Church leaders look ahead for encouragement in the Middle East.

By February 4, 2004

Middle East (MNN)–The Middle East peace process is in distress, after a recent suicide bombing.

At the same time the peace process is under protest, believers are catching a wave of violence. Yet, a pastors’ training group hopes plans for a Middle East conference next year will come to pass during a lull in the violence.
Global Advance’s David Shibley says they’re making plans to meet in Jordan. “We intend to invite and provide for transportation of literally hundreds of pastors from all around the Middle East to come to that conference. We believe this is right on time in God’s timing and that it will be something to really encourage these men.”

Shibley says the conference is important to encourage those in evangelistic ministry. “Some of these men feel very forgotten by the rest of the body of Christ. These are the men who are holding to the Gospel and even advancing the Gospel under some of the severest circumstances, and they need to know that the rest of the body of Christ around the world is with them and encouraging them.”

Global Advance exists to help fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to go and make disciples of all nations by empowering national church leaders to evangelize and disciple their own and surrounding nations, by encouraging the church to reach its full missions potential and by enlisting prayer partners for the global harvest.

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