This is MENA's Challenge

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region represents over 560 million people in 20 countries: Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Yemen, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, North Cyprus, and Turkey.

The region has  48 cities that have a population of one million or more. 

Less than 5,000 Seventh-day Adventists live among the masses of MENA. 

Looking at the list of MENA countries, you'll recognize that many are restricted access countries where there is little religious freedom, where church institutions are highly regulated or illegal and traditional missionaries cannot function. In some of the countries, open worship in any form is not even allowed. The challenges are enormous. 

But one priceless resource can't be ignored:  Qualified professionals, who bring expertise and education to benefit the people of these countries, can live and work among them and represent God's love where others can't go.  

MENA faces many challenges. One of the greatest is to engage mission-minded, Seventh-day Adventist professionals around the world to step outside the familiar, the comfortable, and to use their profession as a platform for reaching out and sharing hope.