“At the refugee center, Jeff and I were welcomed at an Iraqi refugees table after we introduced ourselves. We spent our time with these two misplaced families and through very little English and google translate we were able to learn a bit about them. They have been here for about a year. One of the dads had been a nurse and the other a taxi driver and they still have family back in Iraq. They had no work and no furniture where they were staying. They stay on the floor. Although we wish we could do more for them physically and financially and they certainly asked if there was anything personally we could do to help them get out of where they were, they were thankfully open to us praying over them and we encouraged them as much as we could and they seemed genuinely appreciative. We showed them pics of our family and they made note of Nate in his wheelchair and said they were sorry. That opened the door to them sharing about their 11 year old daughter’s recent heart surgery and showing us pics of her chest scar. They said she will need more which is another reason why they are so desperate to get get out of where they are. It felt like a divine appointment. Despite their circumstances, their children had such a joy about them and gave us big hugs and “I love yous”when we left ❤️
“Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.””
We had no money or physical things to give them, but we gave them what we had, the hope and the love of the Lord. Please pray for this family.