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Discipling believers in North Africa
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About Discipling Believers

North Africa is largely hostile to the Gospel. Yet amidst the persecution, God is raising up young nationals to know Him and lead churches and ministries in His name. From their training center, they go out to countries across the region to places where they are uniquely gifted to serve with their appearance, language, and cultural understanding. The leaders of this project, Bubu and Bahiti, focus on discipling North African and Middle Eastern believers so that the nationals can go on to lead churches and ministries among their own people in this region. Bubu and Bahiti do it primarily through summer camps, English camps, and a nine-month internship program designed for intense discipleship. As a result of Bubu and Bahiti's North African ministry to young people, God has raised up dozens of nationals who love Jesus and desire to proclaim His name in their cities and countries alongside their local church.

Meet the Leaders: Bubu and Bahiti

Bubu and Bahiti 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. In 2008, Bubu and Bahiti 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 North Africa and the Middle East.

Latest Updates from Discipling Believers

midst of uncertainty
In the Midst of Uncertainty, God Certainly Works

In the midst of uncertainty on the ground in the Middle East, God is still certainly working.

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Family Campers Learn About Forgiveness and Grace

How beautiful an opportunity to get to share with Middle Eastern nationals about the forgiveness and grace offered to them through Jesus.

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Many People Tell Them "Don't Go!"

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.

Saved, Discipled, Sent
Saved, Discipled, Sent

Jesus called his disciples to himself, taught them the Truth, and then sent them out on mission in groups. Bubu and Bahiti are doing the same.

Youth Ministry
Youth Ministry at a Refugee Camp

To shine some light and hope into the poor kids' lives must be incredible. And this wasn't a Westerner's idea.

Three Interns, Three Visions for Jesus in the Middle East

As the Holy Spirit works in each of the interns, Bubu and Bahiti get a front row seat to what God does. Every year, God calls them to different projects.

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Harvest Field in Middle East a Strategy to Reach Refugees

One of their former discipleship interns, Aban, lives in the Middle East and is carrying the gospel to a new open harvest field in the region!

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Calling All Camp Counselors!

Summer camp in 2017 will be one of their main outreach efforts to youth in North Africa who don't yet know Jesus.

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An Open Door at a Used Clothing Stand

"We prayed until we had the confidence that God had opened all the closed doors to us sharing the message." They found the door at a used clothing stand.

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Prayers Answered for Youth Camp

We saw your prayers answered for youth camp. We enjoyed such a unity among our team that most of the young campers had life-changing encounters with God.

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  • Pray for God to give wisdom in planning how to respond to the flow of refugees from war-torn areas.
  • That God would provide for the urgent need of ministry tools
  • Pray for the refugee ministry among Syrian refugees—that God would provide all the resources.
  • Pray for the family camps led by young Middle Eastern believers—especially as they minister among hopeless people in devastated countries.
  • That God would lead the interns in His will for their life and give them wisdom and safety as they go
  • That God would multiply and expand his church in the Middle East in the face of difficult opposition to Jesus
Interested in going to North Africa to see firsthand what God is doing, and also use your gifts and serve?

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And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-12).