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Saturday, October 01, 2011

International Peacemaker in JC Press

Thanks to the Johnson City Press for today's article about our International Peacemaker. Also, the public can join us Monday at FPC Elizabethton at 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton, will host the 2011 International Peacemaker Dr. Mazen Alsaqa on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at East Tennessee State Unviersity’s Presbyterian Campus House.

Alsaqa was born in Mosul, Iraq (old Nineveh), where he served in the Presbyterian Church in Mosul as a youth leader, assistant lay pastor and doctor in the church clinic.

Following the kidnapping and murder of his father, Alsaqa fled to Jordan and in 2009 he was granted refugee status. He resides in Michigan, where he is studying to practice medicine in the United States.

He is interested in the meaning of being Christian and the effects of persecution on faith and church.
Alsaqa will speak at the Presbyterian Campus House, 1412 College Heights Road, providing an opportunity to hear from a Christian from Iraq and to lean about the effect the Iraq War has had on the people there, including Christians and to learn about his work in Iraq as a medical professional.

For information, call 543-7737 or visit

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