Skip to comments.Church in Iraq Helps Rebuild New Orleans Parish
Posted on 09/26/2005 4:04:16 PM PDT by jmc1969
Aid is coming from a small church in Iraq to hurricane victims in the United States. The 300-member Christian church in Iraq's northern Kurdistan Governance is collecting money to help the Adullam Christian Fellowship church -- a New Orleans church hit hard by hurricane Katrina.
"We saw pictures of the devastation on television," said Rev. Hazem, pastor of the two-year old Kurdzman Church in Iraq. "We were motivated to help the people of New Orleans rebuild so we called our friends at World Compassion to see how to get money to Louisiana."
World Compassion has been working in Iraq since U.S. forces entered Iraq. The president and founder of the non-governmental relief agency, Dr. Terry Law, helped start The Kurdzman Church in Iraq.
The pastor of Adullam Christian Fellowship was equally surprised that a church in Iraq was reaching out to help. "We have been destroyed," said Randy Millett, head of the devastated congregation in St. Bernard's Parish, one of the hardest hit areas of the flooding. Millett's uncle and aunt drowned in their home and his brother and mother-in-law are still missing. "My wife's mother was in St. Rita's Nursing Home where so many elderly perished. We still don't know if she is dead or alive."
Millett's Parishioners are spread across Louisiana, Texas and various other states. "We've been destroyed; but, we will rebuild," he said. "And we are grateful for our friends around the world -- including those in Iraq -- who are standing with us during this difficult time."
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Very nice indeed!
Very cool, but I haven't heard this on the MSM!!!!
I bet we never do...sigh...
Heartwarming story, thank you! :-)
Oh dont be silly, we all know our soldiers put them in underpants to get them to do this!
/sarc (yet sadly possible that she would say it)
Brings tears to my eyes. So many countries offering help. And when it is being offered from places like a small church in Kurdish Iraq or from Afghanistan or from places that were wracked by the tsunami or places like Honduras, where poverty is a way of life, it is heartwarming indeed. There is a world of good people out there, bless them all.
And just maybe, America is not hated as much as the Euro-weenies (and leftists over here) say we are. It does the heart good to read something like this.
Whoa! Christians helping others? Who could have guessed that might happen?
This is the second great posting I have read this evening (the first being the Polish elections) and it is doing wonders to my heart. I love it!!! Thank you!
The fruits of the Spirit. Where two or more are gathered in MY Name.
A boomarang blessing.