Aiding Refugees in Northern Iraq

This week, Turkey began an invasion of a Kurdish-controlled region in Northern Syria. For some time, Living Word has been supporting a very good work among the Kurds in Sulaymaniyah, in Northern Iraq. For several years a ministry to women, children, and their families has been growing. We have supported two Family Centers that are places of love, service, learning, growth, and community. The good news is being shared. Kurds are open to Jesus due to the persecution they have experienced at the hands of Syrians, Iraqis, and now the Turks.

There could be as many as one million refugees seeking safety if Turkey continues its attacks. That will mean a huge influx of people in the city where we are supporting workers and the Family Centers.
We see it as a work of God’s grace that Living Word is partnering with a ministry in place to serve these refugees as they are the latest peoples to be dislocated due to violence.
The need in the world can often feel overwhelming, but God is with us when we pray for the vulnerable.
  • Be in prayer and lament for the situation in Syria.
  • Pray for those working with refugees in Northern Iraq.
  • Pray for protection and safety for those fleeing their homes. (During times of violence, women and girls are especially vulnerable as they travel.)
“For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death. He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.” —Psalm 72:12-14 (NIV)