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Learn an Iraqi Arabic Greeting

“Shako mako” means “What’s new?”

How to say it: SHAH-koo MAH-koo.


Date Syrup: An Iraqi Recipe

Dates are a popular snack in Iraq.

To make date syrup, mix one banana and ½ cup chopped dates in a blender on high speed until smooth.

Add ¼ cup of apple juice and ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon.

Mix again.

Add more apple juice if you want thinner syrup.

Pour the syrup on your favorite food or dessert.

Serve fresh.


Writing in Ancient Iraq

Writing
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The Sumerians were an ancient group of people. They lived in the region that is now Iraq. The Sumerians developed a system of writing called “cuneiform,” which means “wedge shaped.” Sumerian scribes wrote on clay tablets with styluses.

Write something on a flattened rectangle of modeling clay by pressing the end of a Popsicle stick into the clay. Use no curved or rounded marks. Make only straight marks like the marks used in cuneiform writing.


Iraq: Man Finds Jesus; Loses Home

Iraq

One day, Jesus was walking along the road with His disciples. A man said to him, “Lord, I will follow You wherever You go.” Jesus answered, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head” (Luke 9:58). Today, people in some places who choose to follow Jesus may also find themselves without a comfortable bed of their own.

Dreams of Jesus
Jason used to have a home in Iraq. In his bed at night, he began to have dreams about Jesus.

Jason, his wife and their children were Muslims. Muslims believe that Jesus was a good man but not the Son of God. They worship Allah. And they believe Allah lets people into heaven if they have done enough good works. But no one knows how many good works are “enough.” Christians know that people are saved only by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

But Jason’s dreams led him to think more about Jesus. He found out the truth about salvation through Christ, and he became a Christian!

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India: Tabi’s Unexpected Helpers

India

Tabi and her family live in India. She, her parents, her three brothers and her sister have been called by God to live as Christians among Hindus. Tabi is 9 years old. She is shown in the photo with a woman from India. She told her story to workers from The Voice of the Martyrs. You can read it below.

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