Stranded on the mountain for nine days with no food and minimal water, his family fought to survive. On the 7th day, Ibrahim’s mother severely hurt her leg through a fall and was unable to walk. Ibrahim couldn’t leave his mother, and, as a devoted Yazidi, Ibrahim only knew of one thing to do – cry out to God to heal his mother.
Ibrahim’s family soon moved to the city of Duhok in Northern Iraq, where they lived in a primary school. There he met Salam, another Yazidi who was serving fellow refugees while boldly sharing about the love of Jesus for the Yazidi people.
Ibrahim’s family was eventually moved to a camp for internally displaced Yazidi people, where Salam encouraged him to start a small group to help their community. This group currently meets three times a week to study the New Testament and serve the refugee community they live among.
- Give thanks for Salam and others like him, who fearlessly share their faith and the hope of the Gospel with the Yazidis in refugee camps.
- Give thanks for many, like Ibrahim, who have come to faith in Christ and are now encouraging others to find that same faith.
- Pray for the continued spread of the Gospel amongst the Yazidi people, and the millions of other refugees from Syria and Iraq. Pray for a significant move of the Holy Spirit amongst these desperate people.
- Pray for protection for new believers, and for their faith to continue to grow strong.
Romans 8 vs 28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Source: James Bradwell, Mission Frontiers, http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/