FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why “Endure International”?
Christians and churches in the Middle East face hardships that are reminiscent of the hardships of the early Church. Our message to them echoes the words of the apostle Paul to Timothy in 2 Timothy:
“You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ” (2:3, NKJV).
“For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory” (2:10, NASB).
“But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry” (4:5, NASB).
“For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him;
If we endure, we will also reign with Him” (2:11-12, NASB).
Who is Endure International?
Endure International, Inc., of Cary, North Carolina, was founded in 2005 to serve the development of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Middle East and North Africa. It is led by an international board of directors.
Does Endure International have a ministry outreach in North America?
Aside from teaching, Endure International has no active ministry within in North America. All of Endure International’s human and financial ministry resources are exclusively used for and in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa.
Is Endure International engaged in recruiting and sending North American missionaries to any of the countries where it serves?
While Endure International is not presently engaged in such activity, it cannot be ruled out in the long term. It is worth noting nonetheless, that Endure International’s philosophy of ministry (more here) puts special emphasis on national believers reaching their fellow countrymen (Acts 1:8). In cases where special training or skills go unmet because of lack of the same, our first option would be to recruit and send Arabic speakers from other Middle East countries, and usually on a short-term basis, before seeking non-Arab assistance.
How is the ministry supported?
Endure International is fully supported through God’s people, with donations from churches, individuals, foundations, and other partners.