Story number 2 for 31 Mar 2003

By March 31, 2003

(Jordan)–Next, the war is taking its toll on Iraq’s citizens, with scattered reports of refugees leaving northern Iraq. Camps stand ready, and supplies stockpiled, but urgent care, especially for war-related injuries, needs attention. Christian Blind Mission’s Alan Harkey. “We are making plans right now to have surgical teams, primarily at the Palestine hospital in Jordan. This will include orthopedic specialists, spinal nerve injuries, emergency treatment for eye trauma, including damage from explosions, mines, grenades, and acute ear trauma, which is very, very common in a war situation.” Harkey says because there is a common bond amongst people, there is an opening to share the ‘why’ behind their mission. “We all know what it’s like to hurt. That provides a wonderful opportunity for our missionary workers to put on public display, the love, compassion and the unconditional grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”

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