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Elder John Thurber

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« on: May 07, 2003, 05:35:00 AM »
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Subject: Fw: Dar es Salaam Hospital Baghdad (interesting tidbit)

Iraq is daily in the news. The desperate plight for water and medical
supplies is often mentioned in news bulletins. You may be interested to
know that the Seventh-day Adventist Church built and operated the "Dar
es Salaam Hospital" in Baghdad until 1959 when it was taken over and
nationalized by the Iraqi government. All expatriate Doctors and nurses
were sent away. The only qualified Seventh-day Adventist staff member
remaining and employed by the government was a national nurse, Sohila.
A
few months later there was an attempted counter revolution, in which
there was an assassination attempt on the life of Premier Abdul Kassem.
He and several of his bodyguards were severely wounded and rushed to
the
Dar es Salaam Hospital. Sohila was assigned to special duty to care for
the Premier. She used her all her acquired skills and did her best for
him in every way. When Sabbath came, she was off duty and went to
Sabbath School as usual. On return to duty on Sunday morning the
Premier
said to her, "I know where you were yesterday. You went to Church,
didn't you? Did you pray for me? "Oh, yes sir; we did," she said. And
if
you wish, our Pastor and some of our young people will be glad to come
and sing for you and pray for you right here, sir." The Premier
answered, "Tell them to come." The Pastor Benham Arshat and a youth
group came to sing. Dr Fargo read from Psalm 91 and the Pastor prayed.
"Please go and sing just like that for my wounded men in the wards"
said
the Premier. Soon after this incident Seventh-day Adventists were
granted full denominational rights in Iraq. As you know the believers
have a beautiful church in central Baghdad. Let us pray for peace in
this troubled land.


Richard Myers

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2005, 05:17:00 PM »
Iraq is still in the news. We pray the hospital is still being used as a witness for the Lord we love.
Jesus receives His reward when we reflect His character, the fruits of the Spirit......We deny Jesus His reward when we do not.

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2006, 10:49:00 PM »
Same prayer here Richard. It is a very interesting and inspiring story. Keep the faith. :)

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