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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August 18, 2017

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July 21, 2017

  We believe this is a very important reason to worship the sovereignty of God as well as to intercede for the future!   Our cleaning lady recently chose to…

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Impact of the written Word

July 20, 2017

  Mr. M from Egypt is convicted with murder. We were informed by one of his relatives that he was announced innocent of charge. During our last meeting with him…

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Mary’s story

July 18, 2017

  We praise God for the opportunity to reach out to the Arab community with audio Bibles. There is a strong tradition of oral storytelling in Arab culture. Audio Bibles…

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July 14, 2017

  Praise Jesus for sister N who had cancerous cells in 60 percent of her body. After two months of prayers for her healing, she went to get chemotherapy. She…

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June 14, 2017

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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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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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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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