About

MENA Collective

Our Story…

Welcome to the MENA Collective. The Middle East–North Africa (MENA) region is home to 20 of the 50 countries most hostile to Christianity, where Christians face persecution from governments, family, and society.

At the start of 2019, we conducted a national survey of active, church-going, American, millennial Christians. We asked them, “What do you think about the most when you hear about the Middle East?” We were surprised that only 3 percent associate the Middle East with the church. But despite ongoing wars and daily persecution, a small and seemingly abandoned Christian remnant is boldly taking a stand for Jesus and engaged in making disciples in the region. And they need our help.

So in 2019, a group of Christian social innovators and philanthropists asked one simple question: “What if we came together to support the most effective Christian organizations that are helping our fellow Christians in the MENA region?”

We found a growing network of more than 150 churches, ministries, and NGOs that are providing refugee relief, promoting religious freedom, strengthening Christian communities, and providing opportunities for spiritual growth so that people in the Middle East can find hope, healing, and peace in Christ.

Most of these organizations are based in the region and led by faithful, local leaders, many of whom have come to Christ from a Muslim background.

A generous donor issued a challenge to us: If you can raise $500,000, we will meet you dollar for dollar. And so the MENA Collective was born. We seek to build a community that can significantly equip and resource churches and ministries throughout the MENA region.

We invite you to join a growing community that is working together to inspire and educate the church in the West to stand with our fellow believers in the Middle East.

Our Team

Justin Murff

Justin Murff

Executive Director

Ashley

Ashley Kay

Partner Relations

Nick Runyon

Nick Runyon

MENA Collective Podcast

Abigail Yasmeen

Abigail Yasmeen

Digital Media Producer

Board of Advisors

Edwin Keshish Abnous

Edwin Keshish Abnous

Advisory Board Member

ashley-hashampour

Ashley Hashampour

Advisory Board Member

pierre-houssney

Pierre Houssney

Advisory Board Member

Financial Transparency

We know it’s important to you that your donation is being used effectively. It’s important to us, too. That’s why we work hard to be accountable and transparent.

The MENA Collective is an initiative of ACTS360, a US 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in the state of Missouri.