Christians in Iraq remain shaken by the twin suicide bombing in Baghdad. It was the first mass-casualty attack since 2018, killing at least 32 people and wounding more than a hundred.
The Islamic State quickly took credit, stirring fears of a resurgence. Samuel of Redemptive Stories says believers are shaken, but they’re pressing on to make Christ known.
“I had the privilege to talk to a pastor on the very night of the suicide attacks and he said, ‘Our spiritual condition as a church is well; our physical condition is well; but our emotional state, as a church, is sad,’” Samuel shares.
“The Church in Iraq had seen three years of almost peaceable activity. Now suddenly, out of nowhere, there are these significant attacks.”
The hope of Christ shines brightly amid such tumult. Pray this attack will not stop believers’ progress.
“So many Christians have run away to the West. Those that remained [have] seen these beautiful signs of hope – maybe things are moving forward, perhaps we’re finally coming back to some sense of peace and cooperation,” Samuel says.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray the Baghdad bombing will not stop believers’ progress.
- Ask the Lord to strengthen and encourage His followers in Iraq.