Fueling the Frontlines

The Frontlines: We believe that we are called to meet spiritual needs by consistently pointing towards and acting as an example of Jesus’ love and Let’s work to restore dignity and share the love Jesus.


“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.”

— Colossians 3:12

Meeting Physical and Spiritual Needs Through the Love of Christ

The Frontlines: The Middle East has some of the world’s greatest physical and spiritual needs. Home to many unreached people groups, it is estimated that only 3 percent of foreign missionaries are serving there. Even though the Middle East was the birthplace of Christianity, Christians make up less than 2 percent of the population. In some of these nations, nearly 100 percent of their populations claim to be Muslim.

Even though Christianity has become one of the world’s predominant religions, there are many places where Christians are persecuted, deprived of land or possessions, tortured and even killed for their faith. Often this occurs as part of governmental or religious policy. The Frontlines: Due to oppressive political tension, religious conflict, and societal turmoil, many generations of families in the Middle East have lived under hardship, poverty and daily uncertainty. Most have not experienced Jesus’ love being lived out by a believer since missionaries are not allowed in these nations.

Yet Middle Easterners desperately need Christians to live among them to demonstrate God’s faithfulness. While many countries are closed to missionaries, caring people can practically demonstrate Christ’s love by meeting the many spiritual and physical needs that abound. Healthcare and education are desperately needed in these nations. While clinical and palliative care programs open doors, educational opportunities such as teaching English, children’s programs, and training leaders are evangelism and outreach opportunities. Informal schools provide basic education for refugee children. The Frontlines:

Whether providing relief to frightened refugees via food, mattresses or blankets, while also offering Christian literature, missionaries and volunteers are meeting the basic needs of the people and sharing Jesus’ love. Over and over, they see God moving through personal relationships, hospitality, and services, which demonstrate and introduce Jesus. God desperately desires to share His love with every people group living in this challenging region.

At the same time, reports have poured in from the Middle East of Muslims having unusual dreams or seeing visions of Jesus, the Man in White, which lead them to salvation. Here is one such story of hope about a young woman and her entire family.


Born into a military family of seven children, Nareen endured severe beatings from her father for every mistake she made. Terrified of him growing up, she felt worthless and unloved, as well as abandoned by her mother who didn’t protect her. After leaving the military, Nareen’s father started a business. His partner first raped her when she was seven. Whenever she tried to tell her father, he didn’t believe her and would beat her unconscious. In an effort to hide from her rapist, Nareen began sleeping in her closet at night, but the sexual abuse continued for 10 years.

Nareen kept her life of terror a secret, knowing that if her parents didn’t believe her or come to her defense, no one else would either. Unable to deal with the deep emotional scars forming in her soul, at the age of 17 she became clinically depressed and tried to run away from home.

“Until you have shown me your presence and changed my life, I won’t believe you are God.”

— Nareen

To read more of Nareen’s story, please visit our Stories page.

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We believe the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are inspired by God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Peter 1:21)

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent who has revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Luke 3:22)

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father where He intercedes for us, in His present rule as Head of the Church, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31)

We believe in the creation of mankind in God’s image, and the fall of man, resulting in universal guilt and total depravity; and the necessity, therefore, of redemption and restoration; that all men and women are lost spiritually and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ is necessary for regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 2:17)

We believe salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24:47, John 3:3)

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life in the presence of our Lord, and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48)

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the Church, which has the duty to preach the Gospel to every person. (Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 2:22)

We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of teaching, preaching, the prophetic, the apostolic, and evangelism. (Ephesians 4:11-13)

We believe in upholding the ordinances of the church of water baptism and holy communion.

The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe in Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47,48, Romans 6:4)

The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements—bread and the fruit of the vine—, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers “till He comes!”