Don’t Get Sucked Into Chaos

By Jack Harris

Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. – Isaiah 26:20-21


You say you want a revolution, Well, you know, we all want to be free … But when you talk about destruction, Don’t you know that you can count me out … and if you carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, You ain’t gonna make it with anyone, anyhow! – Revolution, The Beatles.

Don’t allow yourself to be deceived and drawn into the Spirit of Lawlessness, it’s a sign of the times.

The Country is upset, it has every right to be, and this includes folks on both sides of the political fence. I understand this, most I think do. But its very easy to get drawn into the wrong thing at the wrong time with the wrong crowd.

Were the Lord here now as he was in Judea in 33 AD, would he be storming our capitol and siding with the Zealots of the time, who will ultimately be as responsible for destroying their nation and bringing about it’s total destruction and the scattering of is people into the nations of the world? NO! Not only can I say, HE wouldn’t, I can tell you authoritatively, He didn’t.

We often forget; when GOD sent his son into the world, it was a Roman World, and those who teach history about the glories of Rome while praising its advancement and peace (Pax Romana or Roman Peace) They often overlook the fact that it was on of the most vicious empires in all of world history. The Roman Empire was the model upon which the Third Reich of Nazi Germany was built

Hitler’s Germany quickly became a totalitarian state where nearly all aspects of life were controlled by the government. The Third Reich, meaning “Third Realm” or “Third Empire”, alluded to the Nazis’ conceit that Nazi Germany was the successor to the Holy Roman Empire with Germany as its center. The Third Reich, which Hitler and the Nazis referred to as the Thousand Year Reich, ended in May 1945 after just 12 years, when the Allies defeated Germany, ending World War II in Europe. World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history. An estimated total of 70–85 million people perished, or about 3% of the 1940 world population.

We’ve all become very adept at identifying the Signs of the Times and pointing out the warning details of Bible Prophecy, so much so, that we seem to overlook the fact that one of the major marks of these times is the spirit of Lawlessness!

And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Matthew 24:10-12

The Mark of THE BEAST isn’t just a NUMBER, it’s a SPIRIT, the Spirit of Lawlessness. The AntiChrist is referred to as, THE LAWLESS ONE.

When I see the thousands gather to protest and express their anger and anxiety over wrongs they feel have been perpetrated against them, I see democracy at work and freedoms being expressed; freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution. But when I see the Seat of Our Government being stormed by a mindless mob creating mayhem, acting like thugs and doing precisely the same things as those who on the other side of the dispute were doing not far from where I live, that is, looting, destroying the property of others and seizing areas that do not legitimately belong to them. I have to say, “This ain’t good!” This isn’t what I believe, and it’s certainly not something anyone can claim, “God told me to do it!” If they make that claim, my first response is going to be, Which god are you talking about? You’re certainly not talking about the GOD of the Bible, Not Jesus Christ.

To minimize the danger of the times we’re living in would be ludicrous; be assured, our enemies, the nation states who hate us and all our nation stands for, are glued to their TV’s and dancing with glee. Not only that, it’s a pretty good bet that they’re marshaling all the resources available to them right now; to add to the mayhem, taking advantage of it to undermine and weaken our structure from within, with an eye toward its collapse.

On top of all this, we find ourselves dealing with the largest quarantine in human history; the doors of our churches have been closed for the fear of its spread. Business and economy have been severely curtailed, the experts attempting to handle the crisis claim they’re overwhelmed and our politicians are running about giving more the appearance of being the KEYSTONE COPS rather than responsible elected officials. They seem far more interested in fighting for their place in the pecking order and entrenching themselves in their positions of power and advantage, rather than representing the well-being of the Nation and it People. 

The sad thing today is that when you talk to the average man or woman on the street and ask, Do you trust our Government, sadly a great majority will simply laugh sarcastically or outrightly just say, NO! That’s sad, because there are hardworking conscientious men and women at every level who do care, but this isn’t the picture we see. Our media is obsessed with partisan politics and their own bias. Our leadership, in both parties convinces us that their positions (not the ones we elected them to represent) have become more important than the well-being of our people and the stability of our Country. No wonder so many have simply thrown up their hands in disgust with both parties.

Fortunately, there’s still hope, and that hope lays in GOD. Emblazoned on our money, which is seen and spent worldwide, is the motto, “In GOD We Trust.” Perhaps we should take a moment to consider that statement. Is it true? Can GOD be trusted? Is HE there at all? Is HE remotely interested in us and what’s going on in our nation and around the world?

