Today, Qaraqosh comes back to life!
Stone after stone, house after house, alley after alley, everything has to be rebuilt! Bulkheads are rebuilt, ceilings are re-plastered to patch bullet holes, and all of this has to be painted. We urgently need to rehabilitate homes, to re-establish both the water and electricity networks, to renovate every room in the houses to have at least the minimum living standard. The return to normal will be long and tedious. Many wonder: how will they be able to rebuild everything considering the scale of construction? But when the volunteers ask them this question, a unanimous response emerges from lips and hearts: " with God's help, we will succeed in rebuilding the city. "
On 2 May 2017, the city authorities, the leaders of the parishes of Qaraqosh and the Iraq mission inaugurated a huge cross at the city's main entrance. On that day, the association committed to rebuilding 50 houses, which today are now completed and livable. Hundreds of Christian families have already returned to their homes. At the entrance to Qaraqosh, Mr. Mikaël and his little family, with bright eyes and a heart filled with joy, stop and make the sign of the cross in front of their new home. It is an immense symbol of faith and resurrection of a city that has never stopped believing and never gave up hope of seeing her children come back.
Thanks to your donations, we can add to the fifty houses already build so that the largest Christian city in Iraq returns to life. Families come back and hope for a better future with them. With your help, we can do more! Rebuilding a house costs around $2374. Every dollar counts.