I see pictures of the king everywhere in my adopted Arab hometown. He is in every school and government building I enter, looking regal in the local equivalent of dress blues, commanding in his military fatigues, and spiritual in religious garb on his pilgrimage to Mecca. My favorite falafel shop showcases him as a family…

I still have a lot to learn about trusting an unseen God and His unseen work. One of the implications of serving Jesus overseas is being away from my incredibly cute, smart nieces and nephew. I’m missing out on much of their growing up, but we stay in touch. Yesterday I got this email from…

by Annie*, a Live Dead Arab World missionary  Not long ago, I joined a local English language center for coffee. The topic was generosity. My job was to ask questions and ignite conversation. I started with “Does your family give? To whom? When?” However, I quickly realized stinginess is a universal disgrace, so my questions…

by Annie*, a Live Dead Arab World missionary I was talking with a friend recently about abiding. She remarked, “For me, afternoon works best. I set aside an hour at the ministry center where I spend most of my evenings. But it’s uncanny: no matter how much I clear my calendar and remove all potential…

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…

by Matt Sprenger, Chi Alpha Campus Pastor, Fairmont State Univ., Fairmont, WV I wasn’t raised a Christian, but since childhood I’ve had a mental portrait of Jesus – his looks (long flowing hair, well-manicured beard and skin, blond hair, blue eyes) and character (tender, gentle teacher). After serving the Lord for 22 years and spending…

My selfish ambition sets sail Down the hidden rivers of rebellion in my heart, Secret tunnels obscure things not yet ready to reveal. I’ve come this far, given you most. Why can’t You be satisfied with that? No, all is what you want. And every atom of my being is restless, defensive, Silent tantrums heard…

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…

Live Dead for Jesus We often come to Christ in prayer with an agenda. He has his own list of items and we have to decide, do we yield to His or demand our own? To die to our plans and trust God is best. Bringing glory to God requires living-dead. John 12:24-25 “Truly, truly,…

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…

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