It is hard for us to imagine the horrible physical conditions that exist in the war-ravaged country of Iraq. Real people, loving families, all trying to live their lives and provide for their children just like we do! Children have suffered the brunt of the trauma and, in many cases, have suffered deep impact from ISIS bullets.
Our mission here at All Things Possible Ministries is to reach, identify, interrupt and restore people affected by trauma. In this case, we are reaching young children who have literally suffered life-threatening physical trauma at the hands of ISIS. We cannot turn our backs. God has opened doors that have allowed us to reach these children in the darkest places. We have partnerships and effective resources. We have these because of God’s provision and YOUR generosity.
YOU might not be able to physically travel to Iraq and help these children in person, but with your support, WE CAN!! You are providing crisis medical care to children who have no other options. With your help, we will continue to bring these precious young ones the medical care and recovery they so desperately need.
You can’t go to Iraq personally but you can change the life of children in crisis with your financial support.
Maryam is a young girl who was shot in the head by ISIS snipers. She lost her right eye and found herself in need of reconstructive surgery to rebuild parts of her nose and eye socket. Her family thought she had been mortally wounded at the time of the attack, but miraculously, she survived! Having lost everything they had in the war, Maryam’s family needs financial help to pay for her surgeries. With your support, ATP has been able to help fund these reconstructive surgeries and put Maryam on a path to recovery. This is a path that none of them ever thought possible before!
More Medical Survival Stories
Mohammed is a 15 year old boy who was shot by an ISIS sniper on Dec. 27th, 2016. On that day, he was going to the grocery store for his family when he was struck by one ISIS bullet, piercing his backbone and other critical areas. Initially, he was completely paralyzed with significant complications. He needed surgery and stem cell transplants in order to save his life.
ATP has been blessed by all of you, to be able to assist the family with financial resources directly to support the medical costs for this surgery.
Mohammed began physical rehabilitation and was on the road to recovery and mobility when he suddenly suffered a critical femur fracture, requiring yet another surgical repair. Platinum was used to stabilize his femur and prevent severe nerve damage. Again, the ATP Army came together and provided the $3,000 needed for this surgery and gave this young man hope. Hope from strangers half a world away creates an incredible impact, not only physically, but in the realization that people care enough about another human life to help heal him in a way never before imagined.
Little 5 year old Aisha was shot by an ISIS sniper on June 1, 2017. The bullet injured her leg and thigh, causing bone and nerve damage and required extensive surgical intervention. Little Aisha is also one of the survivors of the Zinjeli massacre. Prior to surgery, Aisha suffered a severe blood infection, which caused a delay in treatment of the physical damage to her leg. She is currently awaiting surgery until the blood infection is under control.
Zainab is a young girl who was gravely hurt during shelling and the conflict to liberate Mosul. Her hip and leg were very badly broken. She is in need of several operations and is unable to walk at this time. She is undergoing medical assessment and ATP is absolutely committed to help in her reconstruction and recovery.
Lt. Hussein’s Story
Hussein is a Lieutenant who was shot 6 times by ISIS snipers on May 18, 2017 during the military operation against ISIS, to liberate Mosul and thousands of injured and captive people. His condition was critical and included loss of motion in his arm and fingers as well as severe leg and nerve damage. Our friends reached out for help because they have known and worked closely with Lt. Hussein. He has a wife, an 8 month old baby girl and a new baby on the way. The ATP Army (that’s YOU!) stepped in and provided much needed support for surgery.
When our American friends and ATP allies on the ground there reached out for help, they described the situation this way, “We want him (Lt. Hussein) to know we are all in, as he was for us in brutal fighting in May, where ISIS started and where we faced many enemies. And where he led so well. He is a hero and I hope you can meet him one day. In battle he was the best and as we moved through I felt there was no better young officer in US army – he is among our top level as a junior leader who lets his men lead till they can’t, as a fighter who leads, frags and assaults as point when things are real bad, as a man of love who gently helped IDPS as they fled around us, as a friend who welcomed us, as a deep thinker whom we could share faith – so we want to help him get back up.”
Update: He is doing well, and gives thanks to God for saving his life. After reviewing the footage and photos…he is a walking miracle. We encouraged him to not give up searching for truth and living with purpose. God clearly has a great calling on his life. Please continue to pray for his restoration in body, mind, and spirit. One evening, he joined us for devotions as we unpacked Matthew 7:13-20 and John 10:7-10. “Therefore Jesus said again, ‘Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.” We discussed Jesus Christ as being the gate to eternal and abundant life and the source of good fruit.”