The legacy of love lives on in Iraq.

By April 21, 2004

Iraq (MNN)–It has been a little over a month since news of the murders of four missionaries in Iraq shocked the world.

The Southern Baptist International Mission Boardreports that Larry and Jean Elliott, of Cary, N.C., died March 15 when the vehicle they were riding in was ambushed in Mosul. Co-workers Karen Watson and David McDonnall also died, and Carrie McDonnall is recovering from serious injuries sustained in the attack. The group was in the northern Iraqi city to help with a water purification project.

Even as their bodies were laid to rest, family and friends searched for a way to continue their work, a way to honor their passion.

Named for Larry and Jean Elliott, “The Elliott Project” is encouraging people in North Carolina to assemble health kits for families in the war-torn country.

The project goal is to put 16-thousand health kits into the hands of Iraqi families this summer. The kits are to include items such as toothbrushes, shampoo and over-the-counter pain reliever. The project collection concludes May 21.

The kits serve as a reminder that as long as there is human need, there is also God’s love.

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