Persecution Update July 2014: Iraq

iraqOver the past 10 years, the historic Christian communities in Iraq have suffered violent persecution, and nearly one million Iraqi Christians have fled the country.  Churches have been torched, and Muslims have killed some 1,000 Christians since 2003.  Remarkably, in the face of such bloodshed and risk, the number of evangelical Christians (many who are being converted out of Islam) has been growing rapidly, and they now number over 50,000. Please intercede on behalf of these brothers and sisters asking God to give them boldness in sharing Jesus, as well as strength to endure suffering for the sake of His name.