Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

I want to take a minute and thank all of you who read this blog for your faithfulness to Jesus and for your support. Your emails of encouragement mean a lot! This has been an unusually busy summer and fall for me and this has resulted in fewer articles than normal. In addition to my regular duties I have been reviewing the manuscript of an ambitious new study on the Book of Revelation, and this has also required that I temporarily have suspended my writing schedule. Rest assured that I will resume writing new articles in the coming New Year that I trust will bless, challenge, and encourage all my readers. I covet and value your prayers at this time.

Until then, I wish all of you a very blessed Holiday season!

Greg Maxwell

Ministry Trip to Erbil – Iraq

We have all seen the headlines and the images of suffering taking place in Iraq as hundreds of thousands flee from the advancing Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS.) This is a region of intense persecution but also a place of Biblical destiny. While the need for military support is real, there is also an enormous need for prayer and ministry to the Iraqi Kurds, as well as to the multitudes of displaced refugees who have lost their homes and family members. This area truly represents one of the greatest opportunities on the earth today to show the love of Jesus and the hope of the Gospel. The Church in Iraq is also in desperate need of encouragement to see what the Lord can do here. The eyes of the Lord are on this region:

In that day Israel will be the third party with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, whom the LORD of hosts has blessed, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.” (Isaiah 19:24-25)

I have been invited to be a part of a small ministry team to Erbil, the capitol of Kurdistan in northern Iraq located right next to the Islamic State. The team, led by Joel Richardson, will travel to Iraq this winter, with several goals: To network with several established ministries in this area, directing outside support to them; to encourage the believers there with some wonderful prophetic scriptures about this region regarding revival in the last days; to take some time to minister to the displaced refugees; and finally to film as much as possible in order to show what the Lord is doing in the Middle East.

In order for me to join this team, I need to raise the necessary funds for airfare and other travel costs. The estimated amount is $2000. Would you consider partnering with me to bring hope and love to this desperate area of the world? As I am not a 501c3 organization, your donation is not tax deductible. However, your reward in Heaven will have great worth.

You can donate using the secure, simple Paypal button below. You do not need to have a Paypal account in order to donate.




 

Many thanks and blessings to you all for your prayers and financial support for this mission trip. More details will be posted as the trip draws near.

Greg