We have met some amazing people along the way and are amazed and humbled by what God is doing.

We are grateful to be apart of this and see Gods goodness at work but we continually feel a heavy burden to pray and cry out for mercy for those still captive, those families torn apart, those still sitting in ISIS’ shadow with no help, and for the Kurdish fighters. Please continue to intercede with us for this horrendous situation. Not one of us is helpless, please set a daily timer and choose a verse to agree with against the enemy and for the refugees, set up a prayer group, pray before bed, fast, and pray for the burden of the Lord. Ask for divine strategic prayer strategy. Please don’t neglect the power of intercession. I will leave you with this quote and hope it reminds and encourages us to intercede. It is time to go to war..

“A terrifying thing happened while evil basked in its success: prayer and fasting. A godless man had no idea the well of divine power a person could access from praying knees.” -Beth Moore writing on what was happening as the edict had gone out to slaughter the Jews.

Round 2 !!

Hello friends. Here is a long overdue update letter from the behind the scenes unit.
Jeremiah and I just returned from a week of almost daily meetings with our friend and huge supporter Steve Quayle. We hashed out and prayed together on what the Lord is leading. Nothing is for sure yet but after 2 weeks of praying and seeking and many dreams here is some of the promptings we feel so far. We want to share them with all of you as this is something that many of you have sown into and we need your prayers continuously.

On the ground in Iraq there are 2 team members, Toby and Katie, assisting CRI, another relief organization. We sent over $5300 today to the 2 team members for electrolytes, tourniquets, and misc supplies. Thank God for His provision!

We are working on a 2 fold plan back home. We are working on assembling a team for a 2nd deployment to deploy later this month. The main goal on our hearts is not only to give the Kurdish Army Medical kits, but to train the troops how to use them. We also hope to purchase more equipment, medical supplies and bring Essential Oils for refugees in an area they are worse off than those in major parts of the city. As we are over there serving we feel we need to take many notes and learn as much as we can so we can learn from and retain the experiential knowledge gained, especially if we are called to continue helping in this fashion for a longer period in Iraq or possibly other places of dire need.

Whether we stay for a prolonged period or this operation does extend to other areas of need, we desire to bring others in to help the cause and learn to deepen our spiritual walk and practical skills to fulfill the Isaiah 61 mandate along wtih learning to live under/walk out Psalm 91. We see many people that are either extremely skilled in tactical, medical, survival skills and other valuable practical skills etc… or they are very versed in spiritual matters. If we could choose one, your spiritual walk with the Lord IS the most important. But we believe we are entering a time where those lines are to be blurred. We need to seek the Lord as we use the gifts and tools He has blessed us with practically. All of it to be used for His Glory, every skill and training we need to do unto our King.

We are in the brainstorming stage on Part 2 and how we want to bring all of this together. We are waiting on the Lord for His ideas and direction. We appreciate all your support to futher help those being oppressed and to work with/train those willing to fight the oppressors like the amazing Peshmerga.

How you can get help:
1. The main things we can use to bring over are – Essential Oils (especially oils like Thieves, Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Oregano/Hyssop, Ginger, Frankincense, Elemi etc) Companies we trust quality wise are Young Living and DoTerra, I’m sure there are more but we have researched both of those and they are excellent. Hydrocortisone creams and TRACE MINERALS electrolytes are also very important. You can ship them to Jeremiah F. 2551 East Ave S suite G-169, Palmdale, Ca 93550 and we will bring them with the next team members.
2. Prayer! Prayer is more valuable than gold to us. Please cover the refugees, the troops fighting, the captives, and the teams serving.
3. Financial Support: you can go to our donate tab above and donate via paypal or mail a check to the address listed above

Thank you all! It is an honor serving with you.

Jeremiah & Amanda

Update to Steve Quayle from JEremiah/Training Medics!

