A Crisis Among Our Christians

We have an extreme hardship currently affecting our works in Northern Iraq and Upper Egypt.

It concerns our Christian Family, our fellow believers; the people we minister to, and labor together with, in the Middle East.

We’ve all felt the effects of the world-wide pandemic lockdown; But for some it’s far worse than for others. Such is the case in Upper Egypt and Northern Iraq. Here there are no subsidies, to help out while folks are forced to stay at home; jobs are lost and businesses are closed.

In Northern Iraq, our families have gone without an income for over four months. This is also true for the majority of our people in Upper Egypt.

We can’t help everybody, we’d like too, but we simply don’t have the resources. But we can relieve the 527 families we’re working with; that’s over 2108 people!

WE NEED TO RAISE $36,890

We want to supply these families with,

• Food packages and essential household goods

• Prescription Medicine Assistance

• School Supplies for the Kids

WE CAN’T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU!.

I feel it’s imperative that we show solidarity with our people overseas in these times. It’s more important than you may think.

Despite these difficult-times, we still live in one of the most Blessed economies on earth. My personal conviction is that we’re blessed as a nation because we’ve been a giving nation.

“Blessed is the Nation, whose God is The Lord.”

Psalms 33:12

Take a moment to respond and give as you will;

TO GIVE ONLINE:

http://www.jhmin.com/donate

TO GIVE BY MAIL:

Praise Chapel Missions

P.O. Box 1769

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729

Be sure to designate you donation

(Iraq/Egypt or Middle East)

PLEASE, DON’T PUT THIS OFF, DO IT NOW, AND WELL GET YOUR GIFT TO THE PEOPLE WHO NEED IT THE MOST.

Thank You For Your Time And Consideration,

Jack Harris,

Praise Chapel Missions – PCGlobal Network

An Outbreak of another kind! Revival in Upper Egypt

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REVIVAL CONTINUES DESPITE THE COVID19 OUTBREAK

Praise Chapel Al Qusiyah in Upper Egypt continues to experience an outbreak of another kind, a Revival Outbreak! People are being saved, miracles are happening, the Church is reaching out into the local community and bringing relief to the poor families which have been especially hard hit but the quarantine lockdown. This short video will encourage those of you who are interested in what GOD is doing.

Please visit our donation page to lend a helping hand.

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I COULDN’T BE PROUDER!

OUR WORKERS IN IRAQ & EGYPT

Sometimes its crisis that brings out the best in people. This is certainly true of our workers in Iraq and Egypt. Like everyone else worldwide, they’re in a state of lockdown due to the quarantine. We’re all well aware of the hardship this presents in our own nation, but it’s much worse for those living in the poorer countries. For example, we’ve not been able to get funds to our people in N. Iraq since shortly before the outbreak of the pandemic. Our wire transfers keep coming back to us. This is because of complications with the intermediate Bank between our Bank and theirs. We’ve been trying to get this straightened out, but with no success so far. Our Bank here seems powerless to figure this out and of course the quarantine has made it all the more difficult. This technical problem presents an incredible hardship for our churches in Iraq. Yet, there’s not been one word of complaint from them, not one! I know they and their people are hurting, yet they carry on faithfully despite this and the other hardships they face due to the present crisis.

Here’s some brief notes that I just received from Iraq and Egypt. These simple updates encouraged my heart, I sincerely hope they’ll do the same for you.

Duhok, Kurdistan Northern Iraq: Pastors Layth & Ilham and Raad & Nada

We are 90 percent quarantined here in Kurdistan and there are no public services at all. We do manage to meet three times a week in small groups for Discipleship training. I meet with the other Evangelical Churches in the area by using ZOOM to uplift and encourage one another. I preach three times a week on Facebook. I’m also in constant contact with Pastor Rezek and our Church in Al Qusiyah in Upper Egypt. Our people are all well and carrying on. Our prayers are with all of you there in America.

Al Minya, Upper Egypt: Pastors Habib & Heyam

Hello Bro. Jack, Many thanks to you and our brethren in America for the relief you sent us. We were able to help over 72 pastors and their families in Cairo as well as 17 other people. We were able to help 45 people in Al Minya and another 10 people in Asuyt.

We are so thankful to God and all of you!

Al Qusiyah, Upper Egypt: Pastors Rezek & Neama

The Coronavirus isn’t the only outbreak in Upper Egypt, we’ve experienced an unprecedented response to the Gospel in the ancient city of Al Qusiyah. Though the quarantine has prevented public gatherings it hasn’t stopped the move of GOD! This touching note from Pastor Rezek was forwarded to me by Pastor Layth from Iraq.

