Our strategy in the Middle East is to identify, coach, and invest in effective church-planting ministries that are committed to evangelism and discipleship of the region’s 143 million people. We also seek to strengthen these ministries and ensure their long-term sustainability through organizational and ministry development. Because of tremendous physical need coupled with a repressive religious environment, we emphasize holistic ministry (spiritual and physical).

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Our strategy in the Middle East is to identify, coach, and invest in effective church-planting ministries that are committed to evangelism and discipleship of the region’s 143 million people. We also seek to strengthen these ministries and ensure their long-term sustainability through organizational and ministry development. Because of tremendous physical need coupled with a repressive religious environment, we emphasize holistic ministry (spiritual and physical).

The Christian Church was born in the Middle East, yet today Christians number only about five percent of the population. Western missionaries have often found it difficult to gain a foothold, and the Christian minority has been marginalized and persecuted for many years. Over the last two years, long-standing autocratic regimes have toppled. Influenced by social media and satellite television, young Muslims are boldly demanding change in both the political and religious arenas. They are increasingly concerned about human rights, democracy, the role of minorities, and the future for Muslim youth.

Bold ministries and churches willing to take the risks associated with evangelism in a Muslim context are seeing more Muslims come to faith in Christ than ever before. With your partnership, we believe their courage and faith will pave the way for a stronger and more relevant Middle Eastern Church in the years to come.

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Ice cream’s off limits until sunset in the Persian Speaking World

June 14, 2017

When does an ice cream seller start work in the Persian Speaking World? The afternoon temperatures soar to almost 100 degrees F. But no one is buying ice cream during…

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ISSG June 2017 Discipleship and outreach-Mona

Iraqi and Syrian refugee outreach

June 12, 2017

  Two million Syrian and Iraqi refugees have fled their homes and families to a safer destination. Christians have fled ISIS and what the war has brutally done to them….

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JOEP June 2017 Update Wheel Chairs bring gratitude

Gratitude for His faithfulness

June 10, 2017

  We were happy to know that some inmates were released from prison and we helped them to find a place to live/stay until all release procedures and documentation are…

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Woman prisoner released

Prisoner released to home country

May 24, 2017

A foreign prisoner who was sick spent 15 years in prison. But she was released recently. During her time in prison, she had a change of heart during that time. She started…

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Encouraging women patients with cancer from the word of God

Encouraging women cancer patients from the Word

May 23, 2017

    The women’s ministry team held an outreach day for women patients with cancer. The women segment in the Muslim community is marginalized and under severe cultural and religious…

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ISSG April 2017 Update woman and juice

Woman in need

April 20, 2017

  May* had a painful childhood experience with her step mom and her dad. They used to abuse her physically and they made her leave school so she could stay…

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April 2017 Update TRIP women meet and share about parables

Sharing parables…

April 19, 2017

Shortly after the beginning of this school year, a family education course was offered. I decided to attend in order to get to know the mothers of the children a…

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JOEP April 2017 Update gate prayer

In need of prayer

April 12, 2017

  We met a man who had been in prison for 75 years. He asked us to pray for his extreme pain. He was eventually transferred to a hospital at our…

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ISSG March 2017 Update woman and refugee Holy Land

Family stories from the Holy Land

March 18, 2017

  We seek to help all sectors of society and especially the refugees who need it most. In the last few months more than 150 families have been helped with…

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JOEP March 2017 Update reaching the hearts of the imprisoned

Reaching the hearts of the imprisoned

March 15, 2017

  In many Muslim countries, the consumption or sale of drugs is heavily punished by jail. In the last 5 years the subject of drugs has been like a plague….

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Our strategy in the Middle East is to identify, coach, and invest in effective church-planting ministries that are committed to evangelism and discipleship of the region’s 143 million people. We also seek to strengthen these ministries and ensure their long-term sustainability through organizational and ministry development. Because of tremendous physical need coupled with a repressive religious environment, we emphasize holistic ministry (spiritual and physical).

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