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700 Club Interactive - April 20, 2018

Lisa Miara, a Jewish grandmother from Jerusalem, founded the Springs of Hope Foundation to aid terror victims after her son was in two terrorist attacks in Israel. Read Transcript


IT'S A TERRIBLE THING,

AND OUR LIFE CHANGED.

Gordon: A MOTHER

ALMOST LOSES HER SON IN A

TERRORIST ATTACK.

AND I FELT A RAGE

INSIDE ME.

Gordon: AND AIMS TO

HELP OTHER TERROR VICTIMS.

THERE IS SOMETHING IN

ME THAT SAYS, THE MILK HAS

SPILLED, NOW HOW ARE WE

GOING TO CLEAN THIS UP.

Gordon: SEE HOW SHE

IS HELPING WOMEN AND

CHILDREN KIDNAPPED BY

ISIS.

SOMETIMES THEY CAME IN

THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

AND BEAT THE CHILDREN.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE."

> WELL, WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

AFTER HER SON WAS NEARLY

LYNCHED TO DEATH AND THEN

NARROWLY ESCAPED A SECOND

TERROR ATTACK IN

JERUSALEM, LISA MIARA

CREATED AN ORGANIZATION TO

HELP OTHERS.

Terry: "THE SPRINGS

OF HOPE" FOUNDATION

RESCUES WOMEN AND CHILDREN

FROM THE HANDS OF

TERRORISTS, AND AIDS OTHER

VICTIMS AND REFUGEES.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: TODAY IS A

PAINFUL DAY FOR THE YES,

SIR YESYAZIDIS OF KURDISTAN.

IT IS THE THIRD

ANNIVERSARY OF THE

GENOCIDE OF THEIR PEOPLE.

ON AUGUST 3, 2014,

FIGHTERS FROM ISIS, OR

DAESH, AS THEY'RE CALLED

IN ARABIC, INVADED THE

SINJAR REGION IN IRAQ, THE

AREA OF HOME TO THE YAZIDI

MINORITY.

SOME 200,000 YAZIDIS FLED

TO SINJAR.

AS MANY AS 4400 WERE

MASSACRED, AND ANOTHER

4,000 TO O 10,00 10,000 WITH

KIDNAPPED, TORTURED,

FORCED TO CONVERT TO

ISLAM, OR SOLD INTO

SLAVERY.

THOSE WHO ESCAPED ARE NOW

SCATTERED, LIVING IN

REFUGEE CAMPS.

TODAY THEY MARK THE

BEGINNING OF THEIR FOURTH

YEAR IN EXILE.

SOME ARE WEEPING; MOST ARE

SILENT.

ALL OF THEM ARE WONDERING

WHEN THE WORLD WILL TAKE

NOTICE.

STANDING WITH THEM IS AN

ISRAELI WOMAN WHO HAS

DEDICATED HER LIFE TO

HELPING THEM HOWEVER SHE

CAN.

WHO WANTS TO INTERVENE

WITH A PERSECUTED, UNKNOWN

MINORITY GROUP IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

MY CONSCIENCE WILL NOT LET

ME SIT AT HOME.

I SAID I CANNOT WALK AWAY.

WHY THE YAZIDIS?

I ASK MYSELF QUESTIONS AND

I DON'T HAVE ANSWERS.

THE ROOTS OF "SPRIPTION OFSPRINGS OF

HOPE" ARE DEEP IN

JERUSALEM.

MY SON WAS SERVING IN THE

ARMY ON THE BORDERS OF

RAMALLAH.

HE CAME HOME FROM THE BASE

ONE DAY, TOOK A LIFT FROM

A CIVILIAN WHO HAD BEEN

WORKING ON THE BASE, AND

THEY RAN INTO A GROUP OF

20 TO 30 STUDENTS WHO WERE

WAITING TO KILL AN ISRAELI

SOLDIER, AND THAT HAPPENED

TO BE MY SON.

NOW, REALLY THANKS TO THE

GOODNESS OF GOD, MY SON

WAS NOT KILLED.

I GOT A PHONE CALL TO SAY

HE WAS IN THE OPERATING OF

THEATER, BEAT INTO A PULP.

JUST ABOUT EVERY BONE IN

HIS BODY WAS EITHER BROKEN

OR FRACTURED.

THEY TRIED TO PULL OUT HIS

EYES, HAD BROKEN HIS

SKULL, AND OVERNIGHT, IN

ONE SECOND, AS HAPPENS TO

EVERY TERRORIST SITUATION,

TERROR WALKED INTO OUR

HOUSE AND OUR LIFE

CHANGED.

