Utah couple’s Mormon mission: Ease Syrian suffering

Crawling through the desert by night, a Syrian woman — with her husband, brother and seven children — makes her way toward the border to escape into Jordan. Snipers, watching from a nearby hillside, fire on them, killing her husband and brother.

Another family flees the horror of Syria’s civil war, the father carrying his 2-year-old son with his wife by his side. Syrian soldiers take aim. They miss the man and instead hit the young boy, killing him. They seize the father but release the mother, who cradles her child’s lifeless body for a seemingly endless bus ride to find help.

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