While it appears the United States is winning the war in Iraq, their involvement is causing ill feelings elsewhere. Germany is just one example. Keith Copley is a missionary there with OC International and tells us that anti-American sentiment is popular. A lot of our friends have said to us, well Keith, its not the American people, we dont think theyre bad, but this Bush guy is really bad. One of my friends has nearly attacked me when I try to defend Bush and give reasons why hes leading this coalition against Iraq. And, weve discovered that thats not a subject we can talk about. While anti-Americanism is affecting some outreach, Copley says it not hurting their work. We have not felt any kinds of affects, except personal affects. My wife has been very involved with an evangelistic outreach in our church. Shes fully integrated in the leadership of this group. Im in the Promise Keepers leadership team for Germany. So far our ministry hasnt been affected.
By Pauline J.