Missionaries Ali and Francoise Arhab

Alli and Francoise and their four sons live in Meze, France, and from there reach out to France and several Islamic nations in the Mediterranean region of North Africa.

Ali trains leaders and pastors who in turn plant churches in North Africa with a goal to evangelize a minimum of 20 to 30% of the North African Mediterranean region with the Gospel of Christ in the coming 15 to 25 years.

Evangelism teams in Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco are able to share the gospel by way of social media and internet radio. There is continuous follow-up to encourage those impacted to join a local church wherever possible.

He also uses short-term teams to evangelize in France and other parts of southern Europe.

More about Ali

Ali Arhab grew up in a Muslim family of 13 in the Kabyle Berber people group of Algeria, an almost entirely Islamic country. It was in West Berlin, Germany, at age 18, that he first heard about Jesus Christ being the Son of God and dying for the sins of all peoples of the earth.

After several productive years in ministry, Ali left Algeria due to serious threats from Muslim Fundamentalists. In 1997, Ali and Francoise started a house church in Lille, France, where they pastored until 2016 when they moved to Meze, France.

About France

France is the largest country in Western Europe and historically Christian, but like most of Europe, atheism is the common characteristic of the younger generations. Due to immigration, France is now home to 101 individual people groups, with over one-third considered unreached, including a growing Muslim population.

Spiritual Strongholds

  • Islam
  • Atheism
  • Persecution

Prayer Needs

  • Strength and wisdom to lead
  • Growth of the church in Meze
  • Effective spread of the Gospel via satellite

For more information on how to pray for France, please visit http://prayercast.com/france.html.

For more information on France, visit http://www.operationworld.org/fran.

About Algeria and Tunisia

Both Algeria and Tunisia are hostile to Christians, making life very difficult for church planters and their families. Both countries are almost entirely Muslim and consistently appear on the Open Doors World Watch List of countries that persecute Christians.

Through Ali Arhab’s CNA Network, we are partnered with six church planters in North Africa. In Algeria, Rabah is planting a church and Mohamed is establishing three church plants. In Tunisia, we are partnering with Danny, Michael, Murat and Mijde in various towns and villages throughout Tunisia.

All of these church planters lead ministries that have a vision to share Jesus in every town within their reach. They lead their people to share Jesus, make disciples, develop leaders, form churches, minister to persecuted believers, and show compassion to the physically hurting. Ultimately they are looking to facilitate movements of God in the Islamic world.

Spiritual Strongholds

  • Islam
  • Deception
  • Persecution

Prayer Needs

  • Safety and security for these church planters
  • Effective spread of the gospel
  • Discipleship to occur among the believers
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