Word was received in Winona Lake shortly after noon today of the kidnapping of a key contact with our Grace Brethren work in downtown Baghdad, Iraq.
This individual, his wife, his son, and another believer were kidnapped on their return to Iraq from Jordan. He has been a key figure in a developing body of about 100 believers who meet regularly and have planning to open a school in Baghdad. There has been no communication or identification from the kidnappers, to our knowledge.
You are requested to pray for their safety, for their release and return, and for spiritual protection among this group of believers. More information will be posted as it becomes available.