ICC Rescues Refugee Family in the DRC
07/25/2022 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – In 2019, an attack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo left 36 Christians dead. In response, Thomas and his family fled their town to seek safety elsewhere. As someone living with a physical disability, Thomas was able to secure safe passage with a truck driver who helped him flee town.
The family was taken in by a pastor who supports local Christian refugees. In order to help Thomas and his family get back on their feet, ICC provided him with the equipment and tools necessary to start up his own shoe-making business as well as a new wheelchair to facilitate his movement.
“My life and that of my family have been changed for good by your generous contribution and the empowerment toward my skill of making shoes,” Thomas expressed. “First of all, thank you for the wheelchair that will enable my movement from home to the market and back.”
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