Broadcasting from Northern Iraq, Charles Morris traveled with Samaritan’s Purse to witness the destruction left behind by ISIS, while also seeking out stories of hope in the midst of that destruction. Discover what Christ is doing on the ground in one of the most war-torn areas of the Middle East. For more in-depth interviews and updates from Charles on the ground in Iraq, listen to our recent radio programs Fleeing ISIS, Finding Jesus and Hope in the Shadow of ISIS.
Part 1: Bartella Church
Up until a few weeks ago, ISIS controlled this village in Northern Iraq. See what they’ve done to this church in Bartella in the hopes that they might stamp out Christianity in the area.
Part 2: Meet Shwan
Shwan is a Kurdish Journalist in Northern Iraq. Charles Morris meets up with him in Bartella, an ancient and empty Christian city that Kurdish forces recently reclaimed from ISIS.
Part 3: ISIS Tunnel
Once ISIS took over a village, they would invade the homes of those who fled and dig tunnels in their living rooms and basements. From there, they could move around freely to ambush incoming Iraqi and Kurdish soldiers.
Part 4: The Biblical City of Nimrud
One thing that ISIS tried to do was stamp out history, especially biblical history. But when it came to the ancient city of Nimrud, the capital city of the ancient Assyrian empire that we read about in the Old Testament, they just couldn’t finish the job.
Part 5: The Sad City of Sinjar
Before ISIS invaded in 2014, Sinjar was a thriving town of about 100,000 people, with another 100,000 Yazidis in the surrounding area. Today, it’s a ghost town. Houses are flattened and mass graves have been discovered throughout the city.
Fleeing ISIS, Finding Jesus
Written by Charles Morris and Christian journalist Craig Borlase, Fleeing Isis, Finding Jesus offers a unique, compelling account of the miraculous ways in which Jesus is transforming lives in the Middle East today. As Charles narrates his travels around the region, he shares with readers not just the good news of how Jesus is at work, but he also invites us to wonder how our own lives might be transformed as a result.