Joel Richardson and Greg Maxwell, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, March 7-8

For those of you in the Sioux Falls, SD area, Joel Richardson and I will be teaching at Church at the Gate on March 7-8. There will be two sessions on Saturday beginning at 1:00 PM, followed by Q&A. On Sunday we will be sharing a presentation about our recent trip to Erbil, Iraq to minister to the ISIS refugees. We would love to meet you if you are able to come and Joel will have signed copies of his books available, including his brand new release, When a Jew Rules the World.

Better Friends Than Mountains

The Kurds have no friends but the mountains.” -Kurdish proverb

Better Friends Than Mountains is a documentary about the tragic history of the Kurdish people, the mounting geopolitical conflict in the Middle East, and the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The film contains highlights from my recent trip to Kurdistan in northern Iraq.




Better Friends Than Mountains is now available for free online streaming and download.


If you would like to host a screening of the film at your church, missions base, home group, college campus or local pub, we would love to come to you to spend an evening with you to show the film and share what we believe are some of the ways the Church in the nations can magnify the worth of Jesus amidst the ongoing carnage in the Middle East.

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Ministry Trip Report: Iraq 2015

In the fall of 2014 I requested support for a ministry trip to Erbil in northern Iraq, which is in the region known as Kurdistan. This area is about an hour’s drive from Mosul where the Islamic State (ISIS) is waging a barbaric war against any group or population that does not convert to their radical brand of Islam. Many of those who have survived ISIS raids on their towns have fled to Kurdistan, often with nothing except the clothes they are wearing. Our team, led by best-selling author Joel Richardson, had several objectives, including networking with several local ministries, bringing encouragement to the local churches and to the refugees they are supporting, and to document on film what is taking place in this region. In doing so, we hope to raise awareness within the western churches so that they can partner in prayer and resources with missionaries living and serving in the Middle East. [Read more…]