Finally, nearly three years after thousands of Christians were forced to flee their homes and villages as ISIS unleashed a violent genocide, the rebuilding is underway.
Operation Blessing, an American based Christian organization, reports on the very first business to open up in a recently liberated Christian village in northern Iraq.
On Easter Sunday, the non-profit shared a video of an undisclosed Christian town taking baby steps to rebuild their devastated community by opening a bakery, a venture made possible because of Operation Blessing.
Though this town in #Iraq was only recently liberated from ISIS, Operation Blessing is already on the ground helping Christian families rebuild. Watch as Operation Blessing helps start the first new business in the city!#Easter #PrayforIraq
Posted by Operation Blessing International on Sunday, April 16, 2017
According to the video shared, its the first business in the Christian town. And its main goal is to be a place of hope.
As the video begins, the organization showcase the community wide devastation experienced by ISIS’s control over the past couple of years.
After that, text comes up on the screen saying that ISIS once used the bakery that they now inhabit as part of their terrorist operation. But now, the place is being used to make bread and bring “hope back to the city as they rebuild.”
To help Operation Blessing open more businesses like this one throughout Northwest Iraq, consider donating. Click here for more information.
(H/T: Operation Blessing International)
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