Samaritan's aids fleeing Iraqis

Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Iraqi troops celebrateAt the same time Iraqi military forces and ISIS fighters battle over the country's second-largest city, a humanitarian group is helping refugees. 

Samaritan's Purse is at work in various refugee camps around the city of Mosul, handing out everything from blankets and food to shoes.

The well-known Christian relief organization, headed by Rev. Franklin Graham, may be best known for its annual shoe box drive for children.

Samaritan's spokesman Ken Isaacs tells OneNewsNow the organization has been at work in Iraq since 2014, when ISIS took control of Mosul and spread its campaign of murder and torture.

Samaritan's operates as an openly Christian organization, and Isaacs says Muslims being served are speaking openly about their fellow Muslims acting so cruelly toward them. 

"They've got their own internal conflicts in their theology," he says of the Muslim victims, "and they have their very human disappointments and suffering in life as well."

In the midst of war and suffering, Isaacs says, the power of Jesus Christ is being displayed.

"He comes forward. He makes Himself known," says Isaacs. "And we're looking for every opportunity that we can to share the truth of Jesus Christ with people."

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