Mission Middle East
My main purpose is to demonstrate God’s love and advance the Great Commission by promoting the Gospel and promoting
wholeness, growth and opportunities for Arabic-speaking
communities in the the
I have been called into God’s vision and heart for the muslim nation in the last several years.
Before I came to the middle east I had been sharing the gospel in most of the UK.
Initially working with local UK charities such as supporting and feeding the needy, including the homeless and youth outreach projects.
Then in 2014 I came together under Mission Somerset with the work of Ben Taylor. This lead onto street preaching; directly engaging with people on the streets, door to door and getting into discussions about spiritual matters. By these means we found ‘people of peace’ - that repented of their sins and eventually baptising and discipling them in their new life in Jesus.
As I have said- In the last few years I have been called to work with the Muslim communities in northern Iraq. These are challenging and an unreached people where there is little or no evangelical work on the ground.
I spend most of the year in Iraq, Kurdistan region - mainly in and around the city of Erbil.
I have carried on this direct engagement on the streets and doors but also visited outlying refugee camps- where I have staged events such as creative art workshops as a means to share the love of God.
I have also identified areas of the city where refugees live - where we found Syrians without basic needs ie food and medicine which I helped out where I could.
By these means we were able to establish relationships to pray and share the love of our saviour.
As Jesus is mentioned in the Quran as one of the prophets; i was able to point out his relevance in God’s ultimate plan. Introducing Jesus from this angle through their known Quranic verses held their attention and curiosity to hear more - with follow up visits.
As 30-4O percent of the population speak English- so hearing an English speaker in the streets of Erbil inviting people into conversation about the bible and the Quran, literally drew crowds.
To cut a long story short - in the 18 months that that I have been here I have planted many seeds - i could safely say hundreds if not thousands of Muslim have heard the gospel preached.
Eventually the lord blessed the work with 7 souls - that we baptised over 18 months also continuing with regular bible studies. To date I am working with one Arabic believer -as my main interpreter.
That just leaves us with the job of finding partners to support us financially to make a permanent base here in the region.
If this speaks to you please pray for all the work that is touching peoples' lives. If you feel led, please support us - prayerfully consider partnering with us.
Thank and bless all who read this.