in Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon
About Our Partners
To date, the Presbyterian Churches in Iraq have served their displaced neighbors in countless ways: distributing food baskets, medicines, mattresses, bedding, heaters, air conditioners, fans, clothing; renting and renovating houses for their shelter; assisting with accommodations for university students. The Kirkuk Church houses 15 families on its own premises. Other partners in the region (Bethlehem Bible College and Middle East Council of Churches) are serving those who have had to flee to Jordan. In Lebanon a Christian social service organization works with women and children whose lives have been devastated and are awaiting resettlement in Europe.
Since the summer of 2014, the Presbyterian Church in Iraq has been responding to the displacement by ISIS of Christians and others from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain. In Kirkuk, 100 miles from Mosul, thousands made their way to safe haven, as well as to Baghdad and Basrah. In all three cities, emergency relief continues to be extended by Presbyterian congregations even while they continue in the their “regular” ministries.
The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $50,000 to assist the Presbyterian Churches of Iraq as well as select Christian ministries in Jordan and Lebanon in their ministry with those displaced by war and violence.