The fourth exciting piece of news is that the Kurdish government in northern Iraq has given an acre of property for our church plant. We are very excited about this and rejoice in the Lord for all He has done – but can you imagine how thrilled the pastor and church members are?
As we look ahead, we are also praying for the upcoming opportunity to be able to put together a facility which at this point will include a church building with Sunday school rooms as well as a Christian School, preschool through 12th grade. The vision is that the Lord will use this campus to bring people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We will share more in months to come about this incredible and historic opportunity.
I’m sure you, like I, grow weary of listening to the evening news, with the “if it bleeds, it leads” motto, but when you hear about what is taking place within the ministry and scope of Indigenous Ministries, I trust that your heart will rejoice with mine. We continue to reach people for Christ in the midst of crisis, confusion and tragedy. He alone can heal and forgive, and He is our rock, our anchor, and our hope.
This last week was an amazing week as we saw these new projects come to light. Yes, the Middle East is embroiled with many difficulties, however, there are also unprecedented opportunities to shine as Christ-followers. Don’t let the headlines discourage you, rather, join us as we engage in reaching many including Kurds, Iraqis, Assyrians, Arabs, Syriacs, Chaldeans and others with the hope and forgiveness found in Jesus Christ.