My New Yazidi Friend

I met a new Yazidi friend yesterday. She wanted some help with her English composition class. Her older sister had been my student some years ago and told her to ask me because I help people. Her cousin told her the same thing because I helped him with his essays for Pharmacy School applications.

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We met for lunch and talked for almost two hours. She came here with her mom, older sister, and two brothers as refugees after Daesh came into Iraq murdering thousands of Yazidi people. As she shared her story, I asked about her family. She teared up as she told me her dad was killed by Daesh. She is only 23 and has been through so much trauma.

Her goal is to graduate from the university and go to Pharmacy School like her cousin, I told her that I would like to meet her often to help her with her studies. I shared with her that in my faith Jesus taught that God loves us, so I like to help my Yazidi friends because God loves them. We will meet again this afternoon.

It is a blessing to know that my refugee and immigrant friends tell each other to ask me for help. Helping them is what God has called me to do.

So it is off to church and then after church I will meet my new friend at the coffee shop for a study session.

What will you do this Sunday?

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

24 thoughts on “My New Yazidi Friend

  1. I pray blessings to your new friend and her family. May they feel God’s love through you, Matt. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  2. Very nice. It is a comfort to them having you around for help. My Sunday was spent helping my mom. She had severe neck spasms and ended up in the ER, but she’s resting now. We go back to the arthritis doctor Monday.

  3. It’s so amazing when others identify one with a unique and positive trait. Wishing you more grace to keep up the love. As for me, my students tagged me as being principled and sometimes rigid!! Not sure this is so good!!

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