"There is no hope for them in Iraq,"
Father Khalil Jaar, who has dedicated the past two years to helping
refugees fleeing from Iraq and Syria, told CNN.
"We have a new arrival almost every week. We have families arriving from Mosul, Erbil and Baghdad.
"Those who could get out straightaway could come her to Jordan."
'We have to live our faith'
Father Khalil is constantly on the phone, helping guests and refusing to turn away those in need -- whatever their religion.
church provides meals for refugees on Fridays and Sundays, while it has
also opened a school for the children with women from the local
community making uniforms.
for all the death and violence that has engulfed the region in recent
years, Father Khalil says he draws strength from the spirit and resolve
of the refugees.
"Perhaps Christianity will disappear from the Middle East," he said.
"As a priest, I am not afraid because for the Christians, the believers, this is a holy land.
don't have a temple, our churches have been destroyed, but it doesn't
matter -- our heart is the temple of the Lord and so wherever we go, we
have to live our faith."
Anne and her family, the church is now the place they call home. It is
the only place her 10-month-old son, Joseph, has ever known.
Blissfully unaware of the harsh reality which has haunted his family, he claps and laughs as Rita entertains him.
Anne said she'll tell him about Mosul one day, when he's old enough to understand and grown accustomed to life in Australia.
For now, sitting at the shrine of the
Virgin Mary, she lights a candle as she does every single day. She says
that faith is all her family have to cling to.
"They say ours is a religion of forgiveness, but I will never forgive them," she said of ISIS.
"What we witnessed and what we left behind... how they drove us out.
"I will never forgive them... I pray that God punishes them for what they did to us."