ISIS Completely Decimated This Church—But They Didn’t Destroy the Most Important Thing

ISIS Completely Decimated This Church—But They Didn't Destroy the Most Important Thing


Preemptive Love Coalition’s Matt Willingham recently shared a heart-wrenching video of destroyed Orthodox church in downtown Mosul (Iraq). The video shows where ISIS mortars ripped through what once was a place of sanctuary and worship.

Matt explains that in the midst of the difficult day digging through the wreckage and seeing bodies laying lifeless on the street, his friend pointed up to the ceiling and said, “Hey come look at this!”. What he saw next gave him a beautiful little glimpse of Christ and the hope that is still alive in Mosul.

Let this be a simple reminder to us all to keep people like Matt and the people he is helping in our prayers as they work in very dangerous areas around the world.

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” – Deuteronomy 31:8

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Megan Briggs
Megan Briggs is a writer and editor for Her experience in ministry, an extensive amount of which was garnered overseas, gives her a unique perspective on the global church. She has the longsuffering and altruistic nature of foreign friends and missionaries to humbly thank for this experience. Megan is passionate about seeking and proclaiming the truth. When she’s not writing, Megan likes to explore God’s magnificent creation.