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 the … Continue reading AMEDI
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, Love … Continue reading A Powerful & Touching Story
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 up … Continue reading CASUALTIES OF TERROR
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 boundaries … Continue reading PROJECT VOLLEYBALL: Hope and Morale in the camps
There's been a lot of News talk about the extinction of Christianity throughout the Middle East. Not just the persecution of Christians but an apparent attempt to eradicate them from the land.
It's Christmas time, even in Iraq. It strikes me, as I ponder an email I just received from Pastor Layth in Duhok, that just as there was no room at the Inn for the Christ Child on that first Christmas Day, so it is at our Church in Kurdistan of Iraq. Let me share Layth's … Continue reading NO ROOM AT THE INN (Christmas In Iraq)
Trapped on N. Iraq's Mt. Sinjar, thousands of Yezedi Kurds flee the invasion of ISIS forces bent on their destruction. This is the harrowing story of one family's journey from certain death to redemption.