Reporter: FOUR YEARS

LATER, LISA'S SON WAS IN

YET ANOTHER TERROR ATTACK.

THIS TIME A SUICIDE

BOMBING IN JERUSALEM'S

CAFE MOMENT.

HE SURVIVED, BUT 11 OTHERS

WERE KILLED.

IT WAS WITHIN A COUPLE

OF YEARS THAT MY KIDS HAD

BEEN IN OTHER TERROR

ATTACKS IN JERUSALEM.

AND I FELT A RAGE INSIDE

ME.

I THINK THERE IS SOMETHING

IN ME THAT SAYS THE MILK

HAS SPILLED, NOW HOW ARE

WE GOING TO CLEAN IT UP?

AND ON THE BASIS OF

CONSCIENCE, SCREAMING DO

SOMETHING, I GRABBED

FRIENDS AND GRABBED A

LAWYER.

AND I SAID, THIS IS

"SPRINGS OF HOPE"

FOUNDATION.

AND WE JUST JUMPED IN WITH

THE TERRORIST SURVIVORS OF

JERUSALEM.

Reporter: IT WAS HERE

IN THE SHARIA REFUGEE CAMP

THAT LISA GOT HER FIRST

LOOK AT THE WOMEN WHO HAD

BEEN KIDNAPPED BY ISIS.

WE HAD WORKED, SINCE

2002, WITH VICTIMS OF

TERROR IN JERUSALEM,

SPECIFICALLY WITH WIDOWS

AND THE YOUNGER KIDS WHO

HAD FALLEN BETWEEN THE

CRACKS.

I HAD ALSO BEEN DOING

RESEARCH FOR MANY YEARS ON

THE GLOBAL FUNDING OF

TERROR.

IT WAS SIX MONTHS AFTER

THE BEGINNING OF THE

YAZIDI GENOCIDE IN SINJAR,

THE START OF AUGUST 2014,

I BEGGED, INSISTED,

PLEADED THAT WE COME UP

HERE.

DROVE UP TO SHARA CAMP,

WORKED THERE, FLEW BACK TO

ISRAEL, AND I WAS A RECK.

I WAS UNDONE.

I THINK I JUMPED IN

WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT I WAS

JUMPING INTO, AND REALIZED

THAT WE HAD, AS ISRAEL, A

SMALL ROLE TO PLAY

REGARDING THE WOMEN AND

THE KIDS COMING OUT OF

DAESH.

I WENT INTO SHAR'IA CAMP,

WHICH WAS THEN 22,000 AND

BURSTING AT THE SEEMS,

TOTALLY OVERWHELMED.

IF THE U.N. CAN'T COPE,

WHO ARE WE TO THINK

THAT -- YOU KNOW, A DROP

IN THE BUCKET.

BUT WHEN I BEGAN TO MEET

THE WOMEN WHO WERE COMING

OUT OF DAESH, AND HELPING

TO TAKE OFF THEIR BLACK

ROBES AND SHOWER THEM AND

PUT A NEW DRESS ON THEM, I

REALIZED THAT HERE WE

COULD HELP, AND THAT WOULD

BE OUR PLACE OF TECUNA

LAND.

Reporter: FROM THE

BEGINNING, LISA MADE IT A

POINT TO IDENTIFY HERSELF

AS JEWISH.

IF I CANNOT LIVE AS A

UJEW, I CANNOT BE HERE.

I CANNOT HIDE OR DENY WHO

I AM.

I BELIEVE IT BECAUSE I AM

A JEW, AND WE WERE CALLED

TO BE AA LIGHT T A LIGHT TO THE

WORLD -- THAT'S THE REASON

I AM HERE.

SO IF I'M GOING TO HIDE

THIS, THEN I WOULD RATHER

STAY THE AT HOME AND HAVE

EXPRESSO AND HANG OUT WITH

MY FRIENDS AND WITH MY

KIDS.

Reporter: ONE OF

LISA'S BIGGEST CHALLENGES

IS KNOWING HOW TO HELP THE

WOMEN AND CHILDREN WHO

HAVE WITNESSED SO MUCH

HORROR.

I'VE LEARNED NOW THAT I

KNOW NOTHING.

I COME IN HERE KNOWING I

KNOW NOTHING.

BECAUSE EVERY TIME I THINK

I'VE SEEN ALL AND HEARD

ALL, THERE IS WORSE, THERE

IS WORSE, THERE IS WORSE.

Through Translator: I

WAS IN CAPTIVITY FOR ONE

YEAR AND THREE MONTHS.

