This week, I’m leaving on a ten day trip to Iraq with our Executive V.P., Mike Vinson.

Our goal is to launch the first set of fully-registered, church-based orphan homes in the country. We will be meeting with indigenous church leaders there as well as with various government officials and agencies.

If you saw the news this past week about the orphans in Baghdad, you’ll understand the necessity for World Orphans to engage the Church to help rescue the children that have been orphaned and abandoned by conflict.

For immediate safety reasons and to protect the security of the projects that will be initiated, we can’t disclose the exact dates and locations of this trip, but we would greatly appreciate your general prayers for our safety and for the fruit of the work.

Thanks so much for your prayers and hearts for "the least of these" in violence-ravaged Iraq and around the world.