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Teaching Combat Trauma Medical Class

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“We just finished our first training session for the Peshmerga. We taught combat trauma wound treatment, they were very appreciative. We also assessed them and passed out moral bags. Now they have asked us to go with security escorts from front line unit to front line unit teaching them how to do combat aid. We are buying and assembling trauma kits, teaching them how to use them and will be treating casualties as well. We are doing a 3-4 day mission to bring medical treatment, aid kits and training to the units who need it most.

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Soldier survived ISIS suicide bomb being treated by our team

   Attached is a picture of one of the kits we have been training them to use and have been passing out. They are about 8-2O dollars per kit, depending on the cost and availability of tourniquets. The tourniquets are extremely hard to track down, most of the soldiers have never seen one before. We’ve had to buy materials to make field expedient ones, to put in the kits now that we can’t find any more to buy

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 If people can get companies to DONATE equipment, we need CAT tourniquets, Quick Clot Combat Gauze, Hyfin chest seals, needle decompression kits and pressure bandages (Israeli type). 

 If people want to buy equipment to send to us, please ONLY BUY the tourniquets. If they want to buy anything other than tourniquets, it would be better to just donate to us because we can buy the rest of the equipment here at the local medical bazaars. Shipping stuff over here is ridiculously expensive, it’s worth it for the tourniquets because they are so hard to find here, but not worth it for anything else, as it’s much cheaper to just buy here.

 They can find the address to ship to or donate under the DONATE tab at the website fightthegoodfight91.com.  

 

 The Lord is doing a work here.

Thank you for all your help Steve, it’s truly making a difference for the refugees and the Peshmerga troops. They are standing in the gap for all of humanity, fighting the evil that is trying to force itself on the world.

Bless you and all who have helped the cause.”

Jeremiah

 

Encouraging those on the front lines…

 God has opened up an amazing opportunity to bless the Kurdish Army so they will be helping them when invited. The team is still providing food, clothing, and medical aid to the refugees. Jeremiah was amazed at the doors God is opening, thank you all for the prayers. The team made 100 care packages and treated the soldiers who have been described as being worse off than some of the refugees with no medical aid, fatigued, and fighting alone. Here is Jeremiahs email below:

“Today, we went to give the Kurdish Peshmerga (army) aid. We showed up and the high ranking officers made us sit down for a large lunch. We felt guilty eating when there are people in such dire circumstances, but we would have offended them greatly. It is their custom to bless visitors. They explained to us that they are so grateful for us to come and help, because they really need medical aid. They said they are also VERY grateful for the US air strikes that have helped them push back ISIS they said they are not just fighting for Kurdistan, they are fighting for humanity, because ISIS is against all of humanity. “

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 Please pray for the Kurdish fighters, Jeremiah was deeply moved by them and said they are fighting for all of us. They are alone on the front lines with hardly any equipment or medical aid. Many even use their own income to purchase their weapon and uniform. The kurdish army has pushed ISIS back out of a small village they took over and some refugees were able to return. Pray for them, please, they are the only ones laying down their lives on the front lives. The team attended a funeral yesterday for a Kurdish fighter who was captured by ISIS, tortured for weeks, and then murdered. 

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“It’s amazing, they have opened their lands to refugees from any creed and ethnicity. Now they fight to push ISIS back from the cities they forced the refugees out of, so they can go back home. They defend themselves and the refugees who aren’t even Kurdish. They are the ones who fought to open the road and get the 40,000 Yizidis off Mt. Sinjar. I felt such a burden to help them, to really help them any way possible. I felt so guilty our country/administration could have wiped out and can wipe out ISIS completely and does the bare minimum or less. They are so noble and honorable, I felt so appreciative for their perspective and for their willingness to stand up and fight for all of us. They are warriors with strong spirits and noble character, we delivered many care packages and aid to dozens of soldiers.                                                                      They have been persecuted for years by Saddam, and now ISIS wants to destroy them and the refugees they have taken in. Many throughout history have tried to wipe them out. They have developed a warrior culture so similar to the Israelis it’s crazy, many of the commanders look and act like Benjamin Netanyahu does, such a calm confidence and air of firmness and respect. We tried to pray for and thank every soldier, but they would always thank us so much more for coming to support them and help them, it was so moving. We prayed with each one we treated, they where so open to the prayer and it blessed them. I love these men. “

 

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It takes a lot to truly impress and move my husband, I immediately wanted to do all I could over here to rally help for them. I will post at the end what our plan of action is. 

