The Middle East and North Africa region is a critical ground for the hope of Jesus. According to the Pew Research Center, Christians comprise less than four percent of the region’s population, whereas 93-percent of the population follows Islam.
Asian Access President Joe Handley says missional plans in the MENA region are starting to shift, and the ministry needs your help to enter new territory.
A missional shift
God’s timing couldn’t be better. Just as Asian Access began preparing for a season of organizational growth, Handley received a call from Phill Butler. “Some of your listeners may know who Phill is. He’s one of the leading experts on collaboration and mission today,” Handley says.
Phill had a problem he hoped Asian Access could solve. “‘We have now entered a phase in the Middle East North Africa region that we are calling ‘the last mile,’” Handley recalls hearing from Phill.
“We have saturated the Gospel into this region; many have clicked on webpages or are watching satellite TV and expressed interest in Christ. But in terms of tangible expressions of fellowship starting or churches started, it’s very difficult to get your arms around that,” he continues.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray Asian Access can assist The Last Mile initiative to make deeper disciples, equip leaders and foster church planting in the Middle East and North Africa.
- Pray for the Lord’s provisions during a very challenging economic climate.