Entries by John Cook

Baghdad Pastor Shares Challenges, Joys of Ministry

Ministering in one of the most tumultuous and politically charged Islamic cities in the world, Baghdad, this pastor is definitely dedicated. He and his wife minister under stresses and pressures most of us cannot imagine, yet alone handle. So how does he do it? What does success look like for his church? And do we […]

Linking Together for Maximum Impact

BEHOLD HOW GOOD AND PLEASANT IT IS FOR BRETHERN TO DWELL TOGETHER IN UNITY…FOR THERE THE LORD HAS COMMANDED THE BLESSING; EVEN LIFE FOREVER MORE. PSALM 133 LINKED FOR EFFECTIVENESS: IM and GBC have been working together since 2003 training nationals to reach their own people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We think nationals […]

Missiles flew over our office in Iraq

On January 8, Iran launched several missiles at Iraq in retaliation for the killing of General Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s most powerful military commander, earlier in the month. Several flew over the area where one of our offices in Iraq is located. All our staff and those in the Child Sponsorship Program are safe. While initially […]

Principal Dr. Pramod

An Interview with GBC’s Principal Dr. Pramod Tantarpale 1.  Principal Pramod, you are almost half way through the 2019-2020 school year at Grace Bible College.  How are the students doing in their studies this year? We continue to enjoy serving and equipping young men and women in GBC, preparing them to work in the Lord’s […]

Refugees: Tipping the Scales

For the past two years we’ve shared a simple request: Would you join us in ministering to refugees overseas by taking good care of their children and families in the name of Jesus? We started in August of 2017 with 10 refugee children and now have 624 in Iraq alone, and at our present level […]

2019 Year End Greatest Need Fund

When the Lord brings challenges, you look at the test he has put in front of you and it gives you a pause. You meet the challenge and later you are thankful that He has brought you through that test. There are other times when the Lord presents you a challenge you did not expect […]