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Iraqi Christian Family Thanks Jesus After 6-year-old Daughter Returns from ISIS Captivity

Leah Marieann Klett : Jun 12, 2017  Gospel Herald

"She looks OK, quite healthy. I believe she must have been in the house of a family who took good care of her." -the girl's mother.

[Gospel Herald] The family of a six-year-old Iraqi Christian girl who was abducted by the Islamic State three years ago has thanked God for answering their prayers after the little girl was returned home over the weekend. (Photo: Reuters/Erik De Castro/via Gospel Herald)

Christina Abada, who was abducted by ISIS in 2014, was welcomed home on June 9 after being liberated by Iraqi Special Forces.

"The best day of my life is the day when Christina came back," said her mother, Aida Nuh.

On Twitter, local journalist Steven Nabil translated Christina's mother as saying she thanked Jesus and God for her daughter's safe return and said she was "happy people prayed for them."

"It is a very happy moment; everybody is dancing and clapping and singing," one Christian woman told a World Watch Monitor contact from the Ashti refugee camp, near Erbil, where her parents have lived for the past two years.

"She looks OK, quite healthy. I believe she must have been in the house of a family who took good care of her. She was even wearing gold earrings, so it must have been a wealthy family," she added.

However, the woman notes that Christina seemed to be in "shock": "Everybody is asking questions and speaking to her, but she does not say anything back, really," she said. "She also seems to be overwhelmed by the huge crowd of people welcoming her"...

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