I wrote the following post on Steve Ray’s Message Board as I relayed my travel on the thread, “The Catholic Defender in Iraq II”, “I was able to go to Mass this past Saturday in Baghdad (BIAP) and I was really blessed to see the priest (Father Wood). I had worked with him during the last deployment and he can be found in the Achives blessing several of the Soldiers that we were leading to the Catholic Faith! I was able to go to Confession and that too was a blessing. When you go to Confession, the sins you confess the Lord throws them into the sea of forgetfulness and He remembers them no more. What a Grace!!! I call the Confessional the “Mercy Seat of God” because through it you receive a judgement of His mercy. I certainly want His mercy especially when He is ready to administer His justice.”
I should be able to post some pics of the helicopter trip back to the JSS! I have been preparing for the movie that we are showing tomorrow and I hope to get a good crowd. I know that I am getting interest, we shall see. If we can help one person then it is all worth it!!!
I spoke with an Iraqi worker today who sells food stuffs and he was telling me of his son being killed by a terrorist bomb. How tragic it is that people endure here. They need Jesus very much. Sometimes it is hard to make sence out of this, but I place it all in the Lords hands. I’ve had the grace of being able to speak with Soldiers the past few days. I even had the chance to witness to to Wiccans today. I hope they will come to the movie tomorrow!!!