I believe HE is, that he’s at work this very moment; but if you’re expecting him to just leap out of HIS Heaven and come wearing your favorite colors or waving an American Flag or come wearing a Republican or Democrat convention badge, I’m afraid you’re going to be sorely disappointed.

The Temple Officials wanted Jesus to conform to the system they’d ritualized and corrupted, He went around it. The Scribes and the Pharisees constantly challenged Him because He revealed them for what they were, self-righteous purveyors and dispensers of religion who had come to look down on the very people they were to care for. Woe unto you, Scribes, Pharisees, Hypocrites! Jesus said, You shut up Heaven to men and you’re not going in yourselves.

He simply wasn’t the kind of Messiah they’d been hoping for; Yes, he did things no one else had ever done, you know, opened the eyes of the blind, the ears of the deaf, cleansed lepers and restored their lives. He forgave sinners and set them right and gave them a new beginning, delivered people from insane tormenting spirits, even raised the dead; apparently that wasn’t enough. His followers attempted to force Him to be King, but he refused. What kind of Messiah is this?

He wouldn’t speak out against the Roman Occupation, the Zealots hated him for that; Where’s your loyalty Jesus? Who’s side are YOU on? What do you mean, Your Kingdom is not of this World? We just don’t get you Jesus, Why can’t you just be who we want you to be?

Maybe we should all take a step back for a moment and look at things from a different perspective. Yes, many of our churches have been closed; not by mandate or hostility, but out of the fear of spreading a virulent virus that has proven deadly. 

We’ve been asked to stay at home; may I make a suggestion? Have you ever thought that this may actually be a good thing? A God-given opportunity in crisis? 

Rather than wading out into the mess and dissent, take advantage of the tremendous power and opportunity that are yours, right now. You may feel powerless concerning all the BIG ISSUES the media keeps tossing at you, but how about doing something you can do, right now, right where you are! 

Build a strong Christian Home, there’s never been a better opportunity. The stable God-fearing family is the bedrock of our Nation and its hope. You now have an opportunity to take your family back. 

Experience the presence of GOD in your own home, gather close with your family in faith’s expression and worship. Your children are actually at home, back under your influence! 

How about this; turn that TV off for a while, get off the phone and tablet, just for a bit, and focus on the Faith as a family. 

Use the internet constructively; stay in touch with fellow believers, your church and other family members; encourage one another, take advantage of online and other resources your church is providing as well as other trusted Christian resources. There’s more Christian Ministry and Faith Community buzz going on right now than ever in history. 

You may have to be selective, not everything out there is palatable; to use an old adage, “Eat the meat and spit out the bones.” Listen to those you trust, not every far flung prophecy somebody throws out there; use discernment! That’s why the LORD gave you His Holy Spirit.

What if in this time, the time of one our Nation’s greatest crisis, when we’re feeling helpless and vulnerable, what if we used this time wisely and to our advantage, to strengthen our homes and our families as the center place of our faith? Doe’s anybody see opportunity here? 

Our Nations strength is in her families, does anybody get that. GOD is giving you an opportunity to take your families back! We have an opportunity to build a true social network and expand our relationships. We can come out of this thing much stronger as a people once the air clears. Why? Because The LORD has said, I’ll be with you when the Flood comes, it won’t carry you away. I’ll be with you when the Fire comes, it won’t consume you.

Now let’s read that introductory verse once more and in light of it, see if it now makes more sense to you.

Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. – Isaiah 26:20-21

A Lying Spirit Of Deception On The Loose

Jack Harris – December 7, 2020

And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. – 2 Thes 2:12

And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, – Eph 2:1-2

There’s a toxic spiritual atmosphere of lies and deception covering the whole earth today; It’s a spirit, a spirit of delusion, of untruth or truth distorted beyond recognition. It’s a demonically inspired Windstorm, leaving in its wake Chaos, Division and Destruction with an eye toward destabilization. Its deliberate purpose is to create a prevailing atmosphere of confusion, distrust, fear and disharmony at every level, here at home, and abroad.

In the Bible, satan is portrayed as the Arcon (ruling prince and authority) of the air or atmosphere. It’s the ambience of the age, the constantly prevailing thoughts or outlook of the current world system of this age, which is drawing toward its climax. It’s literally, the prevailing atmosphere of the times. Just like the pollution and smogs of the Industrial Age, its been with us so long we scarcely notice it, though it’s slowing killing us and the planet we call home.

