EPC giving to Iraqi Christian relief surpasses $75,000

An indigenous Iraqi ministry distributes both food and spiritual sustenance to Iraqi’s displaced people.

An indigenous Iraqi ministry distributes both food and spiritual sustenance to Iraqi’s displaced people.

by Brian Smith, EPC Director of Communications

As of October 16, EPC churches and individuals have given more than $75,000 to support Iraqi Christian relief through Christian Aid Mission (CAM). These gifts are supplying displaced people with food, clothing, beds, and medicine—and the opportunity to see the love of Christ demonstrated in a tangible way.

On October 9, CAM reported that a Kurdish Iraqi colonel leading a division in the fight against ISIS had accepted Christ through one of the Iraqi ministry teams assisted by Christian Aid Mission. Click here for the full article.

“I continue to be grateful for the generosity of our churches and individuals,” said EPC Stated Clerk Jeff Jeremiah. “Our gifts are making a difference. The atrocities committed by ISIS may have faded from the front page, but the need is still enormous.”

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.

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).

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