What can we do at a grassroots effort to support the persecuted Church? How can we get spiritual and emotional support, if not financial, to the places it is needed? Any ideas?
Driver, Bodyguards Buried
The three Christians killed in Rahho’s abduction last week were buried last Saturday (March 1) in the village of Karamlis, 15 miles east of Mosul.
Driver Faris Gorgis Khoder and bodyguards Samir and Ramy left behind young wives and three children each, the oldest of whom are in their early teens, a priest close to the negotiations said.
“The church priests tried to help them with psychological [counseling],” the priest said. “But it’s not easy. What can we say to them?”
The cleric said that two of the families are now staying with relatives outside of Mosul, while the third family has returned to the city.
“The lone source of life by salary was from their husbands, the fathers who were killed,” the priest said. “So now maybe the parents or maybe the neighbors, they help them for a little bit, but not a long time because everybody is poor here.”