In light of the ongoing scourge of the Middle East through civil war, jihad and genocide, we frequently receive emails from people all over the world asking if there are trustworthy ministries working in the region that we recommend supporting. As 2015 comes to a close, many of us are thinking about end of the year giving and actively looking for faithful ministries and non-profits to sow our finances into.
We have compiled a short list of suggestions.
There are many incredible ministries courageously and tirelessly laboring for the fame of the Name in and around the Middle East. Below are a few of our favorites that we can confidently vouch for and are privileged to partner with. If you give to these ministries, you can be sure you finances will be in good hands and put toward good use.
THE REFUGE INITIATIVE: Money that you give will go directly to ministry among those displaced by the Syrian Civil War and the Islamic State. You can learn more about The Refuge Initiative in our film "Better Friends Than Mountains." They are a ministry of World Orphans, another organization we love and heartily commend.
GLOBAL CATALYTIC MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL (GCMI): Money that you give will go directly to supporting disciple-making movements of predominantly Muslim background believers working in restrictive nations in the Islamic world. You can learn more about GCMI in our new film "Sheep Among Wolves."
ANTIOCH CENTER FOR TRAINING AND SENDING (ACTS): Money that you give will go directly to training, sending and supporting foreign and national laborers pouring their lives out in the hardest and darkest places on earth.
FRONTIER ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL (FAI): Money that you give will go to pioneer initiatives in the Middle East. We are focusing considerable energy and resources into Iraq in 2016. In fact, most of our resources in 2016 will go toward pioneer initiatives in and around Iraq. To learn more about FAI, we suggest watching our films. They give a clear picture of what we do and why we do it. The links for the films are below. Or you can watch our dispatches from Iraq here, here and here.