When we think Middle East, we typically envision violence, fear and hostile nations completely beyond gospel reach. Though I had no clue what to expect, I didn’t anticipate countless misrepresented youth, whose worldview is shaped as much by global culture as their own religious heritage. I assumed we would be rejected, and often. Instead, we found arms and hearts wide open to us, and to Jesus.
Youth Rising: Middle East is aimed at bringing to light the globalized Middle East youth culture - inspiring you to reach them.
“Every single second I was thinking about it. Like, who am I? Who am I? What am I doing? What do I believe in? When I closed the refrigerator door a lightbulb went off in me and it all just made sense.”
“This is the place? It’s all crosses and Bibles and Jesus. What am I doing here?” Meet Stefanie, the eldest daughter to a Muslim family from Lebanon, who was diagnosed with a rare form of terminal cancer.
“Here in Lebanon we refer to cancer as “that disease,” we don’t even say cancer. Whenever someone would say “I have that disease” it would mean cancer.” Meet Stefanie, the eldest daughter to a Muslim family from Lebanon, who was diagnosed with a rare form of terminal cancer.