The Parish Church of St George the Martyr, Waterlooville

Chag Sameach, wishing you all a blessed Purim. If you don't know what that is read the book of Esther. It is indeed a time of feasting and celebration. So today is a good day.

Sorry I have not been in contact for a while but life here has been even more hectic than usual both here in Jerusalem and Jordan. Connie has been based in Jordan and doing a lot of the work there regarding school and accommodation. I go to Jordan on Friday to continue working on many of these projects.

I have also been speaking on Anti Semitism and Christian Persecution at the Springs of Hope conference here in Jerusalem. I always find such conferences very painful and difficult. But the Story has to be told. A friend from Sweden, Bo, has produced an outstanding documentary on the subject, the best I have ever seen. As soon it becomes available we will release information on how it can be purchased.

Meanwhile the friend who made one of the Vicar of Baghdad films is coming to Jordan with us next week to cover the story there. So much more on our work should be made available soon. I long to be back with my people in Jordan and I can't wait to see them.

We are being visited today by Jess from Nablus who is in the same class as Hannah-Rivka at SOAS, they are both doing Arabic. She is one of the youth leaders at Hillsong London and her grandfather was one of my Professors of Anaesthetics in my former life. So it should be good meeting her.

The needs amongst the Iraqi refugees in Jordan continue to be great. With so many of the children now in school there are huge needs coming to the surface for the provision of food relief and housing for the families. With God's help and yours we continue to meet the needs and we know for certain that He will never leave us.

Blessings and love from Jerusalem,

Canon Andrew White, Vicar of St George’s Baghdad

Easter 2015

News from St George’s Baghdad