Date: May 3, 2020 - June 13, 2020
Application Deadline: January 31, 2020
My parents are immigrants here and I’m first generation so I always grew up biculturally, and that had a huge impact on the way I see the world. So with DR I noticed a lot of similarities with the people group and the cultural climate. I think that’s what drew me closer, God gave me compassion and love for these people because it felt like they were family. It’s like I was looking at my mom, or dad, or brother, or sister.Dawit
At a Glance:
- Arab Context
- Relational Student Ministry
- Warm Culture Hospitality
- Contextualized Evangelism
Why DESERT RAIN?
Desert Rain is a country at the crossroads of Middle-Eastern tradition and modern influence. It is a place with a culture rich in history, beauty, vibrant colours, and warm hospitality.
The Holy Spirit is moving in the Arab world and we are seeing an unprecedented openness to the gospel right now. Students have been disillusioned by religion and tradition, yet are still left unsatisfied when they turn to secularism. Most have never heard for themselves the truth of Jesus Christ. They are searching for answers with more curiosity than ever before and God is revealing himself through dreams, visions, and people just like you.
How will we engage in God’s work?
Our desire is to come alongside our long-term partnership through developing genuine friendships with local university students. The individuals you meet may have never met a Jesus follower or been prayed for before. In this highly relational culture, our desire is to journey alongside them through meaningful friendships, and be led by the Holy Spirit as we engage them with the truth of the gospel.
While in country, we will arrange a cultural exchange of language, culture, and worldviews. By engaging closely with the local culture, we can journey alongside our friends in a culturally contextualized way.
Do you want to come alongside what Jesus is doing in the Arab world? Do you want to grow in befriending others from a different culture and worldview? Do you want to grow with a community of believers in loving God and others?