Over the last few years, Christians in Iraq have built a thriving digital church. Samuel with Redemptive Stories says there are two main reasons.
Firstly, women who come to faith often face persecution, finding it hard to travel alone. Samuel says, “Maybe God has appeared to them in a vision or a dream, or even social media. But still, they might live in their family home. But having access to smartphones has opened up an avenue for them to hear about the Gospel and the hope and the joy offered in Jesus Christ.”
“After that, there needs to be an opportunity for discipleship. And that’s where digital church comes in.”
Secondly, Samuel says, many people have come to faith in places without physical churches. This especially applies to places in the rural south and west, far away from the big cities.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Praise God for the connections being built between Christians in Iraq.