We Must Not Forget

Some time ago I visited a camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in northern Iraq. The camp houses Yazidis, a tiny people group who have been persecuted in the country for years.  Most of the one million Yazidis in Iraq are now IDPs.

On the visit I met a little boy who followed us around the camp much of the day. I remember him because of his striking wide brown eyes! For all of the boy’s three years of life he has been an IDF. He has not known anything else. That reality is staggering to me.

We must never forget people such as this young boy, and we must always seek ways to come alongside them and to help in material ways. This is the essence of our work in Jordan and Beyond.

2 Spots Remain for Holy Land Trip

(Updated August 4) The “Not Your Grandmother’s Holy Land Tour” is almost full. We have 2 spots remaining as of today. The trip is scheduled for November 9-18, 2018. For more information, please contact Elias by email here or call (406) 261-7791.

Elias Nawawieh Joins the Team

The Isaac Ishmael Initiative is excited to announce that Elias Nawawieh is joining the team. Elias is a Palestinian Christian who grew up in Bethlehem. He has worked for several years to serve refugees communities in Jordan and he will continue his work under Isaac Ishmael. Elias works closely with Good Shepherd Travel to co-lead our Holy Land tours, along with Brian Newman.