Background and Mission
When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours. –Romans 1:12
Salem Alliance Church (SAC) and international workers in the Arab Lands Field with the company have partnered together for over a decade in providing spiritual and physical care for those in need. In the Arab Lands field, SAC has helped establish a Life Center that offers language classes and job skills training, as well as supporting the International Church with short-term teams and financial support.
The 2019 RTI Team (SAC) will provide direct support to the International Church by overseeing church ministries from March through June while the lead pastor is away on home assignment. The RTI Team will plan services, carry on preaching and teaching ministries in weekend services, along with worship leading and technical support, in hopes of ensuring a continuity of ministry and care for church attenders and volunteer leaders.
The RTI Team seeks to be a source of encouragement and a model of service to the international workers and church participants in the Arab lands. We hope to be living examples of the Apostle Paul’s heart for giving and receiving within the community of faith, as followers of Jesus.
We also seek to encourage the pastor and his family while they are away in the U.S., and shepherd the flock as temporary caretakers, sharing the love and hope of Jesus with all those we encounter.
Meet Our Team
Sam, in his second year at Reach Training Institute, is one of two students who will be serving at the church from March through June. They will have primary responsibility for planning the worship services and preaching during the four months of their stay.
Dean, Reach Training Institute
Steve is the dean of RTI and the director of the RTI project. He plans to be in the Arab lands during the month of March to supervise the students and get the project started.
Samson, in his second year at Reach Training Institute, is one of two students who will be serving at the church from March through June. They will have primary responsibility for planning the worship services and preaching during the four months of their stay.
Information Systems Specialist (Retired)
Dave and his wife Cindy will be present in the Arab lands during the month of April to work with Sam and Samson. Dave was there in 2010, assisting with English classes.
Pastor of Pre-School Ministries, Salem Alliance Church
Cindy, who is excited to return to the Arab lands, will be helping at the church and teaching English classes.
Children’s Ministries staff (retired), Salem Alliance Church
This will be Karen’s first visit to the Arab lands. She is looking forward to English classes and helping out at the church.
Elder at Salem Alliance and Faculty, Reach Training Institute
This will be Dave’s first visit to the Arab lands. He and his wife Karen will be serving there from mid-May to mid-June.