Philippians 2:4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Christian relief group Samaritan’s Purse announced they will be airlifting almost 90 tons of aid and supplies to those who have been forced to leave everything behind to flee the Islamic terrorist group ISIS.
“Winter is coming to the area, making a difficult situation even worse for these families,” read a Samaritan’s Purse press release. “The airlift will bring critical supplies to the region, including winter coats for children, blankets, warm socks, sleeping bags and shelter materials.”
Items in the airlift include over 2,500 kerosene heaters for families to keep their makeshift homes warm.
Christian groups working in the area have decried the lack of support for Christians and other minorities that are fleeing the murderous Islamic group.
“I think you’re seeing the rise of ISIS because of a lack of attention to the freedom of expression within the Middle East. You have extremist groups within Islam, like ISIS. It’s not true of every person who is Islamic. But there are extremist groups like this who want to force people to convert to Islam at the point of a gun,” David Curry, the CEO and president of Open Doors USA, told The Christian Post in an interview in September.
“Unless we understand that threat, not just to Christians in the region but to people worldwide, we’re not going to respond properly. I think it has risen because of a lack of attention and a lack of concern for Christians and other minority groups.”