This team works in a beautiful Middle Eastern country with friendly people, great food, and epic landscapes. The spiritual climate is 0.02% evangelical. People are both open and hostile to Christianity – open in the sense that people are curious about the Bible in private conversation, but they face tremendous pressure from family and society to remain in their religion.
This team works hard through friendships to demonstrate and explain our faith. We also work hard to equip new believers to gather as new, underground churches. We build relationships through many community connections, English language (TESOL) classes, and more. Our prayer is to see the church established in a place where no churches exist. We would like to see a soccer ministry started among girls who normally are not allowed to leave the home.
Goers can help this team of residential, long-term missionaries build relationships. They can help run our coffee shop and even teach English classes. They can help start a new girls soccer ministry. They can also help us with evangelistic approaches (like praying with people in a hospital) that could get our long-termers in trouble, thus generating new relationships for our team and local churches to follow-up. Goers would join our new-staff training, learning language, culture, and missiological best-practices along with the rest of us.
None required, although knowledge of soccer and how to coach girls (ages 10-15) would be extremely useful.