He and his team of 12 church planters work primarily with refugees, meeting their physical needs and sharing the Gospel to make disciples and plant churches among unreached and unengaged people groups. They are presently engaged in 32 towns with 18 churches. The goal for 2017 is another 30 towns with 15 new churches. The five-year goal is involvement in over 200 towns with over 100 churches. These are people and places where the Gospel has not yet been heard.
They encounter great diversity in the refugee camps as they minister to displaced peoples from many ethnic groups that follow different religions. Among the represented religions, Islam dominates with 70% of the population.
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He was born in Dohuk, Northern Iraq and came to Christ around age 20. He was trained and discipled by a local man and began pastoring in 1995. He has planted churches all over Northern Iraq from the Iranian border to the Syrian/Turkish Border and operates bookstores and Christian radio stations in that area.
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