Due to many misconceptions and stereotypes, many think or might believe that it is mission impossible to spread the Word of God in the MENA region and the Arab Countries, especially in my land and other similar countries with strong tribal, traditional, conservative and radical elements. However, on the contrary, in the field the believers and their ministry are expanding (slowly but smoothly), regardless of the hardship and obstacles.
Twenty years ago, it was only me attempting so hard to hold, protect and preserve inside my heart the seed of that limitless spiritual confidence that once was planted inside me with gentleness and care. I was so lost and thirsty, and wanted to learn how to walk with Him. Now we are 23, just from my own close family—relatives’ kids and cousins– who are wondering and have concerns on how it will work out for us all, and yet I have that trust in Him to close my eyes and walk.
For hundreds of years my land believed in Judaism and for hundreds of years after that it was a land of Christian faith. Then Islam came and stayed until now. However, in the last four decades Christianity started to rise again, slowly but steadily, in the different parts of the country. Mark 16:15 NKJV “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.’”
It is very tough for us there, as we cannot declare our faith openly like one would in the west. Special measures have to be taken and special techniques have to be considered in preaching the gospel and communication – to avoid premature persecution as it usually happens from time to time.
Yet we are strong. Yet we hold Him deep in our hearts. Yet we teach our kids and friends and relatives to continue, and hold to the path and the road. We have tasted the salt. We know what love is. We are already fishing with Him, and we have really walked with Him. And when it is getting harder and so difficult, even in such darkness or in the middle of the night, we, I just find the nearest place to kneel and look up, and cry and pray only for Him and with Him….
“Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— saying with a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”…Amen.
Revelation 14:6-7 NKJV
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