BEFORE THE GENOCIDE, I WAS

MARRIED WITH TWO CHILDREN,

AND ANOTHER ONE ON THE

WAY.

OUR LIFE WAS GOOD, AND MY

HUSBAND AND I WERE VERY

HAPPY TOGETHER.

WE WERE NOT RICH, BUT WE

HAD EVERYTHING WE NEEDED.

AT 2 a.m. ON

AUGUST 3rd, ISIS

ATTACKED OUR VILLAGE.

WE COULDN'T MOVE BECAUSE

THEIR FORCES WERE FIGHTING

ON BOTH SIDES OF OUR

HOUSE.

IN THE MORNING WE TRIED TO

ESCAPE TO THE MOUNTAINS,

BUT THEY CAUGHT US THREE

HOURS LATER.

THEY TOOK US TO AN AREA

WHERE WE SPENT TWO DAYS,

AND THERE THEY SEPARATED

ALL OF US, AND OUR LIFE

CHANGED IN A MOMENT.

AFTER THAT, THEY MOVED US

TO A JAIL IN BEDUSH.

WE SPENT A WEEK IN JAIL

WITH NO FOOD AND NO WATER.

SOMETIMES THEY CAME IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND

BEAT THE CHILDREN.

THEY SHOUTED AT US AND

TOLD US NOT TO LET THE

CHILDREN SLEEP.

AFTER THAT, THEY TOOK US

TO THE CITY OF RAQQA IN

SYRIA, WHERE ISIS WAS IN

CONTROL.

Reporter: AT NINE

MONTHS PREGNANT, ZERI WAS

TAKEN TO A SLAVE MARKET,

RUN BY ISIS.

THERE SHE GAVE BIRTH TO

HER BABY.

BUT AFTER BEING SOLD TO A

SYRIAN MAN, SHE WAS FORCED

TO LEAVE THE BABY BEHIND

WITH A FRIEND.

Through Translator:

THEY TREATED US IN A

BRUTAL WAY.

IN SYRIA, THEY GAVE ME TO

SIX DIFFERENT MEN.

THEY DID THINGS WITH US

THAT YOU CANNOT EVEN

IMAGINE.

MY CHILDREN AND I WERE IN

A TERRIBLE SITUATION IN A

STRANGE COUNTRY.

Reporter: AFTER MORE

THAN A YEAR IN SLAVERY,

ZERI AND HER CHILDREN WERE

RESCUED.

SHE DOESN'T WANT TO BE

IDENTIFIED BECAUSE HER

HUSBAND IS STILL IN

CAPTIVITY.

AND SHE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW

IF HE IS STILL ALIVE.

TODAY ZERI AND HER

CHILDREN LIVE IN A HOME

FOR YAZIDI WOMEN, AND THEY

GET HELP WITH FOOD,

CLOTHING, AND WHATEVER

ELSE THEY NEED FROM

"SPRINGS OF HOPE."

I MET HER THE DAY SHE

CAME BACK AGAIN, TOOK OFF

THE BLACK CLOTHES, BUT NEW

CLOTHES ON HER.

WE HAD BAGS OF CLOTHES AND

GOODS FOR HER AND THE

KIDS.

HER EYES WERE SAD.

SHE WAS LIFELESS.

AND THERE IS STILL A

SADNESS, BUT THERE IS ALSO

A LIFE IN HER TODAY.

THERE IS THE ABILITY TO

HUG HER.

THE KIDS COME AND THEY

JUMP ON YOUR LAP.

THEY HUG AND YOU KISS YOU.

THEY'VE COME A LONG WAY, A

LONG WAY.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

LISA VISITED ME IN MOSUL

AND BROUGHT MEDICINE FOR

ME.

WHENEVER SHE CAME, SHE

BROUGHT CLOTHES FOR MY

KIDS AND GAVE US MONEY.

I'M SO THANKFUL FOR HER

KINDNESS TO US.

BUT NOT ONLY TO US, SHE IS

GOOD TO ALL OF THE YAZIDI

PEOPLE LIKE ME.

SHE GIVES HER VERY BEST

FOR US.

MAY GOD BLESS HER ALWAYS.

Reporter: IN ADDITION

TO WOMEN, ISIS ROUTINELY

TARGETS YOUNG CHILDREN.

YAZIDI BOYS ARE KIDNAPPED,

FORCED TO CONVERT TO

ISLAM, AND TRAINED TO MAKE

BOMBS, USE WEAPONS, AND

FIGHT LIKE ADULT SOLDIERS.

THEY'VE BECOME KNOWN AS

THE CUBS OF THE CALIPHATE.

Through Translator:

MY NAME IS THOMAS

ABDULLAH.

