Excerpts from the Facebook of Canon Andrew White, Baghdad, Iraq.
August 5, 2014: I have spent much of the day with one Iraq’s most senior Sunni Imam, Sheik Khalid Al Mullah. He has openly and clearly spoken out against the evil events, massacres and slaughters committed by ISIS. He not only stated they were totally demonic, he said they were totally against everything Islam stands for. He stated that Christianity was the very root of Iraqi society, therefore Christians are at the heart of Iraqi society. We went to see the US Ambassador together and the Sheik was able to share these points with him.
August 6, 2014: I am just at Baghdad International Airport heading up north to see the people ousted from Mosul. It has been so good being with our Archdeacon a person who though American had spent a life time serving in the Middle East. He had no doubt that this was where I was called to be and this is where I must stay and serve and to that I say Hallelujah.
August 7, 2014: Over a hundred people were killed in Baghdad last night. There is one other person here doing what we are doing with his wife. Dr Plumb and his wife Peggy are both in their late 70’s, they are Mormons have been here several months using all their own money. He is our closest friend here. All the time people say to me how can you work with a Mormorn. Well he is the only other person here doing the work of Jesus caring for the poor and the dying and we love each other.
August 8, 2014: We are living in worst crisis I have ever known. Working day and night to meet the needs of those who have nothing. We are providing a huge amount and as you will see on this video we are all very tired, but our lord is sustaining us.
August 9, 2014: The extent of the persecution here in Iraq cannot be described. The massacres, the crucifixions, the rapes. The most horrendous massacre of the innocents since the Holocaust. Yet amongst all of this we give thanks because ours is the Kingdom of Heaven.