Arab World

Arab World

Regional Profile

The Arab World includes 22 countries covering parts of two continents (Africa and Asia) and their islands – from Morocco in North Africa through the Arabian Peninsula.

Three of the world’s major religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam have been birthed in this area. Holy sites for all three religions are found in these countries presently dominated by Islamic rule.

Arab refers to people who speak the Arabic language and adhere to an Arabic way of life. There are many differences among these people but they have a common bond of history, culture and tradition. Arab peoples love to read and hear their language.

These scenic countries have lovely seacoasts, rich costal plains and cool mountains, which vie with nearby deserts. Concerns include the environmental scarring due to wars and improper use of resources.

Service Focus

Opportunities in the Arab World include:

  • Personnel for hospitals, particularly those that target specific diseases for which the local population is vulnerable
  • Teachers both for local children and for expatriate children
  • Environmental development
  • Media – quality television programming for Christians and creative language videos, print materials and radio programming for people wanting to know about the Lord Jesus
  • Partnering with other organizations to increase effective youth work
  • Theological Education by Extension
  • Church ministry

Prayer Focus

  • Pray for the Christian minority, that they would be strong in their walk with the Lord and increase in numbers.
  • Pray for creativity in developing meaningful media projects and good distribution of these materials