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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

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God Uses Partnerships in North Africa

They visit dangerous areas where foreigners would not be able to go. They reach out to the young generation that has no idea about who God really is.

Encounters with Jesus at Youth Camp
Youth Campers Experience Encounters with Jesus

Fifty young adults studied the Bible and looked for answers to the most important questions of life. And many experienced encounters with Jesus.

Uncertainty in North Africa
Uncertainty in North Africa

Bubu and Bahiti share with us the urgency they sense to continue sharing Jesus in the midst of high uncertainty in North Africa.

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Heart-Moving Stories of Pain

They long to see North Africans and Middle Easterners come to know Jesus personally so that they can experience their stories of pain transformed.

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Praying for Work Among Coptic Families

We need to be faithful in prayer, especially as work continues among Coptic families in North Africa. Here's a specific request from Bubu and Bahiti.

Biblical role of men
Jesus Prevails Through Clashes Regarding the Biblical Role of Men

When we train future husbands in servant leadership and on the biblical role of men, we mostly reap suspicion, but the good news is that Jesus is stronger.

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Camp Opportunities in North Africa (for You!)

Many young Arabic adults will attend an evangelistic camp in North Africa this summer. There are camp opportunities in North Africa for you, too!

Summer Camp for Refugees

For six days they were able to spend time at a camp with more than 20 refugees from all over the world who are stuck in a national refugee center.

The Chosen 8: A Vision of Something Greater

Following Jesus in the Middle East has to be a very deliberate decision. The cost must be counted. And those who live there know, there is a cost. Bubu and Bahiti take the responsibility of deciding on new “interns” very seriously. These interns will go through nine months of a guided training that will teach […]

But God: "I Was Blind, But Now I See..."

Is it worth it? That is a question many believers ask, especially when working in hard, spiritually dark areas of the world. “But God…” The month of July was exhausting for the interns who ran two youth camps—one at the beginning of the month and one at the end. The Lord provided three locals to […]

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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
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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).