Pastor Layth, Please, tell pastor Jack that we pray every day for America, Praise Chapel and for him. I also pray for you dear pastor Layth and all your family and the Church there in Iraq. 


I pause here for a moment of thanksgiving and reflection upon the quality of our people; both in Iraq and Egypt. They’re among the most exceptional people I’ve had the privilege to work alongside.

Of course the same thing can be said of all of you here on the home-front. Remember, your light shines at its brightest when things are at their darkest.

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.”


Thank You! All of you! Our World needs you right now, as never before; to be just who you are, JESUS PEOPLE!

Jack Harris, PCGlobal Network

Coronavirus Hits Kurdistan

Airborne infectious viruses.

Mandatory Closure Of All Churches & Mosques

Fear is a powerful thing, and this latest virus threat has gripped the whole earth, it seems. I just received a notice from Pastor Layth that the Kurdistan Regional Government is taking precautions to prevent an epidemic by the closure of all public gatherings; this includes Churches and Mosques. As far as I know, this is an unprecedented action.

It started with a case of Coronavirus in Sulemania on the other side of Kurdistan, near the Iran border. There’s been no sign of it spreading, but the K.R.G. is taking no chances. Businesses are being closed, schools, all but the most essential gatherings. Pastor Layth told me that the Streets of Duhok are deserted. If I heard him correctly, Kurdistan has closed its borders, and the Capitol city of Erbil has put restrictions on travel there as well. The economic impact on the region is going to be considerable.

I read a report on the virus by the World Health Organization, which stated that 80 percent of those who contract the virus will recover with no medical attention at all; that its main danger is too small children, the elderly, and those affected with ill health. According to the W.H.O., the symptoms are milder than many of the flu viruses already out there. If this is true, one wonders at the reactions and the press this is getting. Perhaps it’s too early to tell what the impact of this virus will be on health, but the Fear of it is costing millions and throwing whole regions of the world into a meltdown of Fear and social paralysis. Before it’s said and done, it may prove that the Fear of the disease did more damage than the disease itself.

Nothing has ever caused us to close the doors of our church until now, not the insurgency, ISIS, the war in Syria, or other troubles foreign or domestic. What those forces couldn’t do has been accomplished by Fear. We’ve seen similar actions here in Seattle. Armed police guards were turning people away from the hospital if they had a cough or exhibited any apparent viral infections. Ignorant me! And here I always thought that the hospital was where sick people were supposed to go for help.

Pastor Layth has returned from Upper Egypt because of this closure of our church is dealing with the situation and holding up the morale of our people by broadcasting services via Facebook Live and organizing small home meetings until the crisis is past. Our team in Iraq has taken on this current challenge with both skill and ingenuity. Thank GOD for dedicated men and women who know how to respond in every crisis the region can throw at its people.

This situation is going to affect the already economically challenged region with even more hardship. I ask you to pray for the work in Kurdistan and our people. Please continue to help us with your support. We serve the GOD who works all things together for our good not the spirit of Fear. Somehow all this will work toward an ongoing victory in the Middle East.

Thank You!

Jack Harris, PC Global Network

Jack Harris Ministries https://jhmin.com/donate

New PC Church In Egypt!

Revival Explosion in Upper Egypt

While in Cairo, Egypt, finishing his Master’s degree, Pastor Layth Ibrahim of Praise Chapel, Duhok, N. Iraq, met a man from Al Qusiyah in Upper Egypt. His name is Rezek; he was excited about what pastor Layth was sharing with him, concerning our vision for evangelism and revival in the Middle East. He said, Could you take some time to come to Al Qusiyah, I’d like to show you something there that I think you’d be very interested in seeing. Layth’s response was an immediate yes. When their business in Cairo finished, they left for Al Qusiyah.

Rezek and Ne’ ama, his wife, both work for the Egyptian Government. They’d started a small group in their city that suddenly blossomed into a genuine revival and an explosion of growth. Soon they had to rent two apartments in an old apartment building and had to remodel and join them to accommodate what God was doing. 

They’d been running the work with their own limited personal finances and were feeling the weight of the burden. They felt they were about as far as they could go by themselves. Then they met Layth.

Pastor Layth preached for them while he was there, and this ended in an invitation to come in and help them, which he accepted. They’ve since been working together back and forth between Egypt and Iraq with continued success.

