Christian relief organizations are painting a positive picture on rebuilding Iraq.

By October 23, 2003

Iraq (MNN) — The National media in the United States is painting a negative picture of the rebuilding of Iraq. But, Mission Network News is getting a different picture.

Reports indicate more than 200 U-S troops have been killed in post-war violence. However, Christian relief organizations say they’re seeing a significant improvement in their effort to help the country rebuild.

Food for the Hungry’sBeth Allen tells Mission Network News they’re seeing multiple successes. “Number one we’ve been able to help more people as time has gone one. Back in May we started by doing distribution to about 1,000 families. We’re now up to 4,000 families. So, that’s a great success to be able to help more people. And, I think it’s been also very successful in getting local believers involved.”

Allen says there’s a reason they’re working with the Iraqi and Jordanian church in the region. “We think it’s really important for people as Christians to act out all of the Bible, to reach out to strangers and in doing so, people will begin to question, who is this Jesus Christ who motivates you to do this?”

That’s not to say safety isn’t an issue. Allen says, “we need to be praying for the continued safety of the Iraqi and Jordanian Christians who are working to aid the people of Iraq.” She adds, “although we have not had reports of people being attacked or of our shipments being attacked, there are parts of Iraq that are very unstable.”

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