I'M 11 YEARS OLD.

Reporter: THOMAS WAS

KIDNAPPED BY ISIS WHEN HE

WAS JUST EIGHT.

THEY TOOK ME TO MOSUL.

THEY WERE TELLING US TO

SHUT UP ALL THE TIME.

THEY TAUGHT ME HOW TO USE

A SHOTGUN, A ROCKET

LAUNCHER, BOMBS, AND OTHER

KINDS OF WEAPONS.

IT MADE ME FEEL BAD.

HE WORE A SUICIDE BELT

EVERY DAY.

HE WAS TRAINED WITH ALL OF

THE TYPES OF WEAPONS AND

RIFLES AND GUNS --

EVERYTHING, HE KNOWS.

AND WHEN THEY HAD A DAY

OFF, THEY WERE FORCED TO

DO HARD LABOR IN THE

KITCHEN.

Through Translator:

MY JOB THERE WAS WATCHING

DISHES.

ONE BOY DIED, BUT THE

OTHER BOY AND I STAYED

ALIVE.

THEY MADE US LEARN THE

QURAN, AND THEY TOLD US,

YOU MUST PRAY.

Reporter: WHEN

AMERICAN-LED FORCES BOMBED

MOSUL, THOMAS' CAPTORS

FLED FOR THEIR LIVES.

HE WAS TRAPPED UNDER THE

WRECKAGE OF A BUILDING

WITH TWO BROKEN LEGS, AND

LATER FOUND BY IRAQ SEEI

FORCES.

THEY ASKED ME, ARE YOU

A YAZIDI?

I SAID, YES.

AND THEY PICKED ME UP AND

GAVE ME FOOD AND WATER.

LATER ON THEY TOOK ME TO

THE HOSPITAL.

AND MY FATHER CAME AND

PICKED ME UP.

Reporter: FOR MONTHS

BEFORE THAT, LISA HAD BEEN

WORKING WITH LOCAL

RESCUERS TO REUNITE THOMAS

WITH HIS FAMILY.

THE RESCUER CALLED ME

AND SAID THOMAS IS ON HIS

WAY OUT.

HE HAS BEEN DISCOVERED IN

MOSUL, BURIED UNDER THE

RUBBLE.

I SAID, WE'LL ADOPT HIM.

SEND ME THOMAS' PICTURE.

WE'LL FIND SOMEONE FOR

HIM.

I WAS ALWAYS THINKING

OF COMING BACK TO MY HOME.

I KNEW THAT ONE DAY I

WOULD BE FREE AND MEET MY

FAMILY AGAIN.

IT WAS SUCH A NICE FEELING

WHEN I GOT BACK HOME.

SOME DAY IN THE FUTURE I

WANT TO BECOME PART OF THE

KURDISH ARMY SO I CAN HELP

DESTROY ISIS.

Reporter: THOMAS'

REUNION WITH HIS FAMILY

WAS BITTERSWEET.

ONE OF HIS SISTERS IS

STILL IN CAPTIVITY.

THE SAD THING, THE SAD,

SAD, SAD, TRAGIC THING

ABOUT THOMAS' STORY IS

THAT I ASKED ABDULLAH,

WHAT ABOUT HIS OTHER

DAUGHTER?

DO YOU HAVE ANY INFO?

HE SAID, YES, THOMAS WAS

WITH HER LAST WEEK.

SHE TOLD HIM SHE COULD

HAVE COME OUT WITH THOMAS,

AND SHE CHOSE TO STAY WITH

DAESH.

WHY?

THE BRAINWASHING OF MOSUL

IS THE TOTAL GENOCIDE.

GENOCIDE MEANS STRIPPING A

PERSON, THROUGH

BRAINWASHING PRIMARILY, OF

THEIR IDENTITY.

ON AUGUST 3rd, ISIS

TOOK WOMEN AND MEN OF ALL

AGES, AND THEY WERE

SCREAMING FOR HELP.

TO PROTECT OURSELVES, WE

WORKED AS THEIR SLAVES FOR

TWO OR THREE YEARS SO THEY

WOULDN'T KILL US.

WE GAVE UP AND WE

CONVERTED OUR RELIGION TO

ISLAM.

THERE WAS AN AIRSTRIKE,

AND THEI THIS WAS SLIT FROM HER

COLLARBONE DOWN TO HER

PELVIC AREA.

I WAS INJURED WHEN THE

PLANES ATTACKED THE HOUSE

WE WERE IN.

I HAVE HAD FOUR SURGERIES.

MOST OF THE TIME I'M TOO

SCARED TO GO OUT BECAUSE I

REMEMBER BEING HIT BY THE

BOMBS.

