The young church in North Africa is growing but desperately needs equipped leaders, who will teach their communities how to apply God’s Word.
Brave young leaders like the 3 men we met in North Africa – we like to call them Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
Growing up, they were devout Muslims, and were practically joined at the hip. As they grew up, each of them, independently, had a transforming encounter with Jesus but being raised in a strict Islamic country meant living in fear it was an experience they wouldn’t dare share.
Eventually, one of the men got the courage to share his experience, despite the risk. What these friends realized was incredible: God had been working in each of their lives, through dreams, and each of them had come to believe in Jesus!
Today, despite real danger and the fear that they could lose their own lives, just like the real Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, these brothers in Christ are fearlessly doing great work for the Lord and sharing the Good News with those around them. But they need copies of God’s Word to do so.
You can make it possible for the next generation of church leaders living in Muslim-majority countries to take their faith from being a dream to allowing them to receive Scripture, so they can in turn, share it with others.
Your gift of $120 will place 20 copies of God’s Word directly into the hands of believers, allowing them to feel less isolated, equipped and empowered to share their faith. But more than that, you’re allowing the young church in places like North Africa to grow.
Christian women from a Muslim background pays the price twice for their faith. What does this mean? It means:
- The majority of North Africa is Islamic with extremism gaining ground quickly.
- With a number of countries still struggling to maintain stability eight years after the Arab Spring Revolution, the rise of terrorism continues to bring fear and uncertainty.
- Christians are forced into isolation and churches are moving underground making it extremely difficult for new believers to remain steadfast in their new-found faith.
- Discriminatory laws deny citizens freedom of religion or belief.
- Gaining access to Bibles and Christian literature is a very difficult, dangerous and lengthy process and is even illegal in some parts of the region.