JESUS IS MY REFUGE
BECAUSE OF YOU, REFUGEES ARE FINDING RELIEF IN CHRIST
Mitra* and her family never expected to be refugees. They had a normal life in Iraq: school, jobs, holidays with family. But one morning, Mitra’s community received a blood-chilling announcement: By 2 p.m., the area would be under the control of ISIS. With just hours to escape, Mitra had few options for her husband, sons, and herself. “There were no cars to rent,” she remembers. “We didn’t take anything with us. We just walked away.”
MITRA FLED FOR HER LIFE
She and her family fled to a city 50 miles away. But it became too dangerous to stay there as well. Exhausted, they fled again—this time, crossing the border into Jordan. As her family stumbled into a foreign country with nothing but the clothes on their backs, Mitra questioned God’s love for her. “I used to blame God for everything that happened to us,” she says. “We asked God why he’s doing these things to us.”
YOU BROUGHT HER HOPE
But God had not forgotten Mitra. Through your prayers and support, Mitra joined a Bible-based trauma healing group at a Jordanian church. Mitra listened to the stories of others who had experienced loss. She lamented the life she had left behind. Finally, she let go of her grief and ran to Jesus for healing. In the final session, Mitra wrote down her darkest memories and burned them in front of a cross, symbolizing Christ’s healing love for her. “We felt relieved and refreshed,” Mitra says. “All my pain was gone.” Today, Mitra and her family regularly attend church. They are learning more about Jesus, and their faith has grown. “We go to church with our pains and life pressures. But when we pray with the Christians there, we find relief,” she says. “Then we feel that everything is okay and that Jesus is with us.” Above all, Mitra finds strength in God’s Word. Her favorite passage is Psalm 50:15: “Call on me in the day of trouble, and I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”
“JESUS IS MY REFUGE”
Mitra’s day of trouble isn’t over yet. She is eager to leave Jordan and establish a stable future for her children. But thanks to your prayers and support, she now knows where to run for deliverance. “In my suffering, I pray to God,” she says. “Jesus is my refuge and my Savior.”
*Name changed to protect identity
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