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.