Imagine trying to live a normal life while terrorists wreak havoc and fear around you. That was what life in Baghdad, Iraq, has been like since 2012. It particularly affected the children. School was inconsistent and playing with friends outside was terribly unsafe.
But through it all, the Baghdad Presbyterian Church persevered. They tried to make life “normal” for their congregants and community. Church and Sunday School classes continued through the terrorism of the past few years. Church activities were held when possible. Hope was to be found in the church and its pastor, Rev. Farouk Hammo. One of the most uplifting ministries was their preschool and kindergarten programs. What makes it uplifting is the journey the school went through during that time and continues to pursue.Read More