OUR THREE MANDATES
All nations will run to Him (Isaiah 2:2). All knees will bow to Him (Philippians 2:10). All things will be put under Him (Psalm 110:1; Ephesians 1:22; 1 Corinthians 15:27; Hebrews 2:8). It therefore grieves and burdens us that entire people groups have yet to hear the name of Jesus. We're bothered by the blasphemy cloaking the Middle East and Muslim world.
When Paul wrote the Romans and descibed the call and conclusions driving his ambitions and informing his life-orienting decisions, he was decades into the assignment given to him on that fateful day heading to Damascus. By then, he’d been to much of the region, met and mentored countless communities, and changed the status of untold households from “unreached” and “unengaged” to “reached,” “engaged,” and “discipled.”
Through the years, Paul’s message never changed. His doctrines never deviated. His convictions never recalibrated to match the fluctuating temperature of Roman culture. The “apostle to the Gentiles” declared the supremacy of Jesus to the furthest boundaries he could reach with all the mysteries of the Gospel he’d been appointed by heaven to teach. And he did it all for the glory of God and the “hope of Israel” (Acts 28:20).
Our generation stands in a unique hour of history, wherein even conservative missiologists believe the Gospel can reach the corners of the last frontiers in our time. FAI is committed to contributing to the holy and historic task, with field personnel living and working throughout the Arab, Kurdish, and Turkish worlds to give a breathing witness to the precious and preeminent name of King Jesus.
INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT & ADVOCACY
Our Film and Publishing initiatives serve to resource those who have the Gospel while we labor to reach those who don't. The holy task to provide a verbal and tangible witness of "this Gospel of the Kingdom" to all those who haven't received it yet will require a lot of work from a lot of people.
REGIONAL TRAINING & MOBILIZATION
The earliest thrusts of the Gospel from apostolic epicenters like Jerusalem and Antioch are not historical anomalies. Regional hubs of training and mobilization marked nearly every missions movement throughout history, from which local expressions were exponentially multiplied.
LOCAL EVANGELISM & DISCIPLESHIP
Our International and Regional mandates serve and undergird our bottom line: to build foundations where there are none (Romans 15:20) by preaching the Gospel and making disciples (Matthew 28:19-20).