Life in the Underground
For decades, millions of people have lived in the stranglehold of religious totalitarian regimes and their outcomes: war, corruption, economic ruin, and spiritual bankruptcy. Suicides are increasing every year. Unemployment has led to poverty, drugs, crime, and prostitution. Thus, many hearts in the unreached areas of the Middle East are uniquely ready for the Prince of Peace.
The majority of the region’s population is younger than 35 years of age. Technologically savvy and electronically connected to the world, young people feel powerless to change the circumstances that oppress their daily life. Despite the fear of severe reprisals associated with dissent, men and women of all ages cry out for freedom.
Freedom in Christ is the only solution for these nations. Regrettably, only a mere 10 percent of foreign missionaries’ minister in these restricted and hostile regions of the Middle East, yet it is home to the majority of the world’s unevangelized countries.
Living Amidst Persecution
We worship in smaller settings as underground house-churches and we have a deep sense of family because our birth families have disowned us. Jesus gave His life for us, we love Him, and we want to be obedient disciples. "Yet for Your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered." - Psalm 44:22
WE STRUGGLE WITH PERSECUTION EVERY DAY, BUT WE GLADLY ACCEPT IT.
We are being hunted in many regions of the Middle East. These are some of the most violent places on earth toward Christians. Religious zealots are all around us, seeking out “infidels” or "kuffar" – those who have turned to Jesus Christ. We persevere, nonetheless, even while threatened. On any given day, we could be taken from our friends and family, and be imprisoned, beaten, raped or killed. We are surrounded by tens of millions of Muslims, devoted to Sharia Law which mandates that those who turn away from Islam must be punished and killed. But God and your prayers and support sustain us. Learn more about how to get involved today.