Qaraqosh, Iraq’s largest Christian city, was liberated from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) in October 2016, but believers who lived under the terrorists’ control for two years continue to struggle for survival.
More than 20,000 people fled the city as Iraqi and Kurdish forces fought for its liberation, with thousands of Iraqi Christians fleeing to Iraqi Kurdistan and neighbouring Jordan. These people have lost everything. Their city has been destroyed, and ISIS stole everything they owned.
VOM workers recently distributed MP3 New Testaments to many families from Qaraqosh, praying with them and offering encouragement. VOM also ministers to 1,000 Christian families from Qaraqosh living in Jordan.
“It is difficult for me to describe the needs of the people we minister to,” a VOM worker said. “They are overwhelming and the suffering is indescribable. They are comforted in knowing their Western brothers and sisters know of their suffering and are praying for them.”
Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA
- Pray earnestly for these suffering Iraqi people; may the Lord be their protector and provider. May He strengthen their faith.
- Ask the Lord to grant wisdom to the VOM contacts and other organisations who are ministering to those in need.
- Ask the Lord to bring an end to the violence and provide people with the opportunity to return home and start to rebuild their lives.