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Missionaries We Support
Peter and Patty Ford, serving in Lebanon
Peter serves as assistant professor of Islamic studies at the Near East School of Theology (NEST), one of only a handful of accredited Protestant theological seminaries in the Arab world. He teaches courses in Islam and Christian-Muslim relations, mostly for Christian students, to help them better understand Islam and develop positive relations with Muslims. Patty has begun to explore what God might have for her ministry here.
Christians and Muslims often misunderstand and mistrust each other. Christians in the Middle East are a small minority of the population among a Muslim majority, and they often face discrimination. There is a need for Christians to develop ways of relating to their Muslim neighbors based on better knowledge, respect, cooperation, and expressions of compassion and witness.
Peter serves as Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at the Near East School of Theology (NEST), one of only a handful of accredited Protestant theological seminaries in the Arab world. He teaches courses in Islam and Christian-Muslim relations, mostly for Christian students, to help them better understand Islam and develop positive relations with Muslims. Patty volunteers her time in various teaching and administrative activities at NEST and at All Saints International Church in Beirut.
Peter serves in partnership with the Near East School of Theology (NEST).
Peter and Patty Ford
Near East School of Theology
P.O. Box 13-5780 Chouran
Beirut 1102 2070 Lebanon
10715 Fernridge Ct.
North Chesterfied, VA 23236
John Lokeno, serving in Kenya
Too often, community development projects rely on outside resources, which create an unhealthy environment of dependency. John Lokeno hopes to do the opposite—to inspire and equip local people to determine their own future with their own resources.
John coordinates a process that assists the churches among the Pokot people in Kenya as they work with their community to make positive change. The process builds on resources the community already has and encourages them to develop new skills and expertise. Congregations start small, taking on bigger challenges as they build confidence and resources.
John works in partnership with the Africa Inland Church, an RCA partner in Kenya since 1981. When the partnership began, the Pokot people had not yet heard the gospel. Today, the Pokot church has planted 24 churches, with a total of about 3,000 members.
Gospel for Asia Missionaries
Simon Itty, wife & 2 daughters (SW India)
Daniel Marma (northern Bangladesh)