A PERSPECTIVE FROM JERUSALEM

Having met some wonderful people who live here, both Jewish and Muslim, who are also close friends with each other and all citizens of Israel, I believe I understand in a fresh way God’s love for them all to a much fuller extent. There are deep scars here on both peoples, wounds and hurts onlyContinue reading “A PERSPECTIVE FROM JERUSALEM”

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”

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”

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”

ReInvention: repurposing your life

“It ain’t over until it’s over.” There’s a buzz word popularized by the media, especially the music world and Hollywood. The word is REINVENTION. We hear all the time that this one or that one has reinvented themselves. Why? Because of change and relevance. The pop musician, Madonna, is famous for her ability to reinventContinue reading “ReInvention: repurposing your life”

NO ROOM AT THE INN (Christmas In Iraq)

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’sContinue reading “NO ROOM AT THE INN (Christmas In Iraq)”