Trip to Egypt full of surprises

Ali and I travelled to Cairo, Egypt, for a short 3-day visit in May. Staying in a hotel near the famous Tahrir Square—the focal point for demonstrations that led to the Egyptian revolution in 2011 and the resignation of President Mubarak—reminded us of the huge changes taking place in the Arab-Muslim countries. We went primarily

Recording launches in provisional studio

In June we launched our temporary studio, recording twenty 30-minute episodes of a teaching series called “Ilik D Nigui” (Be a Witness) by Algerian pastor Salem. Many men labored long building and wiring the facility, including: Martin, our ingest, programing, and broadcast coordinator; and Jean Michel, a media/film producer who worked alongside Roland, Theo, Arezki, and

A milestone meeting

Thank you for praying for our second annual DDK Network North Africa conference in Tunisia, held June 2-6.  30 leaders attended from Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, and France—all of them serious about developing full training programs in their own churches and movements, through pursuing Antioch School degree study programs. Equipped with the hands-on training we provided,

It’s music to our ears

“Music in North Africa is one main art form that expresses the life and the stories and the culture. North Africa being an oral communication society, we identify, teach, and pass on traditions through songs. Hymns like the ones we hear emanate from the heart, awak-en the soul, and give hope and joy to the

Mauritanian believers encouraged

This month we heard from a team of three men in our follow-up network in Mauritania. Traveling from the Sahara to the seaside, they located fellow believers, ministered to them, and encouraged them to stand up for their faith.  Wedged between Western Sahara and Mali, Algeria and Guinea, Mauritania is a country marked by “high persecution”

When printing isn’t possible

What happens when printing Christian study materials—such as our DDK discipleship curriculum—abruptly stops?  We just learned that the Bible Societies bookstore/print shop in Algiers, Algeria, was closed down by the local authorities. Another print shop run by the church in Oran was closed a couple months ago. One of our partners is still able to


Praise the Lord for safe and fruitful meetings during Ramadan in Egypt with two Christian leaders who plan to use DDK materials for discipleship. June: 40 leaders will meet in Tunisia with for DDK leadership training. Pray for wisdom in planning, and a smooth path for all to attend.  Financial needs:$25,000 for June DDK conference.Moussa

Fishers of men use strong net(work)s

“Churches are growing across North Africa—both in numbers and in spiritual maturity. These are people with a vision for outreach. The most explosive growth is in the Kabylie regions, where believers want to reach out to the Arab-speaking population where there is less Christian activity, less boldness, and more persecution.” – Ali Arhab, CEO of