Middle East Backpack Project

School will begin soon, and since last year’s backpacks were a big hit with refugee children in Iraq, we are once again raising funds for backpacks for children whose families left everything behind when they fled ISIS. This year we’re also including our Egyptian kids in this project. The backpacks we provide through our national […]

Middle East Exciting News Bulletins #1-4

At the very core of Indigenous Ministries, our heart beats to establish the Church in limited-access countries through our Global Church Planting Initiative (GCPI). Jesus Christ is our only hope and stability in this world, against the backdrop of the difficulties and challenges people are facing world-wide. The support of a local, national pastor is […]

Middle East Backpack Project

School will begin soon, and since last year’s backpacks were a big hit with the refugee children in Iraq, we are once again raising funds for backpacks for children whose families had to leave all behind when they fled ISIS. This year we’re also including our Egyptian kids in our new program. The backpacks we […]

Beautiful International Women’s Ministry Update

In James 3:18 the words, “Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness” have stuck with me. This follows verse 17 where wisdom from heaven is described as first, “…pure, then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy…” You and I live in a peaceful country with many opportunities most women in the world […]

Flour and Christmas Shoeboxes Reach Refugees

Palm Sunday was cold and windy in northern Iraq. Our team drove up to an enclosed construction site where we stopped and honked. A little girl, about 10, slid open the gate, and let us in. Our ministry team had just discovered this small Yazidi refugee camp with 18 families and around 40 children. The […]

Women Talk About Their Captivity & Freedom

John and I met with these two women who were kidnapped by ISIS in 2014. They chose to share their painful stories with us so (in their words) “that people will know what ISIS is doing and help free more women.” The woman next to me was kidnapped with her husband and three children. They […]

Touching the Heart of the Refugee Crisis

Thank you! Because of your prayers and donations to Indigenous Ministries’ Beautiful International Women’s Ministry, we have been expanding our reach and are now helping women and children in Jordan who are in extreme need. These are Syrian and Iraqi refugees fleeing to Jordan for safety from ISIS. Almost 10 years ago we as a […]

Iraq Refugee Work Continues

We continue to partner through our Iraqi teams to help refugees with food, blankets and other daily needs as well as help some find ways to make a living. I was in Iraq in October and had the special joy in helping a group of six men and women professional sewers with three sewing machines. They […]

5K Run to the Rescue in Ohio

Cedarville, OH – I’m excited for this special event on November 14 to raise awareness and funds to rescue girls who have been kidnapped by ISIS in the Middle East. Our group of volunteers in Cedarville, led by Jewel Harkleroad, are ready for this first 5K Run event, and I’m very grateful for all their […]

Iraq Refugee Crisis: One year later