As of September 11, EPC churches and individuals have given $29,480 to support Iraqi Christian relief through Christian Aid Mission (CAM).
“I am humbled by the response,” said EPC Stated Clerk Jeff Jeremiah. “As we all reflect what happened on this date 13 years ago, we should be mindful that others around the world—particularly in the Middle East—are living with the daily threat of terrorism.”
On September 11, CAM reported that its Iraqi ministry team has to date prepared 2,000 Bibles, including those for children, and 2,500 Arabic, Aramaic, and Kurdish New Testaments, as well as tracts and Bible-based coloring books. In addition, they are providing 800 sandwiches a day; medicines for blood pressure, diabetes, headaches, and stomach ailments; and a variety of personal hygiene items. Click here for the full article, and click here for a September 2 blog post from CAM workers in Iraq.
A non-denominational mission board, CAM (www.christianaid.org) has been working among unreached people groups since 1953 and focuses on areas of the world with few Christians, where Christians suffer from poverty or persecution, or where foreign missionaries are prohibited. The organization assists more than 500 ministries with tens of thousands of indigenous and native missionaries among more than 1,000 unreached people groups in more than 100 countries. CAM is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
Donations can be sent to Christian Aid, EPC Iraqi Christians Relief, P.O. Box 9037, Charlottesville, VA 22906, online at http://caid.us/epciraq or to the EPC Office of the General Assembly at 17197 N. Laurel Park Dr., Suite 567, Livonia, MI 48152. Online giving through the EPC website is available here; choose “Emergency Relief” from the category menu, then “Iraqi Christian Relief (018)” from the subcategory menu. All contributions received by the EPC will be forwarded directly to Christian Aid Mission.