Welcome to our new web page ‘From the Desk of Canon Andrew White’. This will give you the first-hand opportunity to read my latest political and religious articles, Biblical reflections and updates on my work and ministry. I will also post news-based articles from the trustees and directors of the Jerusalem MERIT team.
This section will also provide regular updates on the Iraqi community in Jordan and my work in Israel and the Palestinian National Authority. On the home front, I spent time earlier in the year in the Channel Islands, the north of England and the Midlands and this month I am visiting various churches in the south of England and around the capital. I am also finalising the manuscript for my latest book publication before I return to with the Jerusalem Merit team to the Middle East at the end of the month.
When I return to the Middle East, we will have some Jewish friends from Israel coming over to Jordan see our extensive work there with the Iraqis. There are a considerable number of Jews in Israel and around the world who say: “in the light of our own history we could never stand back and do nothing whilst the Christians are being persecuted”. Some ask, “why is the Church doing nothing?” and my response to this question is always to assure them that those Christians who really know our story and embrace our experiences are certainly with us. We would not survive without their support.
We thank all of you for supporting our brothers and sisters during times of great homelessness and persecution. Together we continue to shine light into the darkness.
Grace, peace and blessings,