Early morning February 6, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit followed by multiple aftershocks waking many, including Dee and myself in N. Iraq. A few hours later we were in the office kitchen with our staff when the second massive quake hit. We were surprised to learn they were so far away because of the strength and duration of the quakes. Thankfully all our teams are fine, as are we, however, reports from Turkey and Syria are not good and the death toll rises.
Many have expressed concern for families of the Syrian refugees in our Child Sponsorship Program in Iraq. Reports are emerging of the horrific disasters their families are dealing with. These pictures were submitted by our Syrian refugees taken by their families back in Syria of their homes and communities. Indigenous Ministries is responding to help these families and others through our Rapid Response Fund with relief aid. I am asking you to pray, and give generously.


To donate, click on Rapid Response Fund. Please give as generous a gift as you can; the need is so very great. God bless you.

John W. Cook, CEO

Photos sent from Syria from families of the children in Indigenous Ministries’ Child Sponsorship Program here in Iraq.

God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea…the LORD of Heaven’s Armies is here among us…our stronghold. Psalm 46 NLT