SHE HAS HELD IT

TOGETHER FOR TWO YEARS AND

10 MONTHS.

AND THEN SHE COMES HERE

AND SHE HAS NO HOME.

IT'S GONE.

SHE COMES TO HIS TENT WITH

NOTHING BUT A U.N.

MATTRESS, AND THAT IS IT.

SHE WAS IN VERY DEEP

DEPRESSION.

WE GIVE THEM FINANCIAL

SUPPORT, GIVE THEM FOOD,

GIVE THEM CLOTHES.

WE TOOK THEM SHOPPING TO

BUY THEM NEW DRESSES.

WE BRING FOOTBALLS FOR THE

KIDS.

JUST BE THERE.

MY LIFE HERE IN THIS

CAMP IS SO BAD.

WE CANNOT LIVE THIS WAY.

UNTIL NOW NOBODY VISITS OR

HELPS US WITH ANYTHING.

EXCEPT FOR "STRINGS OF

HOPE," WHICH HAS DONE A

LOT FOR US.

WE IMMEDIATELY BEGAN TO

TAKE HER OUT OF THE CAMP

THREE DAYS A WEEK, FOR

MAYBE TWO, THREE HOURS, TO

VOLUNTEER WITH US, TO GET

HER OUT OF JUST SITTING

AND THINKING AND WEEPING.

WE GOT HER OUT, GOT HER TO

GIVE TO OTHERS, GOT HER TO

COME OVER.

EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT WE

HAVE A WORKSHOP IN OUR

VOLUNTEERS' HOME, IN OUR

WORKHOUSE, AND SHE BEGAN

TO COME TO THAT AND SERVES

THE COFFEE AND SERVES THE

JUICE AND SERVES THE CAKE.

AND JUST GRADUALLY DRAW

HER OUT AND DRAW HER INTO

HELPING OTHERS.

AND SHE IS ACTUALLY DOING

VERY WELL.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

LISA HELPED ME WITH THE

TREATMENTS AND MEDICINE.

AND I HEALED SO MUCH

FASTER FROM MY SURGERY.

IT MEANS A LOT TO ME.

LISA HAS DONE A LOT OF

THINGS FOR US, AND I WILL

NEVER, EVER FORGET HER

UNTIL I DIE.

Reporter: THE WOMEN

WHO DON'T ESCAPE ARE OFTEN

PUT UP FOR AUCTION TO HELP

PAY FOR THE ISLAMIC

STATE'S WAR.

THEY ARE AUCTIONED OFF

ONLINE AND EVEN ON SOCIAL

MEDIA, FOR THOUSANDS OF

DOLLARS.

BUT THANKS TO ONE MAN,

THESE AUCTIONS HAVE BECOME

A MEANS OF RESCUE FOR MANY

YAZIDI GIRLS.

ABDULLAH SHREM IS A YAZIDI

BUSINESSMAN WHO OPERATES A

TEAM OF SMUGGLERS

THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE

EAST.

THERE WAS A PERIOD OF

TIME WHERE HE WOULD BE

GIVING ALL OF THE PICTURES

OF THE YOUNG YAZIDI GIRLS,

11 YEARS OLD, 12 YEARS

OLD, 13 YEARS OLD, WHO

WOULD BE PUT ONTO THE

SLAVE MARKET IN RAQQA THE

NEXT DAY.

Reporter: FOR

ABDULLAH, IT IS A VERY

PERSONAL MISSION.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

ON AUGUST 3, 2014, THE

ISLAMIC STATE ATTACKED THE

SINJAR REGION AND WE

KIDNAPPED.

THEY TOOK 56 MEMBERS OF MY

FAMILY.

Reporter: ABDULLAH'S

SISTER WAS ONE OF THE 56.

SHE MANAGED TO GET IN

TOUCH WITH HIM FROM BEYOND

ENEMY LINES.

I FELT HOPELESS BECAUSE

NO ONE, NOT EVEN THE IRAQI

GOVERNMENT, WOULD HELP THE

YAZIDI PEOPLE.

SO I THOUGHT, I AM THE

ONLY ONE WHO CAN HELP

THEM.

I WOULD HAVE NEVER, EVER

THOUGHT OF DOING THIS, BUT

WHEN THE GIRLS CALLED US

FROM INSIDE SYRIA BEGGING

FOR HELP, WE FELT THAT WE

SHOULD STAND UP AND HELP

THEM.

AT THAT TIME I WAS A

BUSINESSMAN IN ALEPPO, AND

SO I USED MY BUSINESS TO

HELP GET THOSE GIRLS BACK.

