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Oct 31, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018
Soran, Erbil Governorate, Iraq

Jesus calls us into the places that everybody else is running from. We are headed to Soran, Iraq with an opportunity to provide refugee support and education.

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Soran, Erbil Governorate, Iraq
Oct 31, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018

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About this trip

Trip Cost: $2,400

Application Deadline: September 15th, 2018

Hear The Cry has felt called towards Iraq due to the turmoil and refugee situations; to a country that for the most part, nobody is going into. Jesus calls us into the places that most are running away from. We want to run towards this beautiful historic country in the northern Kurdish region of Iraq to love like Jesus, engage with children and adults who are seeking refuge, and to offer education.

We believe education is a major culture shaper in the future of a country when it comes to poverty alleviation, equality in education, and even the education around beliefs and religion. This type of education is huge to opening doors of acceptance and mercy.  

On the ground, Billy and Dawn Ray have been living with their family in northern Iraq for the past seven years and have been working with the mayor on a community center school for skills training, English classes, and Kurdish classes. Our partnership with the Rays and Restore International helped launch this school and this past year, a hospital was established just down the street from the community center.

As the school was being developed, 120 people hiked over the mountains when Isis took over their village. These families came to safety in Soran, and are now living as refugees in this town. Currently, there are 2 locations of homes that host these families; one of those locations has 40 homes and is just down the street from the community center, school, and clinic. This is where we will make our home for the week.  

Our teams will spend time with these families during the days. Visiting them in their new homes, providing them with food and provisions for cooking, listening to their stories, and building relationships with them.  In the afternoons we will work with the kids in an after school program that offers music, arts, games, help with homework, and a place for the children to continue to learn. We will also have the chance to help in the school and new hospital. Our evenings will be spent with the team.

You're invited to be part of this opportunity and apply today.


Important Information about Hear The Cry Trips:

  • Trip cost includes airfare, food, lodging, insurance, ground transportation, supplies and excursions. Team members are responsible for any additional snacks and souvenirs during travel.
  • Interviews for each team will begin on the Application Deadline date for each trip.
  • Passports are required for all destinations, and must be valid for 6 months past the date of departure. Allow 4-6 weeks for any passport application and processing time.
  • India and Myanmar applicants must have a valid passport in hand at the time of the application deadline.
  • Upon acceptance to the team, a non-refundable deposit of $25 will be required as you set up your fundraising and online profile.  The balance of the trip cost is due two weeks prior to departure.

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Who's going

Brooke Nolte and 5 others are participating in this trip.

Brooke Nolte Carlinda Joyce DEWEESE Abigail Cassel Malala Noraddin Bruce A Heath Courtney Miller

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Brooke Nolte
Brooke Nolte
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