As a Marine in the Iraq War, Sky Barkley promised he would never return to the country he’d come to hate—but that was before he met Jesus Christ. While traveling in South America, he received an In Touch Messenger that challenged and deepened his faith. More than a decade later, he returned to Iraq with the Free Burma Rangers, a Christian relief ministry. While there, he and his wife Noelle served the people by showing them Christ’s love—preaching the good news, distributing aid, and saving lives through medical care.
Photos from Iraq by Tommy Trenchard; photos from the U.S. by Audra Melton