THE FIRST THING THAT I DID

WAS GET CIGARETTES BECAUSE

CIGARETTES ARE FORBIDDEN

BY THE LEADERS OF ISIS.

SO I TRADED CIGARETTES

WITH THE LOWER-LEVEL

SOLDIERS IN EXCHANGE FOR

GETTING OUR WOMEN BACK.

THEN WE OPENED A SHOP FOR

CHILDREN'S CLOTHES SO THE

SYRIAN MOTHERS WOULD COME

AND SHOP.

THAT WAY WE COULD GET

INFORMATION FROM THE WOMEN

ABOUT WHERE OUR YAZIDI

GIRLS WERE.

Reporter: ABDULLAH

ALSO OPENED A SMALL BAKERY

AND SENT MESSAGES INSIDE

LOAVES OF BREAD.

EVERY GIRL HAD A

DIFFERENT SAD STORY, BUT I

ALWAYS REMEMBER ONE STORY

THAT AFFECTED ME THE MOST.

THERE WAS A WOMAN RAISING

FOUR CHILDREN, THREE BOYS

AND ONE GIRL.

THE GIRL WAS EIGHT.

AND THE BOYS WERE THREE,

ONE, AND SIX MONTHS OLD

E.THE.THEY WERE KIDNAPPED ALONG

WITH HER.

ONCE SHE TRIED TO ESCAPE,

BUT THE ISIS SOLDIERS

CAUGHT HER AND PUNISHED

HER.

THEY POISONED ALL HER

CHILDREN, AND THEY DIED

RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER

EYES.

THE SAME ISIS MEMBER WHO

KILLED HER CHILDREN RAPED

HER ALL THE TIME.

IT WAS THE MOST PAINFUL

STORY THAT I'VE EVER

HEARD.

Reporter: ABDULLAH

HAS SPENT HIS ENTIRE LIFE

SAVINGS RESCUING YAZIDI

WOMEN FROM SLAVERY, BUT

STILL HE REFUSES TO QUIT.

MANY PEOPLE HAVE TOLD

ME THAT ISIS IS KEEPING

PHOTOS OF ME ON A KILL

LIST.

THREE TIMES ISIS MEMBERS

SENT ME PICTURES OF

MYSELF.

THEY TOLD ME THAT THEY ARE

FOLLOWING ME AND THAT THEY

WILL KILL ME.

MANY PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME,

AREN'T YOU AFRAID TO KEEP

DOING THIS?

I'M NOT AFRAID BECAUSE IF

A 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS

BEING RAPED IN FRONT OF MY

EYES, FOR SURE MY LIFE IS

NOT AS IMPORTANT AS ONE OF

HER TEARS.

I'VE BEEN DOING THIS JOB

FOR THREE YEARS, AND I

HAVE VESTE ARRESTED 354.

I WILL NOT STOP UNTIL I

GET ALL OF THOSE GIRLS OUT

OF THERE BECAUSE THEIR

LIVES ARE MORE IMPORTANT

THAN MINE.

> WHEN LISA FIRST CAME

HERE, SHE CRIED WHEN SHE

MET ME.

AND SHE SAID, I PROMISE I

WILL DO WHATEVER I CAN TO

MAKE SOMETHING GOOD FOR

THE CHILDREN U YOU ARE

RESCUING.

WHEN THESE WOMEN COME

OUT, OR THESE KIDS COME

OUT, WE WILL SPONSOR THEM.

WE'LL COME AND WE'LL MEET

THEM.

WE'LL TAKE CARE OF THEIR

IMMEDIATE NEEDS.

AND I'LL FIND SPONSORS FOR

THEM.

Reporter: ONCE THE

WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE

REUNITED WITH THEIR

FAMILIES, LISA AND HER

TEAM HELP WITH FOOD,

MEDICAL CARE, AND

COUNSELLING.

EVERY WEEK THEY ALSO HOLD

WHAT THEY CALL GIVING DAY,

WHERE THEY DISTRIBUTE BAGS

OF FOOD, CLOTHING, AND

SUPPLIES IN VARIOUS CAMPS,

LIKE THIS ONE IN KARDIA.

AND THEY ALSO OPENED TWO

COMMUNITY CENTERS WHERE

BOTH MUSLIM AND YAZIDI

CHILDREN LEARN AND PLAY

TOGETHER.

IF WE SAY WE ARE DOING

TRAUMA THERAPY, NOBODY

WILL COME.

IT'S A SOCIETY THAT IS

BASED ON HONOR.

THE SHAME AND DISGRACE IS

VERY, VERY STRONG.

