By Bob Gross, The Times Herald.com
Fady Amin appreciates the fall colors and the small towns of Michigan’s Thumb.
But like many Iraqi Christians who have fled the violence in their country, he’d rather be someplace else.
He just wants to go home.
Amin, 36, is a native of Baghdad. He is traveling throughout the Thumb, telling his story, as part of a mission sponsored by the Presbyterian Church’s Synod of the Covenant, which includes churches in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.
“My main message is to be the voice of the Iraqi Christians to all the people here,” he said.
Amin is a member of the Syriac Catholic Church. His home parish in Baghdad is a church called Our Lady of Deliverance.
He currently lives in San Diego with his mother, his two brothers and their families. He first came to the United States in 2003, but returned to Iraq in 2010. He’s been in San Diego since February.
Sitting in the pastor’s office at First Presbyterian Church in Croswell, Amin spoke softly about what has happened in his country.