RUN Ministries president Eric Watt spoke candidly, but carefully. His voice wavered at times under the strain of emotion as he retold a story from a letter he'd received the day before. It was from a man whose village had been completely destroyed by ISIS.
"Both he and his wife were herded into a big outdoor corral to be sorted like cattle. The man however, refused to be separated from his wife. Terrorists then moved them to the side and seemingly passed them by. But the following day, the man wrote, a gang of 100 -- each carrying stones surrounded he and his wife. They were told if they could outrun the stones, ISIS would let them live. Otherwise, because they had broken Sharia law, they would die. The man and his wife desperately tried to outrun the flying stones, but because his wife was already weakened from sickness, she didn't make it."
Eric also explained that RUN volunteers, scouring the northern Iraq mountains, found the man and brought him to a "Community of Hope" refugee camp where he has been receiving water, food, shelter and protection.
Barely able to contain his emotion, Eric continued, "I can't imagine the pain that he must be feeling, yet he still found the strength to write -- thanking those who are helping to end the terror by providing a place of safety and peace."
+ + ISIS Has Increased Their Terror
During our conversation, Eric also told me that emboldened ISIS terrorists have stepped up their violence and bloodshed -- even infiltrating some of the other refugee camps that aren't as secure. He believes that is just one of the reasons why RUN Ministries has seen a dramatic rise in Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities fleeing to escape more torment, torture and evil. Eric said word is getting out that there's another option for Iraqi refugees, many of whom "were ready to die":
"There's somebody who cares and loves them, and there's somebody who's willing to provide them food. It's become an incredible opportunity."
+ + Additional Supplies URGENTLY Needed In Northern Iraq
Eric reiterated that the dramatic increase in refugees over the past two weeks has strained supply lines. RUN is in desperate need of tents, blankets, clothing and other relief supplies in their "Community of Hope" refugee camps and safe houses. Everyone who is rescued needs the basics -- food, clean water, medicine and shelter from the elements. That's why your financial support is desperately needed right away!
Click here or on the image below now to make a tax-deductible donation to support RUN Ministries' continuing rescue and relief efforts in northern Iraq, as well as other vital outreaches:
As you can see from the heart-wrenching story above, your faithful prayers and generous financial gifts are making it possible for RUN to rescue, renew and restore thousands of Iraqi men, women and children. If you haven't already done so, please take immediate action to help provide shelter, food, water, medicine, blankets and clothing for thousands of Christians and other religious minorities under RUN Ministries' care and protection.
Eric told me he has been so moved by the response of people who, when they realize something can be done to help these people, step up and help. Please click here to make your best gift now.
Thank you, in advance, for your generosity.
P.S. Although the airstrikes against ISIS may ultimately weaken them, the terror group is actually stepping up attacks on Iraqi Christians and other religious minorities. Your help has never been more necessary or needed. Please click here or on the image below to support RUN's ongoing rescue and relief efforts in northern Iraq.
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