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Everyone. Everywhere.
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October 1, 2020
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Everyone. Everywhere.
from Impact Middle East leader in Egypt

Al Doksh was known to be a very evil prisoner. He was condemned to life imprisonment with hard labor for committing so many crimes.  
 
Each week he watched the pastor who visited Christian prisoners. He saw how the pastor loved and encouraged the prisoners. Although he was of the majority religion, Al Doksh began to ask the pastor to pray for him each week.
 
One day Al Doksh asked the pastor to visit a fellow prisoner. The man had been a millionaire but had lost all his money. In fact, he did not have enough money to hire a lawyer. The pastor offered to cover the cost of legal representation for him, but the former millionaire declined the offer. When the pastor asked why, the man said he was glad to be in prison. Before he had been into a life of pornography and did not have a relationship with Jesus. While in prison, he had found Jesus as his Savior, and he did not want to go back to his old life. The pastor asked him if there was anything he could do for him. The man answered, “I would like to receive communion.” The pastor replied, “I will do that for you.”  
 
The next week, the pastor came to the prison. Al Doksh was waiting for him, and, as usual, he asked the pastor to pray for him. Then the pastor went to serve communion to the former millionaire. When he finished, Al Doksh asked him to serve him communion, as well.
 
The pastor told him, “No. Communion is for Christians only.”
 
Al Doksh asked him, “How do I become a Christian?”
 
The pastor told him that he must believe, and then he must be baptized. Al Doksh responded, “I do believe, and I want to be baptized now!”
 
Sprinkling water on him, the pastor baptized Al Doksh in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
 
The pastor said to Al Doksh, “I will bring communion for you next week.”
 
Al Doksh responded, “You will not find me!”
 
The pastor replied, “Where will you go? You are always here!”
 
When the pastor arrived the following week, Al Doksh was not waiting for him. The pastor asked the officers where he was. They informed him Al Doksh had passed away.
 
Praise God because He is always working – with everyone and in every place. Inside the prison and outside the prison, Jesus is always working in people’s hearts.
 
Please pray for our ministry with prisoners and their families.
Learn about the Turning Back ministry that  reaches out to at-risk men in Egypt.
A small group of men have dedicated their time
to build relationships with young men
and then share the gospel of Jesus with them.
Join Impact Middle East leaders as they offer you a Christmas blessing. Through video, they will take you to these four geographical locations in the Middle East and share scriptures and thoughts to prepare your hearts for the coming of the Messiah during the advent season.
 
Iraq – Prophets Proclaim His Purpose
Jordan – John the Baptist Prepares the Way
Nazareth – Angel Foretells His Birth
Egypt – Holy Family Finds Refuge

 
The fifth video will feature Christmas greetings/blessings from multiple Impact Middle East leaders.
Special Opportunity

Impact Middle East is looking for local churches interested in helping refugee children in Jordan and Iraq attend school where they will receive biblical and academic instruction. Connected Communities, through International Child Care Ministries (ICCM), makes a way for churches to come alongside specific schools in the Middle East.
Connected Community: dale@impactmiddleeast.org
Children's Resources 
Great for VBS or other children's missions studies

Click here for Missions Alive! Middle East and other downloads (missions curriculum for grades 1-6)
Password:
20MEeJiI20

Click here for Missions Project handout - project information, stories, activities (Offerings will enable the Noor Center in Northern Iraq help refugee children and their families)
Other Video Resources
These video resources are now password protected for security reasons. For the password, email: contact@impactmiddleeast.org.

To view videos of Impact Middle East Ministry in EGYPT,
click here.

To view videos of Impact Middle East Ministry in IRAQ, click here.

To view videos of Impact Middle East Ministry in ISRAEL, click here.

To view videos of Impact Middle East Ministry in JORDAN, click here.

Other Opportunities

Heavenly Treasures - an Impact Middle East partner organization - offers online access to hand-crafted products made by Iraqi refugee artisans. Heavenly Treasures can also provide a “pop-up” store for your church or organization.
Shop: shopwithamission.com

Pop-up Store: christina@heavenlytreasures.org



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