The Iraq Partnership Network is a Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) partners with and supports Presbyterian congregations in Iraq. PC(USA) currently has two mission co-workers serving in Iraq, and a regional liaison who visits there regularly. Many PC(USA) congregations and individuals in the USA coordinate their efforts through the Iraq Partnership Network. The PC(USA) also helps our Iraqi churches connect with other Presbyterian churches in the region, such as the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Egypt, the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, and the Reformed Church in Kuwait.
The IPN shares financial gifts with these congregations for worship, Sunday School, prayer and Bible Study groups.We have helped to build kindergartens and child care centers, and have helped to restore flood damage in one of the churches. We have supported FM Christian radio stations throughout Iraq, and a prison visitation ministry to women prisoners in northern Iraq. Since the fall of Mosul to ISIS in 2014, the IPN has helped to raise awareness and funding for internally displace refugees many of who are staying in church buildings. In addition, funding has helped provide clothing, food, shelter, mattresses, blankets, heaters, coolers, and many other needed supplies to other refugees camps throughout Kurdistan.
The Annual Meeting of the Iraq Partnership Network will be held at the New Wilmington Mission Conference on July 23rd and 24th, 2017. All attendees at NWMC are invited and encouraged to join us at our meeting. Special attendees will be the Pastor of the Baghdad Presbyterian Church in Iraq, and Revs. Elmarie and Scott Parker, our Regional Liaisons in the Middle East, in addition to two mission co-workers from northern Iraq. They will be giving us updated information on the conditions in Iraq including the hope that Christians live with in this war torn country. Join us. You may find out more by visiting our website. We can also be found on Facebook. Details on how to be a part of this special time will be coming soon.