Here at LTU we have the most amazing opportunity!
Imagine what it would look like to have real and lasting peace in the Middle East. What if I told you that there is an opportunity that we can invest in to make that actually happen? What if through acts of kindness, compassion, and generocity we could transform a city, a region, and a country -by creating economic stability, hope, and a brighter future for the next generation of leaders? And what if we could do it by empowering local community leaders with hearts of compassion- and encouraged and equipped them to be the change that they wish to see in their world? At LTU, we are doing just that and here's how!
We have the ability to sow seeds of peace into a school in a war-torn and economically unstable part of Iraq where:
- Muslim and Christians are learning together
- Arabs and Kurds respect each other
- And boys and girls are taught equally
This school is nothing short of miraculous! God connected us to a teacher, who was at a park one day and noticed that there were many children not in school. He asked them why, and they said because they were failing in English and Computer Science and they could not afford a tutor. So this kind man, who works at a local university, said "Come to my house and I will teach you." Then he gathered like-minded teachers and volunteers, hired a cook, and began something amazing.
A few short months later, what started as a few kids, has turned into 30 children enrolled and coming for lessons 4 times a week! In fact, the need is so great that we have to cycle the kids out every quarter to make room for news ones.
Once the children graduate from the program, they have access to the newly created library of books in English! Through this library, the children can stay connected to this caring school community, check out a new book every week to stay on top of their studies, and step into their futures with hope and greater opportunity. When a child learns English, it gives them access to a whole new world of possiblities, resources, opportunites, and a wealth of knowlege that would be unavailable otherwise.
Being in a loving community, having their needs met, and getting an education are the kinds of things that will alter the course of the destinies of these kids, their community, and their country! THIS is how we can help Iraqi's stabilize and rebuild in a sustainable and practical way. Help us be a blessing and to shine Light and Life and Hope into this region plagued with fear and uncertainty.
But to keep this going we need your help! We're serving food now, which is such a blessing! Some of our kids had gone days without food and some months without meat- some were even found digging through the trash for food or clothes. That was until we started serving hot, nutritious meals at school! We need $800 a month to keep the doors open and to be able to conintue to bless these precious children.
This is a divine opportunity to sow peace in the midst of war. Love into the midst of hate. Joy into the midst of sorrow. And blessing in the midst of hardship. I'm so excited to be a part of this great work and I look forward to partnering with you to make this happen. Can you commit to giving $50 or $100 a month to this project? God bless your kindness toward these chidlren and this nation. These seeds of love that we plant today will lead to a great harvest of joy in the coming seasons.