The Grace Bible College Chapel was Dedicated on 14 Feb 2015.
Meet Matthew Mohod. He’s kind, handsome and soft-spoken. He’s also a recent graduate of Grace Bible College (last month). We’ve been Matthew’s sponsors at GBC throughout his education and big fans of his since he was a very little boy. We chose to invest $100 per month into his Bible education for the past three years and last month he graduated and will go on for further studies. We’re proud of Matthew! He says GBC has prepared him to serve the Lord as a business man and he’s excited to reach people for the Lord in the business field. Pretty cool!
We’ve asked Sarah to sign us up for another GBC student, because we believe in investing in these young people! Why don’t you join us? Email Sarah and ask her to sign you up too! – John and Dee Cook
“People that have fled from Mosul fled to Qaraqosh because thinking that this is a Christian city that they’d be safe there. ISIS came there and they had to flee up to Erbil.”
“Believers in Jesus Christ in the West have not just an interest but a responsibility to respond and say, ‘Yes, we are going to show up.'”
“Many, many Muslims are trusting Jesus Christ as savior as a result of this,”
“These are people that have literally said ‘no’ to the things of this world. ‘You can have all of my things. I will choose the Lord and we as a family will leave.’”
The day was blistering hot as we went with Pastor Abu-dani to the Jordan river, there to participate in the baptism of two Iraqi men of Islamic background. They had come to a saving knowledge of Christ and wanted to make a public profession through believers baptism! Pastor Abu Danni and Dr. John Cook baptized them by the historic site where John baptized Jesus.
“I could not sleep all night in anticipation for this day… I can not believe that the Lord has brought me to Him as his child and my sin forgiven.” As the pressure against Christians continues to mount, these two have committed “blasphemy” according to Islamic Law, and have laid their lives on the line for Christ…
These two men are excited about their Christ, are sharing the gospel and ministering to their fellow Iraqis in Jordan. One is even praying about a future in ministry with us! Pray with us for more believers, more opportunity for ministry, and more ability for ministry to the refugees in Jordan.
We will continue to share updates with you as we get them. Thank you for the prayers for the refugees and those ministering to them, and the generous financial gifts you are entrusting us with. We are aware this is a special trust and are working hard to make sure the funds are targeted to help as many refugees as possible. Your prayers are so very important. Please continue to pray.
T Shirts helping with AID: In the last email update, I shared a link with you; in case you haven’t had time to check it out, here’s a great way to join with us, make a donation and get a T Shirt:
Here’s a link for a business that sells custom T Shirts: PR127.com. They are donating half the price of each shirt purchased – with “We are …” next to the Indigenous Ministries logo in the middle of the page – to the Iraqi Relief Fund. Great idea! Thanks, PR127!
We invite you to respond to this crisis and reach out with Indigenous Ministries to our Brothers and Sisters in Iraq. Can you help us help them?