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…

In an effort to be more productive, I sometimes find myself actually becoming less fruitful. My days are busier and fuller than ever but not necessarily with important things. When Charles Hummel coined the phrase, the “tyranny of the urgent,” the Internet as we know it didn’t even exist. We weren’t doing email. Most people had…

April*, a single woman in her mid-20s, is living dead in Saudi Arabia so that Arab women will find Life in Jesus Christ.   What does Living Dead mean for me, a single woman, in a country like Saudi Arabia?  Here are some ways I have been challenged to “die” personally: In Saudi, women are…

To live among Arabs is to fall in love with them. Loving Arabs opens you to both their joys and their prejudices. You cannot linger long with the Arabs before experiencing their opinionated passion about the Jewish people. When my wife and I were commissioned by our home church years ago to reach out to…

If indeed my flesh does die, who will then begin to rise? If indeed my flesh I kill, what hearts will His Gospel fill? If indeed I lay me down, who will grow up from that ground? If my seed I give my king, wondrous harvest will He bring? If “I fear,” to Him I…

I felt a little silly walking up to strangers in a café and starting a conversation out of thin air. It’s one thing to befriend a stranger in a grocery aisle. This was something else entirely. My friend and I deliberately chose a café near the university where visiting college teams had met new friends. University…

I don’t think I ever took a taxi until I moved to the Middle East. Obvious-foreigners without language skills are always warned about thieves, creepers, potential threats. Armed with the innocence of any bright-eyed 24-year-old and the voice of my dad in the back of my head, I determined nobody would take advantage of me….

It was my first Christmas in Syria. The Christmas spirit hasn’t yet infected Syria. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle and commercialism of Christmas in America, that sounds dreamy. But celebrating Christian holidays in a Muslim country poses some unique challenges. For one, Christmas is a normal work day. Even in a city as sizable…

As I got caught up on world events this morning, I did a search on “Jordan Protests” to see if anything big happened here in the country yesterday of which I was unaware. Many headlines came up on Google saying things like, “Protesters call for overthrow of King.” I knew this wasn’t the general sentiment…

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