Layth and Ilham are on their way this month to Al Qusiyah to work with the church there. They’ll stay there for one month at a time and then return to their church in Duhok. The plan is for them to travel back and forth to Egypt to establish this new Church in Al Qusiyah while Pastor Raad and his wife watch over the main church in Duhok and the new baby church in Zakho.

Rezek and Ne’ ama liked what we bring to the table. They and their people decided to become a part of PCglobal, making this our first Church Plant in Egypt. 

I want to be clear; our help was not contingent on this decision to join us, we’d have gladly helped anyway, but they’ve decided that they’d like to partner with PCglobal to reach all of Egypt. The revival here is unprecedented; this is the REAL THING!

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SPECIAL REPORT

Download your complimentary copy of our September, 2019 Special Report “Kurdistan Of Iraq” in printable PDF Format; I think you’ll find it an interesting & informative read.

  • A Brief Look Back To Beginnings
  • New Middle Eastern Cultural Phenomena
  • Having A Correct Prophetic Perspective
  • There & Back: A New Church Plant In Zakho
  • Our Northern Iraq Ministry Team
  • PC Conference In San Diego: Big Things Are Afoot

Children’s School Packs For Upper Egypt

POVERTY’S REALITY IN EGYPT

  • Egyptians living in extreme poverty has risen to 32.5 percent.
  • Those earning less $1.3 a day are considered to be living under the poverty line.
  • The highest percentage of Egyptians living in poverty are living in Upper Egypt

The Children of these Villages are mixed; Christians and Muslims; a large number of these kids are orphaned. Having lost both parents most now live with their surviving relatives, an added burden on families already strained by extreme poverty. Some have fathers who can no longer work because of sickness or disabilities. 

To attend school, families need to provide for each child’s school materials.

Included in this outreach are the children of Pastors laboring in the area; these pastors are very poor but are working hard for the Lord and His Kingdom. Our help for they and their children is a great blessing.

MAKE AN INVESTMENT INTO EGYPT’S FUTURE

The cost of each Child’s Backpack is $13.50

Our goal is to provide School Packs for 200 Children

To give online: www.jhmin.com/donate 

(designate you gift Egypt or Middle East)

Or Send Your Check or Money Order To

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PO BOX 1769

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA 91729

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

A SPECIAL FEATURE ARTICLE BY JACK HARRIS

I The Lord Your GOD am a jealous GOD, MY glory will I not give to another.

(Exodus 20:5 & Isaiah 42:8)

I don’t believe for a moment that the Almighty GOD has an ego problem or that HE is the least bit insecure. The Bible is written in human language, with very human concepts to help us understand the nature of spiritual things which are otherwise hard to articulate or wrap our brains around.

GOD’s Glory is something we as morals cannot handle without it corrupting our nature. I sincerely believe this is the message and meaning of the scripture. Something very ugly manifests when we attempt to wear the mantle of GOD’s Glory. This is apparent throughout history.

In fact, the manifestation of the spirit of Antichrist has to do with this very thing; the Deification of Human Nature.

… so that he as God sits in the Temple of God showing himself that he is God.

2 Thessalonians 2:4

This brings us to an understanding of why GOD delights in revealing HIS strength through our weakness. The Apostle Paul makes the case for us and uses himself as an example. He’s dealing with what he refers to as a thorn in his flesh. There’s been endless speculations as to what Paul’s thorn in the flesh was but the most likely thing is that it was just what he said it was; a physical infirmity. An embarrassment to a man who is preaching and teaching concerning the power of GOD and demonstrating the power of the Holy Spirit through his life and ministry.

As he prays for this infirmity to depart on five different occasions, The Lord finally speaks to him and says; MY grace is sufficient for you: for MY strength is made perfect in weakness. What an answer! Paul’s conclusion is that GOD reveals Himself through our weakness so that others may see Him not ourselves. 

2 Corinthians 12:9-10  Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. 

THIS CONCEPT SEEMS TO BE ALMOST COMPLETELY ALIEN TO US TODAY.

Which brings me to my point; I had an interesting experience while ministering for our Miracle Crusade in Bucharest, Romania. I was standing in front of the loud speakers after the first service, someone had come up to speak with me when suddenly the band came on with some after service music. It was loud, so loud in fact, that I actually felt my eardrums flutter, something I’d never experienced before. Later that night in my hotel room I got up to walk to the bathroom and the whole room seemed to tilt and spin and I almost went to the floor. Apparently I was suffering from vertigo a condition caused by a disturbance within the inner ear. I’d never experienced this before and I’m going to be afflicted with it for the remainder of my time in Romania.

