An amazing newsletter from a Missionary in Qatar: "Possibly the most significant day we have seen in all our years of living in the Middle East took place recently. To everyone's shock and surprise, The Passion was released today here in Qatar".
In two short hours, more Qataris heard the Gospel than we have been able to reach in 3 years.
Read this encouraging newsletter. Names of missionaries have been omitted.
Special for Come and See, April 13, 2004
4057A top Shi'ite Muslim cleric has said that Kuwait should lift a ban on Mel Gibson's controversial film "The Passion of The Christ" as it exposes the role of Jews in his death.
"Come and See" Editor notes that the movie has been allowed in many other Moslem countries in the Gulf. The movie has been one of the best outreach tools ever in these countires.
Reuters, March 27, 2004
4383At least nine evangelical churches have opened in Baghdad in the last eight months, many supported by American organizations contributing up to $100,000 per church. More than 900,000 Bibles in Arabic ? along with hundreds of tons of food and medical supplies ? have been sent to Iraq.
The Los Angeles Times reporter brings a report about Mission work in Iraq the day four Southern Baptist Missionaries were killed.
By Charles Duhigg, LA Times Staff Writer, March 18, 2004
PERSIAN GULF \ Nov 14, 20033604
Seventeen people were killed when a blast destroyed a Riyadh housing complex.
A Christian Arab woman who was planning to move to Canada very soon was killed in this terror attack
By Estanislao Oziewicz, Globe and Mail, November 12, 2003
PERSIAN GULF \ Apr 25, 20033954
PERSIAN GULF \ Apr 25, 20035519A Yemeni court is holding a trial for the Yemeni man accused in the slaying of the three American missionaries at a Baptist hospital last December.
Kathleen Gariety's brother said he wanted justice, not vengeance.
Although the prosecutor has asked for the death penalty against Abed Abdul Razak Kamel, Jerome Gariety Jr. said he and his two surviving sisters don't want Kamel executed.
By MEG JONES, firstname.lastname@example.org, April 20, 2003
PERSIAN GULF \ Apr 17, 20033843The Muslim World League warned that "non-Muslim organisations," a term used for Christian missionaries, were preparing to work in Iraq under the cover of providing humanitarian aid.
Sify, Riyadh, April 16
PERSIAN GULF \ Apr 16, 20033943Christians in Iraq say their prayers for peace had been answered, but what comes after the fall of Saddam Hussein is what worries them now. Christians feel they have something to lose now that Saddam has been ousted from power and U.S. forces promise democracy in a largely Muslim country.
Iraq's Christians say their roots go back to the first century when the apostle Thomas evangelised Iraq, which was then Mesopotamia
By Mike Collett-White, www.cmep.org, April 14, 2003
PERSIAN GULF \ Apr 04, 20033745It could only happen with an American invasion. Poised behind the troops, waiting for a signal that Iraq is safe enough for them to operate in, are the evangelical Christians - carrying food in one hand and the Bible in the other.
Matthew Engel in Washington, Friday April 4, 2003, The Guardian