Char Siemens spoke of the partnerships between MCC, the Chaldean Catholic Church, the Canada Foodgrains Bank, and locals in her report on her recent 7-week teaching assignment in Iraq. Though secure in her town, an hour’s travel away was the front with Daesh. Char told stories of some of the 3 million internally-displaced refugees in Iraq, some of whose children she taught. The words of the risen Jesus to his disciples and friends “Peace be with you” from John 20 may be small comfort as all stand in the face of fear every day, but it is enough. [AP].
NOTE: due to security concerns, the recording is only available upon rrequest to the webmaster.
P.S. pizza lunch (not a BBQ) and a congregational meeting (AGM) followed.