 “It looks like they will invite us back regularly to give medical aid and they specifically requested a combat trauma class from us; what to do if your buddy gets shot…etc. Right up our alley. It will be amazing help to them to pass that knowledge on. They have guys dying from the simplest gunshot and shrapnel wounds…stuff that they shouldn’t be dying from. If they had a couple hours training, they would have lived. They are in desperate need of CAT tourniquets, if you can provide bulk shipments or get donations so we can purchase, it would be amazingly helpful and could save many lives. “

How you can help:

1.  CAT tourniquets &  sunglasses. A more detailed list is on the way. We are asking people to call military companies, gear suppliers, military surplus stores etc and see if they are willing to donate. If they are I can arrange shipping (its complicated) and can provide them documentation if needed. 

2.  Donations at the paypal button under the donations tab above and will be making purchases in country whenever the needed items are found.

3. Pray, Pray for this amazing group of men that are standing alone against such an evil. They have told Jeremiah that they feel like the world has forgotten about them and they are alone but they also tell him how grateful they are for the airstrikes.

Look for the Post titled “Plan of Action” coming soon once a detailed list and more information is finalized.

 

 

 

“Its time for the New Breed”

Why the phrase “new breed”?
On September 9, 2009 (9-9-09) Don’t know what the significance of that date is or if there is any but It stuck out to me. 3 different people had a dream that night that I was birthing something or pregnant. I also had a dream, here it is:
In the Dream a worship leader from a church I knew of but didn’t agree with very much and I were talking.No arguing, just hanging out. In the dream we had these symbols over our head, it was known in my dream that modern day Christians had these circles or triangles, that floated above our head but first day Christians had triangles or rectangles , I cant remember. I saw an elevator that was in a beautiful tower but it went down 56 levels. 1-56. I asked where does that go? And the worship leader said ” Noone goes that deep” and I said “well I am”
And when I said that my symbol floating above my head began to morph and formed into a combination of the first day Christians and modern day Christians and became a new symbol merged of both.
I suddenly was in a room and a tall commanding brown haired man I perceived to be an angel stood up and said
“Its time for the New Breed”.
Over the last 8 years the Lord has been unpacking that dream and confirming that a New Breed is arising and that this Virginia trip is training to become part of this New Breed born for such a time as this.
I never understood the 56 in the dream. But one day my roomate had a friend over, Chavis and I felt like I should tell him the dream and he said I think that has to do with Isaiah 56, he grabbed a Bible and flipped it open and it was on the page of …Isaiah 56.
Isaiah 56.1
Thus says the Lord:
“Keep justice, and do righteousness,
For My salvation is about to come,
And My righteousness to be revealed.”