SO IF YOU SAY TRAUMA,

YOU'RE ADDING STIGMA.

NOBODY WOULD WANT TO BE

SEEN TO GO INTO A TRAUMA

CENTER.

SO WE HAVE TWO COMMUNITY

CENTERS THAT DO ART

THERAPY, MUSIC THERAPY,

DRAMA THERAPY, ENGLISH,

AND COMPUTER SCIENCES.

THAT'S WHAT WE DO AT THE

MOMENT.

THIS LIFE IS WAR.

IT'S SO HARD.

SHE GI GIVES US AMAZING HOPE.

WE CAN GIVE THEM

AMAZING HAPPINESS AND

OTHER THINGS THEY NEED,

THE LOVE, THE HOPE, OTHER

THINGS, AND THE SMILE.

WE HAVE AMAZING HOPE IN

THIS LIFE.

WE LOVE YOU!

Reporter: TODAY THE

PARENTS ARE HERE TO WATCH

THEIR CHILDREN PUT ON A

SMALL CONCERT.

[APPLAUSE]

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT WE

HAVE AN ICE CREAM PARTY IN

OUR HOUSE FOR A WHOLE

BUNCH OF KIDS FROM DAESH.

WE SUGAR THEM UP WITH ICE

CREAM AND COCA-COLA.

WE TALK.

WE LAUGH.

THEY PLAY ON THE

TRAMPOLINE.

THEY DRAW PICTURES, WHERE

THEY'RE AT.

WE LISTEN TO THE PARENTS.

WE LISTEN TO THE EXTENDED

FAMILY.

TO BE CLOSE AND TO SEE AND

TO FIGURE OUT, OKAY, THIS

IIS THE NEXT STEP.

THIS IS WHAT WE DO NOW.

OR THIS IS WHAT WE TRY TO

DO NOW.

I HAVE SEEN THE LOVE

FROM "THE SPRINGS OF HOPE"

FOUNDATION.

WHEN THEY GIVE TOYS TO ALL

OF THE POOR AND DISPLACED

CHILDREN TO MAKE THEM

HAPPY.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THEM

AND THANK LISA AND HER

TEAM FOR WHAT THEY ARE

DOING.

MANY OF THE REFUGEE

CHILDREN HERE THINK OF

LISA SAYS IF SHE IS THEIR

MOTHER.

MANY ORGANIZATIONS HAVE

COME AND GONE IN

KURDISTAN, BUT LISA IS

VERY SPECIAL BECAUSE SHE

IS ALWAYS GIVING HER BEST

TO THE PEOPLE, AND I LOVE

HER DEARLY.

Reporter: TODAY 1500

YAZIDI WOMEN AND CHILDREN

REMAIN IN CAPTIVITY.

AND MORE THAN 400,000 ARE

REFUGEES WHO NEED CRITICAL

HELP.

SO WHERE IS THE WORLD?

WHERE ARE THE JEWISH

COMMUNITIES THAT

UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE OUR

BROTHERS' KEEPER.

WHERE ARE THEY?

WHERE ARE THE CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITIES THAT KNOW

EXACTLY THE SAME?

WHERE ARE THEY?

I'VE GIVEN UP ON

GOVERNMENTS, BUT WHERE ARE

PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP?

YOU CAN NO LONGER SAY, I

DON'T KNOW.

THERE IS BLOOD ON OUR

HANDS IF WE KNOW AND WE

WALK AWAY.

AND I ALWAYS GO BACK TO

THAT VERSE IN GENESIS:

"THE VOICES OF OUR

BROTHERS' BLOOD ARE CRYING

OUT," AND WHAT ARE WE AS

JEWS AND CHRISTIANS DID?

I LOVE MY FAITH AND I LOVE

MY GOD.

I HAVE THREE KIDS AND

THREE GRANDKIDS, AND ONE

GRANDKID ABOUT TO BE BORN.

I SHOULD BE WITH THEM, AND

I ALWAYS COME BACK TO,

WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

DO I NEED IT?

NO.

DOES IT CALL ME AND NOT

LET ME GO?

YES.

FOR HOW LONG WILL I BE

HERE?

ONLY HE KNOWS.

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GORDON?

Gordon: WELL, JAMES

GOLL LOST HIS WIFE TO

CANCER AND BATTLED THE

DISEASE HIMSELF, BUT

THROUGH IT ALL HE HELD ON

TO ONE CORE VALUE: GOD IS

GOOD.

THIS IS JAMES GOLL.

HAVE YOU YOU EVER GONE

THROUGH, LIKE, A HARD

TIME?

