The Christian missionary movement of the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Bibles for Mideast, recently gathered its many underground house churches under one banner to form the new Assembly of Loving God (ALG) Church. For the first few years at least, it will remain an underground church. The ministry has so far registered 176 underground house churches in the region, 103 in the Middle East alone.
A 12-member governing committee (representing Asian, African and Middle Eastern populations) has been formed as the ALG administration for the next three years. Pastor Paul will serve as Patron of the committee. Pastor Peter Haneef as President, Pastor Steve Chandran as Vice President, Pastor James Irshad as General Secretary, Pastor John Divakar as Associate Secretary, Pastor Sam Habel as Treasurer and Mary Ramza and Elsa Queen as secretaries (all names pseudonymous except for first names).
The ALG Church will operate independently. Being inexperienced in their new positions, committee members unanimously requested the director of Bibles for Mideast to control all major decisions and ministries for at least the first year (until they are able to more independently lead the church and ministry).
Bibles for Mideast is not a church, but a missionary movement working tirelessly to spread the gospel to Muslims and other unreached people groups, distribute bibles free of cost, engage in evangelistic outreach and establish underground house churches. Once established, house churches come under the banner of the ALG Church.
By God’s grace, the 12-member governing committee of the ALG Church will have a consecration ceremony within a short time, following three days of fasting and prayer. The first meeting will then take place. Please pray for the leaders, their preparation, and the function. (For security reasons, the exact date and location of the function cannot be revealed).
May our most high God bless them and protect them under His mighty wings. And may our Lord Jesus Christ keep them in his nail-scarred hands and grant them wisdom and courage to lead and feed his precious lambs with love, humility and shalom by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Amen!