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Ashwaq’s Courage

Ashwaq’s Courage

The countdown to Christmas is on! In just six days, the world will celebrate the birth of our Savior. To commemorate the season, The Nazarene Fund is highlighting the TNF 10 – A Countdown to Christmas. Each day, we are sharing compelling stories of rescuing, rebuilding, and restoring the lives of persecuted people – each one made possible because of your generous prayers and financial support.

She Summoned the Courage to Confront Her Worst Enemy

Ashwaq was just 14 when she was ripped from her family by a terrorist gang from the Islamic State. Her captors cast lots for her life, and the winner was an ISIS fighter named Abu Humam Alshare.

Ashwaq endured two years of daily beatings and sexual abuse before she miraculously escaped. That’s when The Nazarene Fund found her and transported her back to her family in Iraq.

Just a few weeks ago, Ashwaq, now 19, had the opportunity to face her worst enemy- the man who owned her for those two horrifying years. Watch this video to see what Ashwaq said when she finally summoned the courage to confront him.

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