"To God be the Glory, great things He has done!" Dreams Alive: The Arab-American Alliance for Relief & Development is a ministry of Arabs and Americans serving together to alleviate suffering, Lord in the USA & the Middle East. The ministry has 3 basic components:
1) Comforting Christian, Yazidi, and Muslim victims of the wars in Syria & Iraq, especially refugees living in Jordan, and displaced persons in Iraq. We have also done aid work in Egypt, Lebanon, and Bahrain. We accomplish this by prayer, visits, serving and encouraging the poor & needy. When appropriate we give financial aid to assist churches, individuals, and ministries in the Middle East.
2) Connecting Americans with Arabs in the Middle East by inviting Americans to minister for short-term and long-term assignments, hosting students, and leading tours.
3) Counter the Hate of ISIS and other hate groups by sharing the love and friendship of Christ in word & deed.
Denny is the pastor of Saar Fellowship, an international evangelical congregation in the tiny island Kingdom of Bahrain. This Gulf nation is home to the US Navy’s 5th Fleet. Bahrain is also home to many "guest workers" from around the world. The church has blessed people from more than 50 nations and more than 5 times as many denominations! We meet weekly for worship, provide Bible teaching, counseling, and support for parishioners and other church workers. Susan serves as a Kindergarten teacher in a Bahrain elementary school where she presents an authentic and active witness of a loving Christian. She hopes the children will be blessed by her love, prayers, and dedicated work.
Approximately 1.2 billion Muslims live around the world and the vast majority of them have never met an authentic follower of Christ. No one has ever told them the truth about God and this has left them in spiritual darkness. Yet by God’s grace that is changing. The prophet Isaiah’s words ring as true today as the day he spoke them. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.” IS 9:2 God has been pouring out His Spirit and literally tens of thousands of Muslims around the world have been embracing Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Still, there is much work to be done!
If you are a part of the Dreams Alive team, whether you go or give so that others may go, YOU are a vital to this purpose. Thank you for your prayers, your gifts, and your friendship!
King Hamad is a very gracious man. It's been an honor to meet him. On our second meeting (to announce His new library) I gave him a New Testament in Arabic. We pray that God's word & His grace will flood the royal household and bless them for eternity.