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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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