Waves of refugees from Syria and Iraq are flooding into Europe and our media feeds. An even larger crisis exists within Syria and Iraq as refugees fleeing ISIS inundate communities that still remain outside of ISIS control. On the front line of this crisis stand our sister churches in Iraq and Syria, often free for the first time to really practice the gospel in a public way.
Scott Parker, First Presby’s former pastor and, along with his wife Elmarie, PC(USA) Liaison to the partner churches in Lebanon, Iraq and Syria, will be traveling throughout Iraq during the month of October visiting with churches and refugees.
He’s chronicling his journey at his web site: findaworld.org. We’re going to be following along.
To get you in the spirit, here’s a link to the only Arabic worship song I know, which we’ll be singing all month.