So powerfully deceptive and authoritative is its influence over the hearts and lives of people, that they will listen to its voice and conform to its suggestion almost without question. It’s on the NEWS, it must be true, right? Even in the lives of believers, its voice is more compelling than the Word of God we claim to believe. This deception comes with consequences; to use the scriptures, We’ve sown the Wind and we’re about to reap the Whirlwind (you need to really think about that one).

Like most things the devil does; there’s cunning tainted with insanity. Make no mistake about it, the nature of evil is always Sociopathic and Psychopathic. My question is, have you really listened to the voices of those you’re empowering by your support of their agendas? There are things being said by Public Officials that the rest of us would be arrested and prosecuted for as hate speech.

This evil, and it’s lies, that I’m talking about, manifests on both sides of the fence, it’s non-Partisan in nature.

Accusation and finger-pointing are swirling back-and-forth creating a literal spinning vortex of untruth and confusion; like a Super-Tornado sweeping erratically to and fro across the political and social landscape, it’s destroying everything in its path. It is the Spirit of the Age

Truth will out, it always does; but, as is often the case, not before irreparable damage is done and the facts finally emerge.

My words may have little or no bearing for those of a secular mind, but for those of you who are believers, who believe that the Almighty rules from above over all below, this is a time to pause, to regroup our thoughts and lay them out before the Lord and ask him to help us to see as he sees.

Psalms 50: 21 – “These things you have done and I kept silence; You thought that I was just like you; I will reprove you and state the case in order before your eyes.

We tend to think that God‘s political persuasion is the same as our own and we cast him into that role.

Joshua of old made a similar mistake in his assumptions as he and his people were about to attack ancient Jericho.He was indeed following the directions of the Lord and going against this fortress city between his people and the promised land.

What a mistake it is; the assumption that God’s point of view and agenda are identical to our own. So many throughout history have made the same assumption only to be bitterly disappointed to discover this was not the case.

During our American Civil War both sides prayed to the same God for victory in battle. Be assured that God loved both sides, the soldiers of the North and of the South. What they and we often fail to see is that this isn’t just about our cause or views, this is about the direction and course that will unfold through history and how it serves God‘s ultimate purpose. Frankly, this is often outside our capacity for understanding. We tend to see through the lens of our own viewpoints and desires.

His Catholic majesty, the King of Spain was astonished at the sinking of his mighty armada sent against England during the time of Elizabeth. His despairing cry was, Why Lord? I don’t understand! I am the righteous one, the one that’s on God’s side not the English.

Joshua is standing on the plain before Jericho, probably to reconnoiter the city for the coming battle. As he’s pondering the city, suddenly he sees another person out there in the field with him, sword drawn. He doesn’t recognize this strange warrior and I’m certain he felt intimidated. He says, Are you with us, or our enemies?

It’s the classic question we all ask when we’re in times of conflict with opposing forces, Who’s side are you on?

This Strange Warrior answers him and says, No, but as the Captain of the Lord’s Host I am come.

One translation says, neither instead of no; but to my understanding, this encounter and its meaning has always been, This isn’t just about you and your people, this is about God’s Will and unfolding purposes that flow out into what we call history.

To be clear, Yes, this is about Joshua, about Israel and God‘s purpose in and through the nation that he’s formed of these people. But there’s more here; call it an attitude adjustment or a shift in perspective. Joshua sees this and responds appropriately; he says, What does my Lord command?

Joshua gets it, and then responds; the Captain of the Lord’s Host then answers him and says,Take your shoes off, for the place you are standing on is holy ground. In other words, This isn’t just about you this is about God. Joshua rightly positions himself and adapts to this posture.

I know this may come as a major shock to many of you, but God is not a Republican; nor is he a Democrat. He is the Lord; we do well to remember that. He’s the one who sees the end from the beginning. Though we’re often loath to admit it, He has people in both camps; and as with most human issues, they often serve a variety of compartmentalized agendas. That is to say, We have the ability to espouse and reveal one facet of our beliefs, persuasions and desires, while putting the more unsavory issues attached to them away, out of mind and out of sight, in our private desk drawers.

These are poisonous and unpalatable times, no mistaking that. So what’s the answer? How do we respond? With more questions? With more accusations? With more blame shifting?

In my opinion, my considered opinion, this is a time for soul-searching, heartfelt prayer; a looking to the Lord for both answers and for help. I’m not talking about a limp-wristed pacifism; but for self-control and waiting on God, before drawing premature conclusions.

