Saturday, October 01, 2005

Church in Iraq Helps Rebuild New Orleans Parish

There's a headline for you.

This great story is pointed out by Jim Gilbert, the same Jim Gilbert whose church was one of the first to send recovery help people into the aftermath of the first storm. I blogged about it at the time.

TULSA, Okla., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

Link to the news release.

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