Live From Iraq

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29 Responses

  1. Jean says:

    “Financial support to feed and provide housing”

    How can one help?

  2. Michael says:


    I just asked him the same thing…he will text me that info as soon as he’s able.

  3. Oh dear Lord Jesus, have mercy on these innocent souls. May your warrior angels surround them. Work miracles on their behalf and for your glory. Provide for their needs in inexplicable ways. Please, please Lord!

  4. Michael says:

    Amen, CK.

    My friend has a huge heart and it’s broken for these people and this situation.

  5. erunner says:

    I’m very secure in the comfort of my home and can’t imagine the terror these people are experiencing. May God fill them with peace and protect them from the evil that surrounds them. Thank you for sharing this Michael.

  6. Michael says:


    Thank you…we’ll be getting updates as my buddy is able.

  7. When evil is restrained everyone benefits when restraint is cast off everyone be afraid.

  8. Praying.
    That is about all I can do on this situation. To emotionally draining.

  9. Dusty says:

    praying here too…amen to Capt, Kevin’s prayer.

  10. Jean says:

    When I read stories like this, I get the most horrible thoughts, questions and feelings of despair.

    Where is God in this situation?

    Why does God allow this to happen?

    Many Americans like me want to help and want my government to help, but I don’t sense that the vast majority of the world’s people and governments care or are willing to lift a finger.

    People are kicking back over a cocktail all over the world right now while this is going on. Where’s the outrage?

    Will my prayer do any good?

    What is God trying to teach me in and through this?

    What does he want me to do?

    This just sucks.

    “Our father’s God to, Thee,
    Author of liberty,
    To Thee we sing.
    Long may our land be bright
    With freedom’s holy light;
    Protect us by Thy might,
    Great God, our King!”

  11. Xenia says:

    Lord, have mercy.

  12. Michael says:

    It raises tremendous questions…and it does suck.
    I know God is there…in my friend, in those he’s ministering to, and with those who are suffering.
    Prayer does good whether we see it or not.
    That’s about all I’ve got.

  13. Call or write your Congressman and say no to this.

    I guarantee this money will arm a lot of ISIS people in Iraq.

  14. Jean says:

    Derek, please explain #13. Thanks.

  15. A lot of the money we sent to Syrian rebels ended up in ISIS pockets and is being used to create havoc in Iraq right now.
    When you give to one rebel group you give to them all.
    This is the fruit of the reckless foreign policy of the Arab spring.
    We don’t need to continue to fund this.

  16. Here is Rand Paul on the subject.
    He just doesn’t go quite far enough and admit we armed the very thing that is killing these people right now.
    These groups are transnational and they share and share alike.

  17. You know what has greased the cogs and gears of the Arab spring?
    The blood of the saints.
    Everywhere we continue to pursue this policy Christians die.

  18. jlo says:

    oh Lord

  19. Nonnie says:

    Praying. My heart aches over this. Lord have mercy.

  20. Captain Kevin says:

    Any word yet, Michael, on how we can tangibly help?

  21. brian says:

    To my shame I did not support the intervention in iraq, especially the second time we intervene, my fellow Christians reminded me just how much I hated Jesus when I thought that the fact we did not have an exit policy was not really viable. I dont hate Jesus, even though I am often reminded how much I do hate Him. The intervention was short sighted and did not have a viable exit strategy, it did not have a way to deal with the sectarian conflicts in the country between the two aspects of the Muslim faith and it did not protect the Christian minorities. That always bothered me, granted that makes me evil and a God hating vile piece of human filth. I get that, trust me I do get it.

    I think we need to move past the rhetorical apologetic and try to come up with some real solutions outside of magical thinking, killing anyone for any god is stupid on its face, it is stupid pathetic disgusting stupid idiotic, pathetic, ridiculous etc. Like I have said in the past if God wants to take some segment of the population out, let God do it “Himself”, He does not need our help. I sometimes ponder the thinking of the Christian religion when it was 1400 years old and how some aspects of the Muslim community thinks now. I will posit this, if the Christian religion had modern nuclear weapons during the 14-16 hundreds, Europe would be a radioactive wasteland that is more sure than gravity and when they pushed the button they would have had pious thoughts of Jesus on their minds.

    From the pragmatic evolution believing theistic evolution open theism heretics like myself, No one “wins” in any type of nuclear exchange, people just die, by the car / train load. There is no glory in such an exchange, that is stupid, childish and pathetic. It is. Why would anyone wish such horror on their fellow neighbors? Another reason I hold to a universalistic world view, as pathetic and stupid as this is, I actually think God can redeem all people. Offered for what very little it is worth.

  22. JimB says:

    Our nation now needs to step in and deal with this conflict, these groups do not go away by throwing out olive branches. The war on terror needs to begin, I think. Yet, I think that just as happened in the Ukraine, our leaders are going to be content to let these people be overridden and conquered, even if it means genocide to Christians and Iraqi nationals, with numbers in the millions. Prayers are going up. I will share this on FB to get more praying…

  23. I just want the US to quit giving money, arms and equipment to the bad guys.
    BTW, this is an across the aisle issue. Both political parties are guilty of aiding these goons in Syria which is then used to invade Iraq.

  24. Michael says:


    I haven’t heard from him since yesterday…I’m hoping for an update soon…even if it’s just “I’m ok”.

  25. Everyone, in situations like these put your mind back to before the advent of cellphones and internet.
    Places in chaos, like Iraq, can lose basic services we take for granted periodically.
    Just pray and hope for the best, but don’t let it get to you to quickly.
    There was a day when we didn’t get updated daily or hourly. Keep that in mind.

  26. Michael says:

    Got a brief text message from my friend…he took ill yesterday so we need to pray for his speedy recovery.
    He’s working on a way for people to be able to contribute tangibly…I’ll keep you posted.

  27. JimB says:

    DK @ #25: The tricky part here is that there really are none who aren’t “bad” guys there in Iraq, as far as I can tell… You are damned if you do and damned if you do not support either the Sunni or Shiite groups also, it seems. Prayer is the most important thing we can do right now… This is a spiritual warfare primarily, one for the souls of the people there.

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