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Becoming the New Breed

Just finished packing for the 9th time in 34 days. Each time we didn’t know why we were going to that next point. We just had the next location for instruction. California to Moravian Falls to Fort MIll, Sc to Williamsburg, Virginia and This time we have direction to go to “Nashville”. Things we’d really appreciate knowing…where are we staying? Why are we going there? Will we have enough money to get there? Will we look foolish? Will people judge us? Is this you Lord? Is this going to suck?
For those of you who were with us the first time we stepped out of the boat. I was a NERVOUS ANXIOUS wreck. Just 29 a days ago my footsteps were so shaky, i had knots in my stomach, I was asking people to share encouraging stories with me, texting everyone I could think begging for prayer…What the Lord can do in so little time is mesmerizing me. Tonight, I am taking deep breaths for those moments I feel shaky and take my eyes off the Lord but I am determined to step off the boat in joy, refusing to dwell on the unknowns and instead trusting in what I do know…in WHO i know and how I have experienced Him. He is so good. He is so exciting and strategic and loving and merciful and extravagant. Just on this trip alone multiple people have felt led to bless us financially on THE DAY we were on our last few dollars! Coincidences I cant even begin to recount and connections that have left me overflowing with excitement. I will share them tomorrow if i can type them all out while my 3 year old and 1 year old are napping on our 10 hour drive to Nashville.
The last 3 days we have been visiting historic sites near we are and felt led to pray for what was needed in that hour in history would be “unearthed” and released to our Nation once again. I cant even begin to unpack what we have learned and seen. Something I feel the Lord has been speaking to me daily is that our country is about to enter a crucible, a shaking and that there are believers going through a shaking in their own lives that will strip away and shake off everything that is not of the Lord so that what is left is Him. What is left is true, just, real, loving, merciful, strategic, full of authority and peace. It is shaking off and revealing ‘the new breed’ that I saw in my dream. This trip for us has been a daily shaking, stripping, discomfort, and revealing of what we need to cast off and what it will leave behind, as we surrender through His Grace, is an unshakeable weapon for Gods kingdom. We are starting to see the reality of living from a place of being seated with Jesus in the heavenlies and the truth that we are born for such a time as this. I believe God told me to share this publicly because this is an invitation. You are born for this hour, you were chosen by a perfect Strategist to be alive today out of all of history. You have something the world needs, crafted for you by God and maybe reading whatever the Lord asks us to share will activate something in you that there is more to the life you are living and its time to step off the boat and seize a life that you have never dared to dream is possible. Ephesians 3.20 states that He is able to do more than you dare to dream or imagine. I ask you tonight that you will simply ask yourself and God…Is there more for me? And if you start to see an inkling that there is and that it is available to you…take the plunge and get ready to be disrupted.
#becomingthenewbreed
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Into the Unknown…

A quick update from a tired mama:

Our hearts are tied forever to the Kurds and we pray about going back and starting some sustainable projects but as of now the Lord has us on another journey.  At the bottom of this post I have included the families and groups we met working in Iraq. We know and love and personally can recommend the 3 below if you are looking to sow into Iraq.

The journey we are on has been hard but the growth has been unbelievable. We felt the Lord tell us to go to Virginia. So we called the airlines, even though we had no money for a trip or any idea what was in Virgina and to our surpise they said Jeremiah had just enough airline miles for our whole family of 4 to fly across the country for free.

We ended up camping at a place called Moravian Falls that had a 100 year prayer movement by the Moravians. It just so happened we were there camping.. during the Feast of Tabernacles with a group of Messianic Jews. You cannot make this stuff up! My little brother came with us and ended up getting saved and baptized in the falls, complete with a shofar being blown by one of the men. From there we went to a business conference at Morningstar Ministries and then prayed through 3 states as we drew near the elections and ended up in Virginia.

We feel, in addition to the personal growth and testing, that we are placed strategically to intercede for our Nation through this time. We ended up finding a place for only $25 a night on craigslist that turned out to be on a site that was a main supply line for the Revolutionary War. We also found out we were in the place they said “Americas Government started here”. We feel we are here to learn from our forefathers for what our country is about to face as we pray from the places that Americas covenants were first made to the Lord.

I have been documenting each day and am going to put it up on my pages this weekend. I hope and believe it will encourage you.

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Iraq friends: For those wanting to sow into the Peshmerga, we have worked with and know personally the Burma Rangers and recommend them highly. They are doing great training for the Peshmerga and also bringing the Karen medics they have trained from Thailand: http://www.freeburmarangers.org/

For Those wanting to sow into refugee work, we know and love the Pickett family. They are raising their 6 children in Iraq, love the Lord, and are doing phenomenal work:

https://www.gofundme.com/picketts-in-iraq

The womens home we helped start is still up and running. Gry Tangs is the director and doing great, hard work wrapping her arms around the most traumatized women imaginable, braving their trauma with them.

www.refuge.no/donate