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Tearfund: World of difference: Iraq

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We hope you enjoyed learning about the inspirational people in Iraq with World of Difference. If you missed the email or need a reminder, this is the update we sent from Iraq.

Before we move on to the next destination, we wanted to share with you these prayer requests from the country and our Tearfund team in Iraq:

  • While the UK is starting to see the light at the end after the pandemic, Iraq is facing the opposite. The country has been in the grip of its worst wave of the deadly virus so far, with the health ministry registering escalating daily cases. Pray that people will receive the medical assistance they need and that the government will take steps to prevent the spread of infection.

  • Corine Verdoold, Tearfund’s Iraq Country Director, asks: ‘Pray that Tearfund and our partners will have wisdom as we seek new opportunities to serve the people in Iraq, particularly women and minorities who are in a vulnerable situation. Pray that all of us involved in Iraq are bringers of hope and peace.’

  • Corine Verdoold also asks for prayer for peace: ‘Please pray that the seeds of peace will blossom and bloom here. So that the people who desire and work to build peace will prosper. And that those who are recovering will have their needs met.’

  • And Corine asks for prayer for the Tearfund team: ‘Pray that they will have wisdom as they seek the best ways to support Iraqi people at this time. Ask that they would have a spirit of unity among each other and a unified vision for what needs to be done. That they can bring the love of Jesus to everyone they work with.’

  • Jade Beakhouse, who recently worked with the Tearfund team in Iraq, says: ‘There are many things that people can be praying for the great nation of Iraq. It's a beautiful place with warm, friendly, generous people. People are starting to recover from conflict and rebuild. But people will still carry the scars. So pray for them to be healed.’

Thank you for your prayers and support – it really does make a World of Difference to communities across the world. Please keep lifting up the determined and inspirational people of Iraq in your prayers. Your next destination is coming soon. See you there...

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Posted on 11 Sep 2021