Endure International: Promoting the Welfare of the Church in the Middle EastEndure International

Frequently Asked Questions

Where did the name Endure International come from?

Christians and churches in the Middle East face hardships that are reminiscent of the hardships of the early church. Our message to them is that of the apostle Paul to Timothy as recorded in 2 Timothy 2:3: "Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus." This is coupled with the promise that follows in the same epistle and chapter: "If we endure, we will also reign with him."

What year was this ministry founded and where is it based?

Endure International, Inc. was founded in early 2005. It is based in the town of Cary, North Carolina.

Does Endure International have a ministry outreach in North America?

Endure International has no ministry outreach 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.

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, yet that cannot be ruled out in the long term. It is worth noting nonetheless, that Endure International's philosophy of missions--you can read more about that here--puts special emphasis on national believers reaching their Jerusalem. 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?

The ministry of Endure International is fully supported through God's people, with donations from churches, individuals, foundations and partners. For a more elaborate answer please contact us here.