I couldn’t walk without someone at my side to support me, I couldn’t stand to preach, I had to sit down. Now picture this, I’m the evangelist preaching our healing crusade and I have to be helped to the platform and can’t even stand to preach, imagine! I felt humiliated. If I were one of those in attendance, I think I’d have taken one look at me and fled. 

“That guy’s the Healing Evangelist? I’m out of here! He looks like he’s fixing to die!”

Fortunately, my infirmity didn’t seem to bother anyone but me. I preached the Gospel message and The Lord confirmed it with miracles of healing following as HE always has. It’s the Message, not the Man that has the power to touch people.

Each night it was the same, I preached and The Lord Jesus saved and healed people; it was glorious! The altar space was filled with people wanting to receive Jesus as their savior with miracles of healing manifesting. In fact, during the four nights of the crusade there were six tumors that simply disappeared from people’s bodies, one of them was a very large visable ovarian tumor a woman had suffered with for years.

When the miracles began to happen others rushed forward and wanted personal prayer from me; something that is counterproductive in a Mass Evangelism Healing Crusade focused on demonstrating the power and reality of Christ and His Word. I was able to Testify to the crowd,

It’s The Lord, Jesus Christ who is among you doing the healing, not me! I didn’t touch one of you! These miracles are a sign that The Kingdom of God has come and the Finger of GOD is among you!

There’s a powerful truth revealed here; GOD is not looking for Superstars or Pretty people to work through. HE’s looking for ordinary people of faith who know HIM and have experienced HIS redemptive power and are willing to take HIM at HIS Word and in faith obey HIM and take the Gospel to those who do not know HIM.

Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel; And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.

THIS WAS THE LORD’S DOING AND IT WAS MARVELOUS IN OUR SIGHT! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

If you enjoyed this article and were blessed in it’s reading, kindly pass it on and share it with others. Also consider visiting our donation page (https://jhmin.com/donate) and share with us as we continue to share the Gospel Worldwide at home and abroad. Thank you!

Jack Harris, JHMin.com

EGYPTIAN CHURCH BURNT TO GROUND

Al Minya, Upper Egypt

Today is Good Friday in Egypt, one of the most important days of the year for Egyptian Christians. Sometime in the early hours of this morning a fire broke out in Al Minya’s large Coptic Christian Church literally razing it completely to the ground and destroying all its contents. The whole of the Christian community went into deep shock and mourning as they gathered for prayer at the site over this tragic loss. The cause of the fire is as yet undetermined. Terrorism has not been ruled out but the facts are not yet in. What we do know is that this was one of the biggest Christian gatherings in the region as people expected to come and worship this morning. Our man in Al Minya. Bro. A.J.  shared the deep grief all Christians felt on this, one of the Holiest days of the year. “The people could not stop weeping, everyone was crying!” This is a tremendous blow to the Christians of Egypt and they feel it keenly.

Despite this, their purpose to worship on this day was not derailed. When the ashes cooled all chipped in and cleared the rubble and gathered to worship within the ruins of their church. Bro. A.J. sent me these photos. I was deeply touched to see all the people that came worshipping, literally in the ashes of their despair. 

Careless seems the great Avenger; history’s pages but record  One death-grapple in the darkness ‘twixt old systems and the Word;  Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne,— Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown,  Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own. – James Russell Lowell


Our Brethren in Egypt have asked nothing of us other than we join with them in prayer.

REACHING OUT TO IDP’S & REFUGEES OF N. IRAQ

PC Duhok in the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq continues to make an impact on their community and the surrounding villages. The area is still overwhelmed with Syrian refugees and Displaced Iraqi’s. The economy is still severely strained with little work available. Our church and its people continue to be a ray of sunshine and hope in a land that has been passing through a long dark night of despair. Despite this, things are beginning to turn but the changes are coming slowly and the needs are many right now. It’s a genuine miracle that we have several churches now in Iraq and faithful people on the ground who are doing the necessary work. As we continue to stand with our Iraqi brethren we will continue to see a harvest where, not that long ago, it seemed an impossible dream. Now it’s a manifest reality for which we praise and thank our Lord. 

“THIS IS THE LORD’S DOING AND IT’S MARVELOUS IN OUR SIGHT!”

I want to thank each one of you who have labored with us faithfully over the years to make this a reality. We’ve not only covered much ground over here, we’ve broken the  ground together, we’ve planted together and we’re now harvesting precious fruit. Check out the short video featuring Pastors Layth & Raad and the men and women of PC Dohuk.

Jack Harris