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ISIS Causes Iraqis to Turn to Christ at a "Stunning Pace"
"I think of the [indigenous Christian] workers who stayed behind in Mosul and the surrounding areas because there are so many who are receptive to the Gospel. They are willing to risk being in an area under the rule of ISIS for the privilege of more and more fruit for Christ." -Christian Aid Mission's Middle East director
(Iraq)—Working in northern Iraq's Kurdish region day and night to help meet the needs of people displaced by the threats and violence of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Mosul and other areas, members of an Iraqi ministry team recently came into contact with a colonel from the Kurdish forces battling ISIS. (Photo viaChristianAid.org)
The colonel was serving as a division commander of the Peshmerga, the Kurdistan Regional Government's armed forces, which have helped to slow the incursion of ISIS in its brutal push to establish a caliphate imposing a strict version of Sunni Islam. With the aid of U.S. airstrikes, the Peshmerga have also slowly retaken some territory. They are helping to secure the Kurdish capital of Erbil, where the ministry team assisted by Christian Aid Mission is supplying displaced people with food, clothing, beds and medicine. More