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July 2, 2020
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Coronavirus. Impact Middle East Responds.

We Americans are well aware of the impact the coronavirus is having on our lives. Over the next few weeks, Impact Middle East leaders will help us understand the ministry challenges COVID-19 has brought to their region. But they will also tell us the rest of the story – how God is working in unexpected and undeniable ways for His glory.

Step by Step
from Impact Middle East leader in Egypt

We had not seen each other for a long time because of the coronavirus. So, when the house church was able to meet again to worship and sing, we were so happy.

Soha arrived during the singing. She looked sad and tired. Tears were running down her face.
At fellowship time we asked her what had happened. She replied, "You know my husband works far away from home. We don't see him much, but this week I got a call from him. He was calling from a hospital because he had contracted the coronavirus. I went to see him in the hospital. He is very sick, and I think he is going to die.”
For a while she stopped talking, like a memory had come to her. Then she continued. “You know, my dear brothers and sisters, that some time ago my husband was in prison for a crime he didn't commit. I asked many people, including lawyers and important people, to help me get him out of prison. He was freed after a while, and, as a family, we felt like we were coming out from death to life. But today I feel coronavirus has come to drag my husband from life to death.”

She continued to cry, and we all cried with her.

“Now my husband’s freedom is not in the hands of important people and lawyers as before. His life is in the Lord’s hands. I am asking you to pray to the Lord with me to bring my husband back healthy to me and to his children.” 
At the next meeting we heard Soha's husband’s situation had grown much worse. We were disappointed with the news, but we decided to continue praying for him and his family as a church and individually. To be honest, most of us, including me, were not sure he would recover. But a great, old wise man in our group told us: “Pray with faith and assurance because ‘for in him we live and move and have our being’ (Acts 17: 28).“

Two days later, Soha called us with this news, "The doctors took him out of intensive care, and he is much better! Could you please continue praying to God for the next step in his healing: that he would be released from the hospital?”

I left that meeting reminded that God always answers prayer – sometimes “yes,” sometimes “no,” and sometimes "step by step."
Several months ago IME posted two stories, each with a photo of a person to accompany the story. At the time, we did not realize these photos were of workers from another organization. We have since been made aware of this situation and have removed the posts in question from Facebook and from our website. We apologize for the use of these photos and for any difficulties the individuals pictured may have experienced. We regret that our internal processes did not catch the misuse of these photos before the stories were posted. In the future we will use only pictures taken by our team or purchased/open source stock photos.
Photos should be viewed as representative only. Many are not the actual person, nor are names the actual names.  This is done to maintain privacy. Any likeness to another person is not intentional. 
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:
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)

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)
Video Resources
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.

Pop-up Store:

SEED helps design innovative and high quality products for refugees from across the Middle East to make together, building inter-cultural relationships and sharing God’s love. Buy these designs - and purchase tote bags in bulk - at
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