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"There Are Young People in Every Nation Willing to Be Called to World Missions"

Everyone thinks of North Africa and the Middle East as a place missionaries need to go TO (not untrue), but have you ever thought of North Africa and the Middle East as a place that God is raising up missionaries FROM?

Aquila and Priscilla work with young national believers in North Africa and the Middle East, discipling them and training them for lives of ministry ahead. As they say, "There are young people in every nation willing to be called to world missions." Most of the young believers from the region Aquila and Priscilla work in are planning to reach their own people, or people in neighboring countries, for Christ.

The stories of the young people on mission are incredible. Here are just a few recent ones:

A "Father" for Young People in the Coptic Villages

In 2019, Aquila and Priscilla shared a small apartment with R. and G. and their little son. They had come all the way from Egypt to spend three months in training with them. For years, R. had been the counseling and discipling "father" for many young people in the Coptic villages and G. has been responsible for a thriving women's ministry in the countryside. Aquila and Priscilla were impressed right away with R. and G.'s humble and inconspicuous character. They weren't looking for the limelight, but rather preferred to do the daily hard work with people. Now, their ministry is growing and they are praying to start ministry teams in other Middle Eastern countries.

From Germany to North Africa

Two young ladies from Germany recently flew to Egypt to help a ministry team in the villages with kids and women's ministry. They spent three weeks there and then spent two more months in other countries in the region, serving under national ministry leaders who are passionate about seeing the darkest parts of the globe reached for Christ.

Aquila and Priscilla also spent time with two men from Germany—one who loves Jesus and desired to learn more about global fieldwork, and one who is taking a break from Bible school to go to the Middle East to serve national ministry teams there for three months.

Only the Lord knows how He will glorify Himself through the lives of these willing people. Pray with us for His name to be known widely throughout North Africa and the Middle East!

*To protect the security and identity of the individuals serving in this context, we have changed their names online and in some cases use photos that are representative.


North Africa is largely hostile to the Gospel. Yet amidst the difficulty, God is raising up young nationals to know Him and lead ministries in His name.

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