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The Near East in the 21st century is facing one of its most turbulent periods in history.
One in 3 Syrians is now displaced with many fleeing to neighboring countries. Iraq continues in its violent instability with little hope of a permanent solution. Tensions are on the rise in Jordan and Lebanon as the Syrian refugee crisis threatens to overwhelm them. Yet despite these huge challenges the gospel is prospering in ways that in the past were only dreamed about in late night prayer meetings. God is shaking the nations.
Acknowledging the desperate tragedy while seizing the unique opportunity local believers are reaching out and serving those who a few short months ago had never heard the gospel or even met a Christian. Through long visits over tea, giving out much needed food, providing families with blankets, bible studies in drafty tents, children’s and youth programs the Christian community is rubbing shoulders with the suffering and sharing hope. Within this community is a band of local leaders who, along with international partners, collaborate together to see the whole gospel relevant and effective in today’s Near East. This effort is called the Near East Initiatives. Its foundational principle is that Christ is most glorified and ministry is truly effective when believers work together in humility, love and obedience to His commands.
Please pray with us as we reach out to the disadvantaged, to youth and to children. Partner with us we proclaim and distribute the gospel, raise up leaders, start businesses and plant churches. Consider how you and your fellowship could become involved in what God is doing in this region. Thank you for standing with us in these momentous times.
NEI Lead Facilitator