The Sinjar Cross
In June 2016 a team from Global Samaritan Resources traveled to Sinjar, Iraq to personally see the results of ISIS occupation and terror. This ancient city, a holy city for the Yazidi religion, was once home to 100,000 people. This is where ISIS has committed genocide against the Yazidi people.
As we toured Sinjar we came across a Christian Church. In the rubble of what was once it’s main door we discovered a simple stone cross. Christians, Yazidis, and Muslims have lived side by side in Sinjar for centuries. Of the many evils of ISIS we cannot overlook how it seeks to divide people, to turn peace into a distant memory. But the Sinjar Cross reminds us that good overcomes evil. Together Muslims, Christians, and Yazidis helped return the cross to the doorway of its church.
Recently CNN sent journalists to Sinjar. In one of their photos you can see the cross still at the doorway, a promise for all people and a sign of hope for the Yazidi people to return to their homes.
Global Samaritan is sending hope to Sinjar. We already have sent food for 1.6 million refugees and will send that much more by the close of 2016. Our food arrives in Iraq at a United States Air Force facility, safe from ISIS. 100% of our food gets to refugees who need it. Our team visited the warehouse and the distribution points and refugee camps.
We are joining the Kurdish plan to keep refuges safe and fed until they can safely go home. Home is where the people of Sinjar hope to be. The Sinjar Cross is a symbol of that hope.