Proclaiming and Doing
Proclamation of faith in Jesus Christ is central to the role of the church at all times. But the good works of the church are vital to illustrating to a watching world the authenticity of the gospel message and the love of neighbor commanded of us in the second greatest commandment (Matthew 22:37-40).
Because our faith and our works must go hand in hand, the JGP and its partners seek to be involved in ways to demonstrate the love of Christ in physical, tangible ways. While changing regional situations drive the specifics of our engagement, the following are some of the key ways the partnership seeks to see love of neighbor exhibited in the Middle East.
- Partners are involved in ministry to drug addicts, prostitutes, and in combating human trafficking
- Local partners run soup kitchens to reach out to the needy of their cities
- The partnership seeks to minister the hope of the gospel to holocaust survivors
- The partnership has been involved in providing for the needs of Sudanese refugees
- The JGP is currently exploring avenues of partnering with other ministries who are providing for the physical and spiritual needs of the refugees flooding out of Syria into the surrounding countries
- The JGP seeks to encourage and support partners and believers in the Middle East who have suffered religious discrimination and persecution
- The JGP desires to inform the church in the West of the true nature of the body of Christ in the region as well as how believers are suffering persecution there