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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TRIP July August 2018 Update Ministry Work in an Increasingly Hostile Environment

Ministry Work in an Increasingly Hostile Environment

August 9, 2018

We were recently blessed to celebrate the inauguration of a new church in a previously unreached neighborhood near where we work. The church has more than doubled in size in…

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Window Display Acts as Gateway to the Gospel

June 6, 2018

As O* was walking by our bookshop recently he noticed our ‘Word in the Window’ – which is our daily Bible verse that we have on display – and stopped…

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ISSG May 2018 Update Outreach to Children and Unreached Villages

Outreach to Children and Unreached Villages

May 13, 2018

Our children’s outreach ministry recently hosted an event for over sixty children from Christian families who live in isolated areas. We arranged for a Christian children’s entertainer to attend the…

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JOEP April 2018 Update Prison Conversions Continue to Happen 1

Prison Conversions Continue to Happen

April 18, 2018

We visited the women’s prison on the day after Palm Sunday, where we met a lady who was very emotionally distressed and feeling regret for what she has done with…

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ISSG April 2018 Update A Message of Hope before Easter

A Message of Hope before Easter

April 17, 2018

This month our relief team visited the home of F*. She facilitates for the team by bringing them to the homes of those in need in her village. She lives…

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JOAH April 2018 Update God Provides in Times of Financial Need

God Provides in Times of Financial Need

April 14, 2018

This month, we have spent a considerable amount of time moving our ministry to a new location, as we were concerned about security in our previous location. Our landlord recently…

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A Successful Easter Celebration

April 11, 2018

Our church’s Easter Celebration went very well, and over twenty new visitors attended and heard the Gospel for the first time. After our worship time, we chatted with about fifteen…

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JOEP March 2018 Update Learning Humility through Unjust Imprisonment

Learning Humility through Unjust Imprisonment

March 18, 2018

In one of our visits to the jail, we met a woman named Mirian.* She was captured by the police and arrested on drug charges. She is a tattoo specialist,…

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ISSG March 2018 Update Spreading Gods Love on Valentines Day

Spreading God’s Love on Valentine’s Day

March 15, 2018

Please keep this young girl we have been ministering to in your prayers. Her father died, and shortly after this her mom and other family members abandoned her. She has…

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JOAH February 2018 Update A Talent for Teaching Used for Ministry

A Talent for Teaching Used for Ministry

February 24, 2018

Eighth grade was a very difficult year for me in school. I couldn’t find any school clubs or activities that I was interested in. I thought that everybody had a…

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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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