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Iraq: Noeh moves back home!

September 24, 2018

We’ve been following he story of Noeh, a teenager from a Christian family in Iraq for a few years. Well, after four years, Noeh has finally moved back home!

Haithem and Almas (Noeh’s parents) have moved back to their original house in Karamles, a largely Christian village on the Ninevah Plains in Iraq. Back in  August 2014 they fled as soldiers from the so-called Islamic State (IS) took over their town. Two years later, by the end of 2016, IS was driven out of Karamles. But as the militants left, they burnt and destroyed many properties, including Noeh’s home.

The family moved back to Karamles not long after, staying with relatives as they repaired their own home. Open Doors was able to provide support to help with the rebuilding of the community, and now, just last month, Noeh and his family moved back home! Amazing news.

Pray now…

  • Thanks God for his faithfulness in bringing Noeh, his family and other Christians from Karamles safely home
  • Ask for ongoing security and safety of Christians in the region as the instability continues
  • Ask God to help heal deep divisions caused by the war and that Christians will be given a key role in the rebuilding of Iraq

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