OR, LIKE, A DAY WHERE YOU

WANT TO STAY IN BED AND

KEEP THE COVERS PULLED UP

OVER YOUR HEAD?

I HAVE, AND I AM A

CHRISTIAN.

IN FACT, I'M A MINISTER.

I KNOW WHAT PSALM 91 SAYS,

AND I BELIEVE IT, THAT HE

WHO DWELLS IN THE SECRET

PLACE SHALL ABIDE UNDER

THE SHADOW OF THE

ALMIGHTY.

I DO NOT QUESTION THAT AT

ALL.

BUT SOMETIMES MY

EXPERIENCE DOESN'T ALWAYS

SEEM LIKE IT ALWAYS

MATCHES UP TO THE WORD OF

GOD.

I LOST MY WIFE TO CANCER,

OKAY.

I WENT THROUGH NINE YEARS

OF CANCER.

SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO

DO WITH STUFF LIKE THAT?

I HAD TO GO BACK AND

RE-EVALUATE WHAT DO I

REALLY BELIEVE, WHO AM I?

AND I CAME UP WITH THREE

BASIC CONCLUSIONS.

NUMBER ONE: GOD IS GOOD

ALL THE TIME, PERIOD.

REALLY, IT'S THE TRUTH.

I GOT IN HERE A GREATER

REVELATION OF THE GOODNESS

OF GOD.

THE NEXT THING WAS I

REESTABLISHED ANOTHER

PRINCIPLE: ALL THINGS

WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD,

ROMANS 8.

ALL THINGS.

FOR THOSE WHO LOVE GOD AND

ARE CALLED TO HIS PURPOSE.

WELL, THAT IS ME AND THAT

IS YOU.

BUT IT DOESN'T SAY GOD

CAUSES EVERYTHING, AND IT

DOESN'T SAY THAT

EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN

YOUR LIFE IS GOOD.

BUT HERE IS WHAT IT SAYS:

GOD WILL CAUSE ALL THINGS

TO WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD.

I CALL IT THE MINISTR MYSTERY AND

MAGESTY OF CHRIST.

AND IF THOSE TWO THINGS

ARE TRUE, THE THIRD IS

TRUE, ALSO.

SOMETHING GOOD IS JUST

ABOUT TO HAPPEN BECAUSE OF

GOD'S MAGESTY AND IN HIS

MYSTERY HE WILL TAKE AND

FASHION EVERYTHING WE GO

THROUGH AND WORK IT INTO

SOMETHING THAT WILL

GLORIFY HIM.

SO THIS IS JAMES GOLL AND

THAT'S MY STORY AND I'M

STICKING TO IT.

Gordon: LET IT BE

YOUR STORY, TOO.

GO TO JEREMIAH 18 AND LOOK

AGAIN AT THE STORY OF THE

POTTER'S WHEEL.

JEREMIAH WAS INSTRUCTED BY

GOD JUST TO GO TO THE

POTTER'S HOUSE.

AND THERE GOD WOULD SPEAK

TO HIM.

AND HE SAW THE POTTER

TRYING TO MOLD A VESSEL IN

HIS HANDS.

AND A FLAW HAPPENED.

AND WHAT DID THE POTTER

DO?

HE TOOK THE ENTIRE LUMP OF

CLAY AND HE BROKE IT DOWN

AGAIN, AND HE SAID, I'M

GOING TO START ALL OVER.

GOD IS ABLE TO TAKE

ANYTHING, INCLUDING OUR

MISTAKES, AND TAKE THEM

FOR HIS GLORY AND HIS

GOOD.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS TO BE

THE SMOOTH CLAY IN HIS

HANDS TO SAY, LORD, MOLD

ME, SHAPE ME, MAKE ME THE

VESSEL THAT YOU WANT ME TO

BE.

AND REGARDLESS OF WHATEVER

OUTSIDE CIRCUMSTANCES --

DON'T BLAME GOD FOR THAT,

JUST AS YOU DON'T BLAME

THE POTTER FOR THE MAR

THAT HAPPENS AS HE IS

TRYING TO THROW THE POT.

YOU JUST TRUST THE POTTER

THAT HE'LL MAKE IT RIGHT.

HE'LL MAKE A BEAUTIFUL

VESSEL.

AND AT THE END, YOU'RE

GOING TO BE VERY PLEASED

WITH HIS WORK.

> HERE IS A WORD FROM

ROMANS 8: "AND WE KNOW

THAT GOD CAUSES EVERYTHING

TO WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD

OF THOSE WHO LOVE GOD AND

ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO

HIS PURPOSE FOR THEM."

> GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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