Young Christian parents have found a house for themselves and their newborn child thanks to Aid to the Church in Need. For some Christians in Iraq, the future is just a few weeks old.
Baby Timotheus was born in mid-May. “It is my heartfelt wish that my son will be able to grow up in Iraq. God will find a way,” his father Samir hopes. He and his wife Siba are proud parents – and devout Christians. Their baby will be baptised in just a few weeks. The young couple – he is 30, she 25 – live in Bartella, a Christian town on the Nineveh plains near Mosul. The majority of its inhabitants are Syriac Orthodox.
Above: Samir (30) lives with his wife Siba and and their baby in Bartella.