Fighting Violence in Iraq With Preemptive Love

IraqBlog052015 In my previous blog, I posted a letter from Jeremy Courtney of the Preemptive Love Coalition, about the potentially catastrophic implications of the fall of the city of Ramadi, Iraq to ISIS. Well, this week Ramadi fell, opening the door to greater horrors for Iraqi men, women, and children. Two months ago, author/blogger/speaker and friend, Ann Voskamp, traveled to Iraq with me to visit Jeremy and his wife, Jessica. On her blog yesterday, Ann wrote heartbreakingly true stories of the women and children we met with. Please read Ann’s blog here and then join Ann and me in investing in healing, hope, and a future for these families through the work of the Preemptive Love Coalition. Working together, we can provide jobs for mothers and get kids back in school.

The mother in the photo above is Sozan, who named her baby Aram, meaning “the peace that comes after the storm.” You can learn more about Sozan and Aram in Ann’s blog—and then join Ann and me in offering tangible love and support through the work of Preemptive Love Coalition.