The mocker will say, I don’t believe in an interventionist God. Well I do! And I feel he will intervene with the truth; He is always about truth; maybe not the truth we want to hear but truth none the less.

What is truth? the cynic asks. Do you really want an answer? Well then, it’s a no brainer; Jesus said, I am the truth.

The children of Israel have come to a place in the wilderness called Marah, They’ve traveled through the desert wilderness, they’re out of water and they’re desperate. When they arrive at Marah, they find water but it’s bitter, unpalatable, they can’t drink it.

They’re disappointed, they’re angry, at Moses and at God, for bringing them here, this place of disappointment, of poisonous waters; but there’s an important lesson for them here, and for all of us, life is seldom ideal, sometimes the places we find ourselves in can look very unpromising. God is not taken by surprise, not in the least, he sees potential where there is none to our understanding. He’s not mad at his people for their disappointment; it’s their failure to place their trust in him. Is God bigger and the poisonous waters and circumstances that seem to be our only resource? We’re about to see.

The Lord shows Moses a certain tree and he commands him; Cast that tree into the waters and they’ll be made sweet. Moses obeys and the result is just as God said; the people are refreshed in a place of impossibility. Isn’t this, in reality, what this is all about?

We, who read our Bibles, understand that this tree wasn’t some kind of magic bullet solution. It was an Old Testament type, looking forward to the coming redemption purchased by Christ on the Cross.

Fairy Tales, some will say. Hebrew mythology, nothing more. Really?

1 Cor 1:18 – For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

The cynical and the skeptic are going to do what they do and believe what they choose to believe. But for us who believe in the word of God and in Jesus Christ, this is the time to cast the tree of God’s provision into the bitter waters.

My mother, in a time when I was facing one of my greatest crisis to that point, once told me; Jack, you can’t defend yourself against liars.

So it is with the spirit that has laid hold of this portion of history. Lies, deliberate fabrications or distortions of truth. Accusations and counter accusations, blame, anger, wrath … as Abe Lincoln once said, you can wrestle with a skunk, and you may win, but you won’t come up smelling good.

Right, will come out right, if we place our trust in the One who is truly righteous. They that wait upon God shall never be ashamed.

Women, Worship and Discipleship

PC Women’s Discipleship Service


Women, Worship and Discipleship

Praise Chapel – Al Qusiyah

Hi! I’m Jack Harris for Jack Harris Ministries & PC Missions with a quick update concerning the ongoing move of God in Al Qusiyah Upper Egypt.

250 women gather in two services held each Monday for a time of worship, encouragement and discipleship.

Women continue to play a vital and important part in GOD’S purpose for the future of Egypt and the whole of the Middle East.

On behalf of Pastor Rezek and the Church at Al Qusiyah, I want to thank each one of you who helped make this possible I supporting our work here.

This really is the Lords doing and it’s marvelous in our sight! Thanks again for supporting Jack Harris Ministries and PC Missions Middle East.

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A Victory Report concerning our Christian Family Relief Project in Egypt. This update shares the results of our two part objective in Upper Egypt. The first part, also successfully accomplished was to provide aid for the families in our church in Al Qusiyah. The second and larger task was to assist the Pastors, Evangelists and other local ministries we’re privileged to work with. These are the Churches that opened their doors to us when we first started the work in Egypt. These are established Churches in the region who are seriously working to evangelize the nation.

The Covid-19 quarantine shut down has seriously impacted these works and workers. Our goal is to provide necessary aid until recovery comes. This was one of the largest and most ambitious projects we’ve undertaken and to be frank, I wasn’t sure that we’d get much of a response because of our own domestic difficulties during this crisis. However, I felt an urgency concerning the needs of our people and friends in Egypt and knew that this crisis was presenting a major obstacle blocking the advancement of the unprecedented move of GOD taking place right now. All I could do was pray and present the need and leave the rest to the LORD.


As you’ll note in this video update, we actually met all of our goals. This report is just one of three and your response has made a significant impact for the Ministry of Christ in the Middle East.

I want you to know that I realize most of you who helped us gave out of your necessity not your abundance; which makes your liberality all the more meaningful. I thank you, as do our people in Egypt and Iraq. They’re comforted, knowing that we are standing with them in these difficult times.

With My Utmost Sincerity,
Jack Harris, PC Missions – Middle East



One of our families living in Baghdad was fire-bombed by a Shiite Militia group in the area. The device used to destroy their home wasn’t homemade, it was a military grade incendiary device typical of that used by terrorists.

