God’s story isn’t forced; if you have a relationship with Jesus, he is living out his story through you. – Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon in The Art of Neighboring   A new house was going up across the sand lot from ours. The family of 15 hadn’t moved in yet, but a flurry of…

by Hunter Glenn (not his real name). Hunter has spent 6 of his 13 years in the Arab world. ____ I think part of living dead is sacrificing the things that we can’t get in [our country]. Sacrificing myself to the Lord is another thing. I did not make the decision to come to [the…

Dear Sir, Thanks for writing. I am thankful you are prayerfully and lovingly looking out for your daughter and son-in-law, and by extension all of us. There are certainly momentous changes going on in Egypt right now. We are watching very carefully. One eye takes in the physical dangers, risks, and developments, while the other…

by Hannah Largent (not her real name). Hannah is 12 years old. She and her family have lived in two Arab countries for a total of 6 years. ___ As a third culture kid, I find opportunities to live dead, to live for God, that I would not have if I lived in America. I can…

Independence Day isn’t Independence Day without a barbecue in the park. So when my host country celebrates theirs, I pack up my family, friends, and a picnic. Since local women spend a majority of their lives indoors, this is one of few opportunities to meet them in the park. We plant our picnic paraphernalia under…

by Mark Renfroe, Area Director for the Arabian Gulf, Middle East, and North Africa, Assemblies of God World Missions From time to time, my work brings me into contact with stories of Christian in the Arab world who face persecution for sharing their faith. This week, I heard the story again, but this time it…

For all my efforts to be like Jesus, I don’t know that I ever identified with him as much as I did when I was nearing the end of my life. Following the call to live in one of the unreached corners of the Arab world – single – felt like an end to my…

Lisa* and her husband live in Israel, where they bridge the gap between Arabs and Israelis to share the hope of Jesus Christ.   My husband jokes that I would do most of my communication without words if I could. I must confess that growing up with four sisters, I learned to supplement my verbal…

Ashley* and Amy*, two recent college graduates, have committed to live dead in Egypt for 11 months. There are tens of millions of people in Cairo who do not know the Truth of Jesus Christ. We locked the door to our flat and headed out of our building, careful to keep our eyes down as…

Lindsey* is a college student who visited the Middle East with a team in Summer 2012. She will return in 2013 as a summer intern, and is praying about joining Live Dead Arab World long term. She is involved with Chi Alpha Campus Ministry at her university. When we say we want to be on…

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