NINEVEH, THAT GREAT CITY

  “Yet 40 days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.” Thus cried Jonah, the reluctant prophet. One man speaking against one of the mightiest cities of the day. The result? The whole city repented in sackcloth and ashes; from the throne room right down to the stables. Even the domestic animals were covered with sackcloth andContinue reading “NINEVEH, THAT GREAT CITY”

AMEDI

Amediya or Amedi as its called in Kurdistan of Iraq is a beautiful city built on a plateau. It’s history dates back to 3000 BC to Assyrian times. It’s also said to be one of the capitols of the ancient empire of the Medes, hence its name, Amedi (of the Medes). Caravans traveling through theContinue reading “AMEDI”

I’M THAT JEW

  To Watch Click or Touch Here I TOO, AM THAT JEW: For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not inContinue reading “I’M THAT JEW”

A Powerful & Touching Story

To understand this story you’ll need to understand a concept we use in the pursuit of our work here in Iraq. Its origin is the teaching of Jesus Himself. Mt. 5:43-48 – Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44  But I say unto you, LoveContinue reading “A Powerful & Touching Story”

CASUALTIES OF TERROR

There are two stories that I’ve been told since our arrival that have given me pause for consideration and frankly have had a profound impact on my perception of the situation here in the region. The plight of both Syrian refugees and Iraq’s IDPs is well documented but these two stories give a more upContinue reading “CASUALTIES OF TERROR”

UPDATE: IRAQI KURDISTAN SITUATION REPORT

First and foremost I want to assure my readers and family that pastor Jim and I are in no immediate or eminent danger. We are however in a real war zone and the fighting isn’t far away. ISIS continues its attacks against Kurdistan’s borders and the Kurdish military positions. The Kurds have successfully beaten themContinue reading “UPDATE: IRAQI KURDISTAN SITUATION REPORT”

With My Sincerest Thanks

Only Heaven itself measure the significance and far reaching consequences of your prayers and sacrificial giving. As you’ve believed and partnered with us, together, we’ve labored to bring redemption and relief to Iraq and the Middle East. I thank God for each one of you who’ve dared to believe with me for what many have viewedContinue reading “With My Sincerest Thanks”

Christmas Greetings From Iraq

Pastor Layth Ibrahim wishes us all a Merry Christmas and updates us concerning the progress on our multipurpose church building and Middle East Evangelism Center. The PC congregation is growing rapidly and is now meeting in a finished hall within the facility.   PRAISE CHAPEL MISSIONS P.O. BOX 1769 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729    

PROJECT VOLLEYBALL: Hope and Morale in the camps

In a world that’s literally on fire all around you and going to hell in a hand basket, what on God’s green earth could be more unimportant or irrelevant than a game of volleyball? Or is it? Imagine living with a perilous and uncertain future in a refugee camp. All around you the national boundariesContinue reading “PROJECT VOLLEYBALL: Hope and Morale in the camps”

Ten Years After

Ten Years After Because of a complaint by a Yezedi Parliament Member concerning the “Destruction” of her culture by Christian evangelism, we are no longer allowed to minister in the Refugee camps. Our humanitarian aid is still welcomed but not our beliefs. This is a set back, nothing more. The refugees we’ve touched live inContinue reading “Ten Years After”