The following narratives introduce individuals detained in refugee camps who are desperately in need of the La Casa Futura project currently underway at Voice of the Copts. Egyptian youths have been uprooted and displaced for various reasons related to religious persecution. Names have been changed to protect identities. Narratives are based on true accounts of actual events.
One Sunday morning, Amira sat with her mother and sisters on the women’s side of the church as usual. Always mindful of being a jihadi target, their individual fears subsided with corporate worship as usual when suddenly the bomb exploded. It was deafening.
The nightmare was unspeakable. She witnessed scattered limbs and spilled blood from the lifeless bodies of her friends and neighbors. She screamed and reached for her mother while searching for her sisters in the smoke and rubble.
Sometime after this horrible event, her sixteen year old sister, Aida, made the decision to leave her family to begin a new life in Europe. Aida’s hope is to live in peace, worship freely and have possibilities for her future. She knows that escaping a state that allows and fosters persecution of her people and undermines the futures of her friends who have so much promise is the right thing to do.
The only tangible help Aida will receive toward becoming a citizen of a new country is a project called La Casa Futura. Otherwise, she will be stalled in the confines of an immigration camp indefinitely.
The hopelessness of a refugee camp does not begin to fulfill her dreams. She cannot go back to Egypt. But Aida cannot go forward either unless she has a bit of help. Her only help is La Casa Futura.
We can make this a reality for her with your help….when you donate what you can it moves us one step closer to providing for Aida and others like her. Every bit counts to make this project available to current refugees.
The quickest way to help is to join others at GoFundMe.com at the link below. Thank you!
La Casa Futura project currently consists of one dormitory building providing help for up to 100 youths per session. Each session provides language learning, job direction, and cultural understanding. LCF is in its initial stage of development as we seek financial backers and matching funds for individual donations.