MENA Leadership Center Helps Jordanian Christians Confront Various Crises

“The training inspired me to new approaches to ministry… I began to implement the material, combining both the passion and skills for a more significant impact in God’s kingdom. Thank you for the abundant, precious resources you left in our hands.” – Key Ministry Leader from Jordan (Photo, caption courtesy of MLC)

Another major challenge surfaces in Jordan. The country’s Deputy Prime Minister says hardly a day passes without drug busts at the border with Syria. According to the United Nations, new production techniques and increased demand led to more drug smuggling this year.

Jordan already struggles on several fronts. “Jordan is the only country in the Middle East without oil, and natural resources are [scarce],” Fadi Sharaiha with MENA Leadership Center says.

“It is very tough, not to mention the impact of COVID-19 and [shutdowns] on a very fragile and struggling economy,” he continues. Plus, unemployment is skyrocketing, and Jordan hosts the second-largest number of refugees per capita in the world.

“Those, I would say, are ingredients for disaster in any country.”

The crises make life even harder in Jordan. The increased need provides Gospel opportunities, but believers aren’t always able to respond. MLC helps ministries get the tools and training they need to do more in the Name of Jesus.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Jordan’s struggles “are affecting the zeal of Christians to share their faith and meet in churches.” Pray believers will not be overwhelmed by their nation’s problems and hardship.
  • Pray for unity among the churches and new vision.
  • Pray Jordan can remain a safe refuge for people throughout the MENA region.