Bible Baptist Church

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   Missionaries in IRAQ   


— Edgar and Rosann Feghaly —


  •  Middle East Outreach

  •  Church Planting, Education, Radio Ministries

  • Address:
    PO Box 225
    Powell, TN 37849
    865-223-6418


    Website:   www. gospeltoiraq.com
    Email:   kjb1611@hanmail.net


    Sending Church:
    TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH
    Pastor Clarence Sexton
    PO Box 159
    Powell, TN 37849-0159
    865-938-8182


    Edgar and Rosann Feghaly joined World Wide New Testament Baptist Missions on April 1, 1997.
    http://www.wwntbm.com/info.php?fullname=Feghaly_Edgar


       


    About IRAQ *


  • Background: Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate under UK administration. In stages over the next dozen years, Iraq attained its independence as a kingdom in 1932. A "republic" was proclaimed in 1958, but in actuality a series of strongmen ruled the country until 2003. The last was SADDAM Husayn. Territorial disputes with Iran led to an inconclusive and costly eight-year war (1980-88). In August 1990, Iraq seized Kuwait but was expelled by US-led, UN coalition forces during the Gulf War of January-February 1991. Following Kuwait's liberation, the UN Security Council (UNSC) required Iraq to scrap all weapons of mass destruction and long-range missiles and to allow UN verification inspections. Continued Iraqi noncompliance with UNSC resolutions over a period of 12 years led to the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and the ouster of the SADDAM Husayn regime. US forces remain in Iraq under a UNSC mandate until 2009 and under a bilateral security agreement thereafter, helping to provide security and to support the freely elected government. The Coalition Provisional Authority, which temporarily administered Iraq after the invasion, transferred full governmental authority in June of 2004 to the Iraqi Interim Government, which governed under the Transitional Administrative Law for Iraq (TAL). Under the TAL, elections for a 275-member Transitional National Assembly (TNA) were held in Iraq in January 2005. Following these elections, the Iraqi Transitional Government (ITG) assumed office. The TNA was charged with drafting Iraq's permanent constitution, which was approved in a October 2005 constitutional referendum. An election under the constitution for a 275-member Council of Representatives (CoR) was held in December 2005. The CoR approval in the selection of most of the cabinet ministers in May of 2006 marked the transition from the ITG to Iraq's first constitutional government in nearly a half-century.
    • Area:    Total:   437,072 sq km

      Land:   432,162 sq km

      Water:   4,910 sq km


    • Area - comparative:
      Slightly more than twice the size of Idaho


    • Government Type:   parliamentary democracy


    • Capital:   Baghdad


  • Independence:    3 October 1932 (from League of Nations mandate under British administration); note - on 28 June 2004 the Coalition Provisional Authority transferred sovereignty to the Iraqi-controlled Government


  • Population:   28,221,180 (July 2008 est.)


  • Ethnic groups:   Arab 75%-80%, Kurdish 15%-20%, Turkoman, Assyrian, or other 5%


  • Religions:   Muslim 97% (Shia 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%), Christian or other 3%
  • Disputes - International: Coalition forces assist Iraqis in monitoring internal and cross-border security; approximately two million Iraqis have fled the conflict in Iraq, with the majority taking refuge in Syria and Jordan, and lesser numbers to Egypt, Lebanon, Iran, and Turkey; Iraq's lack of a maritime boundary with Iran prompts jurisdiction disputes beyond the mouth of the Shatt al Arab in the Persian Gulf; Turkey has expressed concern over the autonomous status of Kurds in Iraq.

  • * Based on CIA-The World Factbook