The Arab World Evangelical Ministers Association (AWEMA) is the broadest national evangelical movement among Arabs in the world. Partners has worked alongside AWEMA since its earliest days in the 1980s. Today, we assist AWEMA in its mission to equip indigenous Arab church leaders in evangelism, leadership training, and community transformation. AWEMA’s ministry spans all 22 Arab countries.

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The Arab World Evangelical Ministers Association (AWEMA) is the broadest national evangelical movement among Arabs in the world. Partners has worked alongside AWEMA since its earliest days in the 1980s. Today, we assist AWEMA in its mission to equip indigenous Arab church leaders in evangelism, leadership training, and community transformation. AWEMA’s ministry spans all 22 Arab countries.

Reaching the world’s 22 Arab countries with a population of more than 370 million (and growing) is a daunting challenge. Aside from the sheer size of the Arab population, its diversity also adds to the complexity of the task. Demographers have identified 920 distinct ethnic groups within the Arabic-speaking region. Although nearly all the ethnic groups speak Arabic, their cultural distinctions are pronounced.

Though home to several historic Christian faiths, 95 percent of the Arab world has no Christian witness and today this region is sometimes called the “Land of the Vanished Church.” Ninety-two percent of the population in this vast region describe themselves as practicing Muslims. Christians in 16 of the 22 Arab countries cannot meet openly and instead meet discreetly in house churches, risking persecution and punishment.

After the revolutions that took place in Egypt and throughout the region in early 2011, the religious climate is both insecure and hostile to Christians. The current unrest is allowing Muslim groups to express openly their desire to come to power and impose an Islamic government.

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Worker Unhindered Even During Rebel Attack

Worker Unhindered During Rebel Attack

August 18, 2017

We visited the Syrian territories during the last ten days of the month of March. Shortly after the arrival of AWEMA staff in Damascus, there were fierce clashes and a…

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Prayers for Refugee Families

Prayers for Refugee Families

July 29, 2017

077 We are visiting refugee families throughout the region and we can see how the Lord Jesus is present in every interaction. Praise Jesus for His healing of sister Nur*,…

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EGAW June 2017 Update 2 school Good news

The Good News

June 23, 2017

  In a village on the border of one of the countries in the African horn, AWEMA started a ministry through sending 2 church planters, S and F, to serve…

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Augustine Theological Institute

October 22, 2016

We held an introductory and following up course for the new learners and former graduates. The class includes 26 members from non-Christian backgrounds from three countries. It is a comprehensive…

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Young Women’s Conference

September 22, 2016

We had 27 vulnerable young women from slums attend our Youth Women’s Conference February 1-4. It was a spiritual and psychological conference that included support groups, one-on-one talks and prayer…

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AWEMA

Praise God

September 14, 2016

In a family visit, our staff visited a 5-member family living in a very small room. After delivering the Salvation Message, the husband and wife prayed and committed their lives…

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Church Planting

August 22, 2016

Country A — In 2015, 15 new churches were planted and will be handed over to the Evangelical Church Synod, in order to send ordained pastors to lead them. Ten…

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Many Thanks/Prayers

July 27, 2016

You can see how much your prayers and support are doing to build Christ’s Church in the Arab world. Since we last wrote, we have experienced the Lord’s protection for…

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Greetings

July 22, 2016

In spite of the dark wave that has swept across the Middle East countries during the previous years, we are witnessing the holy words of Romans 8:31–39, “What, then, shall…

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Relief and Development

June 27, 2016

Iraqi Refugee Women: We supplied food for 52 families for a full year. In addition, we provided school fees for 40 children. This blessed the parents as much as the food…

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