Four-and-a-half years ago, Kurdish People’s Protection Units along with Free Syrian Army reinforcements, Peshmerga of the Kurdistan Regional Government, and American and US-allied Arab airstrikes, liberated the Syrian city of Kobani after approximately four months of ISIS control.
Although four months may seem like a relatively short time, the brutality of ISIS has led some Muslim residents of Kobani to question their faith. An article from NBC News details the aftermath.
In September 2018, the Church of the Brethren opened a church in Kobani. Jasim visited the church and subsequently converted to Christ, along with others in Kobani.
Let’s pray that:
- new believers in Kobani will grow in their faith and not abandon it in the face of certain persecution;
- many more Kobani Muslims will come to Christ as the result of the work of the Church of the Brethren; and,
- those working for Jesus in Kobani will be strengthened and protected.