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Displaced Iraqis pray during a worship service at a refugee center in Erbil, Iraq.

Hope and a Prayer

Displaced Iraqis pray during a worship service at a refugee center in Erbil, Iraq. Among the Christian minority in the Middle East, prayer is often the only means of overcoming the ravages of war, an indigenous ministry leader said. An Iraqi woman from Mosul said that after her family paid a ransom for the return of their kidnapped brother, he fled the country. He eventually made it to Switzerland, where he took refuge in a phone booth one winter night. After he prayed for rescue from the cold, an Egyptian pastor happened by and took him into his home for a week. He now serves the church there, while his sister and the rest of the family had to flee Iraq after the Islamic State seized their property. The indigenous ministry has taught the sister who prayed for her brother to embroider and stitch, giving her hope for making a living wherever she may land.

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