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Give the Bible to Iraqi Christians

Last updated: 29 November 2017

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Persecution means Iraqi Christians depend on God more than ever. Now they need Bibles. With just £14 today, you can provide Bibles for Iraqi refugees.

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Nadia was on the run. In summer 2014, following the death of her father, Nadia’s home in Mosul, Iraq was attacked by ISIS. The militants gave three options: pay money and leave, convert to Islam or be killed.

Nadia left everything behind and fled to Jordan. There our team came alongside her. We gave her aid and a Bible. Through his word, God opened Nadia’s eyes. And as she read the Bible, her faith came alive.

Will you help us come alongside more Iraqi refugees like Nadia?

Nadia’s story

When Nadia fled home she had no money and no hope. She was grieving and angry.

But Nadia joined the local church – and began to read her new Bible with fresh eyes. One of our volunteers met with her to pray and discuss Scripture. She was overwhelmed to read John’s Gospel and the news of God’s saving grace.

With tears on her eyes she told us ‘I did not have such a strong faith in the Lord Jesus before. Now, however, I believe in him. I have many questions, and so I search for answers in the Bible. I will not close the Bible until I find answers! My life has changed.

Nadia decided to memorise one Psalm every day. Her favourite passage is Psalm 27:

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
I will fear no one.
The LORD protects me from all danger;
I will never be afraid.
I have asked the LORD for one thing;
one thing only do I want:
to live in the LORD's house all my life,
to marvel there at his goodness,
and to ask for his guidance.
In times of trouble he will shelter me;
he will keep me safe in his Temple
and make me secure on a high rock.

This Psalm is Nadia’s story. She lost everything – but the words of the Bible give her hope for the future. Like many Iraqi Christians, persecution has reawakened and deepened her faith.

Just £14 will provide two Bibles for Iraqi Christians like Nadia. Please give to bring comfort and hope to more refugees today.

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