With Isis militants still in control of Mosul in Iraq, Christians there are facing repression.
On our recent Remedy Mission XX, we partnered again with Living Light International and the International Children's Heart Foundation to bring surgical training to Iraq's southernmost port city of Basra.
When Jeremy Courtney arrived in Iraq along with a team of American pediatric heart doctors, he found a nation torn apart by violence—and the inner courage to make a difference.
In the months after the last U.S. troops left their country, Iraqis are surprisingly optimistic about the future given the horrors of war they have endured for nearly a decade. Housing developments, shopping centers and hospitals are rising from the rubble, stores that had been closed for years are reopening, and familiar sights are returning. But every step forward is weighed down by continued bloodshed, brutality and corruption.