The family escaped with their lives but lost everything to the fire. His mother, already suffering from a medical condition, was weakened considerably by the exposure to the smoke and fumes. She’s too weak to travel as the family is now forced to flee to Kurdistan in the North for protection.

The reason behind the targeting of this young man and his family is their conversion from Islam to Christianity. A couple of months ago this young man was saved in Duhok. He had a genuine “Born Again” experience with Christ and returned to his home and began sharing his experience with others of his community. The result was that a number of other families also came to believe. For this, his right to believe, to exercise Freedom of Religion, now a part of the Iraq Constitution, he and his family were targeted by radicals for death.


Kurdistan, in the north, has become a refuge for families such as these who’ve become the targets of Islamic Extremists who use their religion as a political weapon to instill fear and control those under their influence and reach. 

It’s a typical Hotel California situation; “You can check out anytime, but you can never leave.”

As the family flees the South, they come to the Kurdistan Region with nothing. We had two other families (former Muslim’s) who also had to flee their home with nothing but the clothes on their backs. They had to survive on the streets until we could get to them with help. Obviously, we’re not posting pictures for their protection but the photo below show their “Street Stove” for preparing their meals.

Street Stove.jpg

Pastor Layth, was able, despite the Covid-19 travel restrictions, to get to the city to where these families fled (undisclosed for now) and set them up with an apartment and basic necessities to make a new beginning as believers in the North. Thank GOD for the Kurdistan Autonomous Region.

We were able to respond to this need and that of our newest family, thanks to the generous support of all of you who have helped our Christian Family Relief project.


Our Fire-Bombed family is in transit to the North now. Pastor Layth and our Kurdistan team are making the necessary preparations for their arrival.

CONCLUSION: We saw this coming years ago and realized that Kurdistan would become a Safe Haven for Believers, now it’s happening pretty much as we anticipated it. This is why our presence and base in the Kurdish North is so vital for a Christian presence in a land that has sought its extinction.

Currently there are some events in motion that for securities sake we cannot publicly disclose at the moment. For now, let’s just say that something is happening in high places within the region and appears to be nothing short of miraculous. We’ll share more as it unfolds but for now it’s necessary that we not reveal the details.


Make no mistake about it, there’s a battle as never before for the soul of humanity. What we do or fail to do now will determine the future of our world. 

If you’ve not already done so, join in with us and help fight the good fight of faith. For those of you who have, THANK YOU for helping us hold the line.


Christian Family Relief Project: Video Update Pastor Rezek, Praise Chapel, Al Qusiyah, Upper Egypt

A Thank You Note From Upper Egypt Pastor Rezek, Praise Chapel, Al Qusiyah

I wanted to share this note with all of you who so generously stepped up to the plate to help relieve the hardship imposed on our people in Upper Egypt and Iraq by the ongoing Covid-19 quarantine. As I read Pastor Rezk’s (pronounced Rezek) heart-felt note to me, I thought, This isn’t for me, this is for all of those who sacrificed out their own necessity to help their Brothers and Sisters in the Middle East. Pastor Rezek has delivered, food, essential household necessities and other help to 150 FAMILIES in Al Qusiyah. This is the second delivery of this much needed relief and we’ll be able to provide for our people for several more weeks thanks to your generosity.

As you may know, these are working people with families just like your own, but this current world-wide quarantine has brought work and resources to an abrupt halt. This crisis will pass and there will be a recovery but until then, all of you who sacrificed to help relieve these precious people are indeed, Like Joseph, of old, saving his family from the famine that had gripped the world of his day.


He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. -Proverbs 19:17

Dearest pastor Jack,

Real words from my heart. I always remember you in my prayers giving thanks to the Lord because of you. Your heart that is full of the love of Christ that appears clearly to us that we smell the fragrance of Jesus in you, like Joseph to the people of God in Egypt ages ago.

You are that Joseph to my people in Egypt in these so difficult days. We praise the Lord and give Him glory that He gave you such a heart. We pray for you, for your family, for your ministry, for your nation, for all those who support you.

Thank you..may the lord bless you and reward you – Ps Rezk, Upper Egypt


Gratefully Yours,

Jack Harris, PCGlobal Network (Jack Harris Ministries)

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 want to supply these families with,

• Food packages and essential household goods

• Prescription Medicine Assistance

• School Supplies for the Kids


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;



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An Outbreak of another kind! Revival in Upper Egypt



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.

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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