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Serving in Harder Places

serving in harder places

As if making disciples in his own complex country isn’t challenging enough, Malik is grateful to share the message of Jesus in even harder places. As an Arabic speaker, many fields are a possibility for Malik to create relationships. In the Arab world, many face grave needs and challenges that few are willing to meet.

After spending time with his own team in-country, developing them as disciples, Malik and a small team traveled to a desperately poor desert nation to their south. Things are so sparse there that the team needed to bring their own food for the two weeks—canned tuna every day.

Needs Around the Region

People experience cycles of violence and tribal wars forcing them to flee as refugees and orphans in this region.

Most people in the region where Malik serves have only the clothing on their backs. Physical needs are overwhelming. The greatest need for these people is to be treated with value, to have a relationship with someone who cares about them, and to be introduced to Jesus who knows them by name and died for them.

Even Harder Places

After Malik returns from this “harder” place, he is following the Lord’s lead to enter a more dangerous place in the region. He desires to make this place a long-term base for ministry, despite personal risks. Malik’s heart for trapped and blind people to find hope in Jesus continues to grow. Harder places come with high risk, great needs, and complex barriers for westerners to gain access. Malik has a heart for sharing Christ and serving in harder places.

Pray for Malik as He Serves

You can give a gift to help Malik go to these harder places or train and equip his team. You can also become a regular financial partner for Malik's ministry. God is uses him to share the gosepl in some of the hardest places.

*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.


Sports open doors with youth in Majority communities. Malik leads youth outreach in the Middle East, sharing Jesus & connecting Christ-followers.

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  • Ask God to help Malik share the gospel with youth using sports and games to open doors and illustrate truths.
  • Pray for divine connections with community influencers and believers in sensitive countries.
  • Ask God to help Malik to deepen partnerships with persecuted churches.
  • Pray for protection as Malik ministers in areas with security concerns.
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