This is what feasting looks like in Iraq.
Last month I was able to spend five days with the Presbyterian Church in Kirkuk, where they operate a Kindergarten for the community. While I was there, one of our PC(USA) World Mission colleagues came to visit the school and the teachers took the opportunity to put on a pot luck the likes of which I have rarely seen.
Of course, the food was fantastic, but the thing I love about meals like this in the Middle East is that these meals are “Group Participation” affairs. The hospitality, conversation, joking, and sharing together is infectious.
The Kindergarten has been operating since 2006, and though it is a Church-run school, the students are around 98% Muslim. While they do not teach Christian doctrine, they are very intentional to teach the Christian values and the way and love of Jesus. It’s a wonderful ministry.