Sankt Nicolai Kirke i Kolding har besluttet sig for at sætte de forfulgte kristne på dagsordenen.

Der er nedsat et lille udvalg til formålet, og hensigten er at skabe en  større bevidsthed om emnet i vores menighed.

 Det var derfor naturligt at få en kristen venskabsmenighed, og hvem  har mere brug for det end St George Kirke i Bagdad. De er under  massivt og stigende pres, men de fungerer og holder gudstjenester  under stort sikkerhedsopbud.

 De beder så mindeligt om vores forbøn, de skriver, at de netop nu  har mere brug for det end nogensinde. Vi har en stor forpligtelse der.

 Naturligvis vil de også gerne have hjælp til at opretholde kirken, til flygtninge, til deres lægeklinik og til deres arbejde med børn. Men din og min forbøn er vigtig.

I oktober 2016 lød det fra Irak ”We feel that the West has forgotten us”.

Det kan vi ikke være bekendt.

Lad os her i vores dejlige og trygge kirke stå sammen om at lade dem vide, at de er tænkt på, og at de ikke vil blive glemt.

 

Efter aftale med Dalby Kirke henviser vi hvad angår St George Kirkes historie til Dalby Kirkes hjemmeside.
 

Økonomisk støtte

 Hvis du gerne vil give et økonomisk bidrag til at hjælpe menigheden  i St George Kirke, Bagdad, så kan der overføres til følgende  kontonummer i Bank Nordic: 9874 3061478255.
 Beløb i alle størrelser modtages med stor tak.

 

 

 

 

 

Kontakt med menigheden i St George

Fra udvalget til støtte for de forfulgte kristne i Irak har Else-Marie Therkildsen Madsen, der er medlem af menighedsrådet, påtaget sig opgaven med at holde kontakten til venskabsmenigheden i Bagdad, men alle er velkomne til at sende dem hilsner. Kontakt evt. Else-Marie for at høre nærmere.

 

I august 2017 har vi modtaget billeder og film fra meningeheden i St George

Der arbejdes på at bygge en ny skole og en børnehave, men midlerne er få...

  

  

Filmen kan ses ved at klikke på billedet herunder.
Der er desværre ingen lyd på klippet, men man fornemmer fint stemningen alligevel.

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Allerede den 2. oktober kom der svar om, at menigheden gerne vil modtage nogle af dåbsservietter, der bliver lavet af frivillige her i Sankt Nicolai Sogn i gruppen "Flittige Hænder".

Dear Else-Marie  

Grace and peace be with you always 

Thank very much indeed for your great efforts you have done in collecting money to support our church we really in need to provide the congregations and big thank for keeping us in our prayer as we.

We are glad to send special knit cloths for baptize children if they are new and also I respect any quantity you are going to send but I need to know the way of sending before you send, if by mail it will cost expensive.  

Blessings

Fr.Faiz

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Nedenstående hilsen er sendt til menigheden i St. George den 29. sept. 2017:

Dear Father Faiz and friends in St George Church.

It was indeed so nice to have pictures from you and the movie showing life in and around your church. It helps of course our work here. Each week we collect money for you and I guess we are able to send more soon.

I want to ask you if you are interested in receiving small knitted cloths with Christian symbols on them. At our church we are around 10 women who meet and knit these small white cloths for the children who have been baptised. The priest will dry the babys head after the baptism, and the parents will keep this cloth as a memory, that is what we hope. But we have so many of these cloths, do you want any. And in case how many. I think it would be nice with crosses on them.

Please tell if you are interested.

Christians in The Middle East is a big subject in Denmark, we hope and pray that you will survive and that you will be able to live in peace and understanding with your neighbour.

May God be with you.

Lots of love from Sct Nicolai Church, Kolding

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Efter modtagelse af billeder og filmen om menigheden i St George (der kan ses herover) blev nedenstående hilsen sendt den 23. august 2017:

Dear friends and dear father Faiz.

Thank you very much for all the news you sent to us, for pictures and usefull information.

The movie telling and showing life in and around your church is very informative for us. We have attached it to our homepage, and this last Sunday it was told in our church and money were collected.

As for the reports we are discussing if we should translate them into Danish, anyway we will spread the news.

Once again thank you so much.

Along with our best wishes for the future we send you our prayers and blessings.

May God be with you.

Else-Marie Therkildsen Madsen

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Nedenstående hilsen med tak for donationen er modtaget den 19. maj 2017

Dear Else-Marie and Friends at Saint Nicolai Church

Peace with you always. Thank for your quick response and thank very much for your big efforts in collecting money to our church, we really in need to help displaced from Nineveh and the poor families at the church, but the important thing to keep us in your pray for us as we also.

Attachment is our bank SWIFT you can transfer the donation to it again with big thanks.

Blessings

Fr. Faiz

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Nedenstående nytårshilsen er sendt til menigheden i St George

Dear friends in Baghdad.

It was wonderful to see the pictures of the congregation in Sct George on Christmas Eve. So many people gathered - and many children - to celebrate together the great evening of the year. 
We very much hope and pray that the coming days and months will find you all in good health, and that you will stay protected.
Here in our beautiful church hundreds of people were gathered to hear the Christmas message and to sing Beautiful Saviour. Very impressing and touching.
We very much pray for and long for peace on earth.
May God be with you.

Lots of love from your friends in Sankt Nicolai Church, Kolding, Denmark.
Else-Marie Therkildsen Madsen

Sendt 7. januar 2017
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Til jul kom der en billedhilsen fra St George's Kirke med disse dejlige billeder:

   

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I løbet af sommeren 2016 har der været følgende brevveksling:

Dear friends in Sct George.

We have not forgotten you. Sct Nicolai Church in Kolding, Denmark sends you our best wishes and prayers. We have been working on spreading the story of you. We have produced flyers telling about your church and your conditions, and we are now starting to collect money for you.

Here in Denmark we are so lucky to have a church with no guards and no threats. It is hard to imagine that you are suffering just because of your Christian belief. And also very wrong.

But almost every day the news about Baghdad reaches us and it seems as if conditions are getting worse.
Please remember that we are thinking of you, praying that you will get through these dark days.

Lots of love from Sct Nicolai Church.
Else-Marie Therkildsen Madsen

Sendt 30. juli 2016

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allerede 5. august kom følgende hilsen retur:

Dear Else-Marie Therkildsen 

Thank you so much for your love, interesting and encouragement for us, we need always your prayers, especially in this difficult and tough time. Despite surrounds with the terror we practice our church ministries and we are now planning to build primary school at the church compound for Christians and Muslims children, we have started to collect donations through my diocese, Fr. Bill is responsible for collecting donations, below his email.

Again thank for your love 
Fr. Faiz