For the community that is The Outreach Foundation, the painful developments that are unfolding in Syria, Palestine and Iraq are personal, personal because many of our friends are caught up in the violence. The news accounts are more vivid and heart-breaking because brothers and sisters are suffering.
The Christians have fled Mosul, Iraq. ISIS forces gave the Christians clear choices: convert, pay an outrageous tax, die or leave. Friends of ours have fled Mosul. As they left, they were stripped of anything of value. And it is not only Christians who are being harmed. Please pray for all the people of Iraq, pray that evil hands might be stayed, pray for those forced from their homes, pray for peace with justice.
The Christians in Iraq are asking for our help. They long to continue bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ in their homeland.
They ask that we condemn the attacks on Christians in Mosul and other cities that are driving believers from their communities.