Youhanna’s wife and children left him when he placed his faith in Christ several years ago. His extended family beat him severely many times because of his faith, and he was imprisoned in an attempt to force him to return to Islam. Eventually, he relocated from his area of Iraq to Iraqi Kurdistan to flee the hostility. As a result of sustained physical abuse, his long-term health is deteriorating, and he was recently diagnosed with a chronic pain disorder. He asks for prayer that God will “use him in encouraging brothers and sisters to unite as a church and care for the needy.” Pray also that he will be encouraged and strengthened in his faith amid his health struggles.
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