Many People Tell Them “Don’t Go!”

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From an American perspective, thinking about just the news reports you hear on secular media, it’s hard to imagine that God is really at work saving people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

But He is!

And not only is He opening blind eyes and saving people from all kinds of backgrounds, He is then equipping them to do ministry in their own MENA countries, according to the gifts and passions he’s given them.

To Guide the Flock in His Post-War Country

Abdul is a young man who has seen the atrocities of war in his home country, but has become a faithful and reliable man of God. He’s been living as a refugee in a safer city in the Middle East, and he’s been serving in a local church.

But, Abdul senses the Lord’s calling on his life to go back to his home country to plant churches and guide the flock of believers. Abdul is a natural evangelist and he loves to share the gospel. It’s incredible how God has given him this passion and vision for ministry!

Serving God Through Sports

A young woman who has worked with Bubu and Bahiti, Limees, has already had a professional career as an athlete. Limees grew up in the Middle East, was saved by Christ, and now has a passion for serving God through sports. Sports are typically the key to the hearts of Arabic youth.

Going Even When the Going Is Risky

These two students are equipped and ready to “go” share the good news in their home countries in the MENA region. Even though many people, even believers, will sometimes tell them “don’t go!” It’s risky, but God is good and sovereign and has a plan for those He sends.

Workers like these students are gems in your praying hands. Let’s lift them up to the Lord.


Bubu and Bahiti call and disciple North African believers in their twenties to become reliable leaders in their local churches. They live among the people, learn their language, become friends with the local leaders, and invite the teenagers of the local evangelical churches to evangelistic summer camps and discipleship winter camps.

Even the most outgoing national Christian communities in North Africa were facing massive challenges to disciple and equip young grown-ups to become the leaders of the next generation church.

In 2008, Ben and Burgi began a yearly, multi-lingual, nine-month training program for young potential church and mission leaders. Over the years many of their students have become full-time pastors, youth and worship leaders, and church planters in various countries in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

One month's rent for the training center - $200
Video projector for evangelism - $250
One evangelism kit (chocolate bar + Bible) - $15