World Renew has been partnering with an organization called Hope, Peace and Joy (HPJ) to provide physical relief items such as kerosene heaters, winter clothes, blankets, food packages and rental assistance to displaced people, and this recent partnership with Insaf will focus on providing spiritual support to displaced women of all different denominations.
Insaf will be holding two conferences in Dohuk and Erbil cities, each two days long. There will be four speakers each with a different background, ranging from pastoral care to Christian counseling. The women will have the opportunity to bring their children who will have their own time of worship with Sunday school teachers. Throughout the conference, women and children will have the time to fellowship together and share meals.
Ken Little, Senior Program Manager explains, “While this is not a typical project of World Renew’s disaster response team, we are pleased to partner with Insaf to reach these women in this unique way.”
“These families have been been violently uprooted from their homes. We are grateful to partner with HPJ to meet their immediate physical needs. Now we have the opportunity to provide these women with a cathartic outlet through these conferences. They will have the opportunity to spend time with our Lord and each other. They will be strengthened and spiritually refreshed, and this will help them cope with the difficult memories of displacement as well as their current living situations.”