Vicar of Baghdad in Norwich

We went to TLC Church in Norwich on Sunday and saw Canon Andrew White speaking. He was so brilliant we went back in the evening and didn’t leave until after eight. Our young son was a star creating pictures using masses of pens during the services and talks which he proceeded to give out afterwards. He gave one to Andrew who gave back a Map of Iraq. His adopted daughter Lena presented to a very happy little boy.

I was not amazed by what is happening in Baghdad from Andrew’s direct experience and perception. It is dire. For some no water, no food but hope is still alive. A church of 4,000 Christians and don’t forget the 50 Muslims too. How does that work. but t does. Food provided, medicine, a dentist, a school. Over two hundred in the church killed since it opened and Iraq is not in our news anymore. We move on.

We were taken to the birth of civilisation in the Garden of Eden, south Iraq of course and through the biblical stories that were based in Assyria, Mesopotamia and Ur et al.. A feast of history and an eye opener to the historic significance of the region from a biblical perspective. Daniel in the Lion’s Den being just one of our historical base points. He was 87 years old and had got through 7 Kings by the time he was in there with the Lions – I didn’t know that! And the Den was in Babylon which is in Iraq of course. Iraq being called the land between the rivers in the old testament amongst other things.

It was inspiring to meet such a man whose intellect is humbly presented. He kept challenging us with questions, I could answer none. As I shook his hand I said ‘You have challenged me to be able to answer your questions next time.” A little work to do on bible study then!!!

And what else, How to react to the information of a struggling country, with oil, that needs help. Of corruption and yet massive potential? I don’t know quite what to do with all that information at present excepting pray I get the resource to help people like Andrew make a difference.

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Some of what he said = AW – my comments NS

AW: PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT FEAR
NS: When you have to have 38 or was it 39 security guards with you before you can leave the compound (but you try to go out on your own all the time) and your family can’t be there perhaps it gives a different perspective on things!

AW: TAKE CARE – RUBBISH – TAKE RISKS – what has taking care ever done for anyone. All of us are called to live an abundant life.

AW: ST GEORGES CHURCH BAGHDAD – WE LOVE IT BECAUSE GOD IS THERE

AW: WE SELL FEAR IN IRAQ – A PRIVATE SECURITY FIRM CAN COST YOU $10,000 A DAY

AW: YASUAH… JESUS
NS: A father came to Andrew asking him to help because his daughter was dying and the doctors were operating on her. Pray to Jesus was Andrew’s response – Yasuah is Jesus. So the father did, and saying the name over and over, returned to the hospital and was met by the doctors who told him his daughter had died. In grief yet still saying Yasuah he went in to his daughter and held her. She woke and asked for some food. AW TO THE FATHER: DON’T WORRY IT’S HAPPENED BEFORE
NS: Perhaps such crazy stories are more possible when everything is stripped away. Outside of our santised, safe, lifestyle.

We sang an old children’s hymn he sings with his congregation in Baghdad. It takes on a poignancy and reality when put in the context of the situation. “Jesus loves me and this I know for the bible tells me so….” It made me and many others cry as we had touched on the reality of the needs faced.

So a day of laughter and tears tremendous time with our friends David and Caroline – hearing and seeing David play alongside new friend Roger as part of the TLC worship team was fantastic and sharing lunch with them in the garden brilliant too. The men had time to chat together as my son became ever more expert on the Wi. Norwich is Wi city for him!

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Love N

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