Middle East Fellowship

Organization Type: 
Agency

Contact Information:
John Odean
443.875.5667 (John)
641 Lakeland Road South
Severna Park, Maryland 21146
United States of America
Booth Number: 
548
Primary Exhibit Hall Category: 
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Vision: 
Middle East Fellowship is a North American nonprofit that supports indigenous churches and qualified nongovernmental organizations in the Middle East. We are committed to faithfully serving indigenous churches and organizations that strengthen their own communities through economic development programs, community projects, children's programs and emergency relief efforts. In North America, we are committed to bringing a greater awareness of issues pertaining to the Middle East through grassroots mobilizing efforts, online educational projects and travel programs.
Describe the types of ministry opportunities your agency will offer to Urbana 12 participants: 
MEF offers an extraordinary opportunity to experience daily life in Palestinian. Participants live with Palestinian host families in Bethlehem, Beit Jala and Beit Sahour; participate in Arabic classes and other academic opportunities (including classes and lectures on nonviolence, comparative religion and the history of the region); volunteer at a local church, nonprofit, media outlet or human rights organization and meet with both Israeli and Palestinian peacemakers. Participants can join the program for one, two or all three months.
Term of service offered: 
two months to 1 year