I read this World Magazine article today:

Bartella’s main shopping street in Feb. 2017 (left) and March 2018 (right). (Mindy Belz)Starting from zero - Iraq’s Nineveh churches are retaking their towns from years of ISIS control, without guarantees of money, safety, or a future

It is a good reminder of our need to keep our brothers and sisters in Christ in our prayers. It also shows how strong our faith can make us.