This girl in the Kurdistan region of Iraq is reading from a VOM-provided children's Bible. Earlier this year, a VOM team distributed basic necessities like blankets, food, Bibles and other items to believers in Iraq. The pastors were grateful, and they asked if they could distribute some of the resources to Muslim female prisoners through their prison ministry.
Iraqi pastors often teach believers that they should expect to face persecution. Even though they are targets of radical Islamists, Iraqi Christians continue to share their blessings with one another and their Muslim neighbors.
Pray that the distribution of Christian literature will have a positive effect on the entire region. Pray that it will also encourage and strengthen believers as they continue to face persecution in hostile areas.