Natalie Batarseh in Jordan & Lebanon
Counseling Ministry to Refugees
Calling From God
I am from the Middle East country of Jordan where thousands of refugees from neighboring war torn countries have found shelter. Five years ago the Lord touched my heart for these people and called me to love, serve, and share Jesus with them.
The Harvest Is Plentiful
I began to see through the eyes of our good shepherd as He spoke this to me through his Word in John 4:35, "Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest." The many wars and conflicts in the Middle East have brought about desperate situations through which people are responding to the gospel more than at any other period in history!
Equipping Me To Be His Hands and Feet
By God's grace He has blessed me with the ability to connect with people and build trust quickly. As women become vulnerable to share their deepest pain and struggles, God leads me in effective counseling with young ladies and even women twice my age and above! They are suffering from the consequences and horrors of war as well as a controlling and oppressive culture toward women. My desire is to give them hope and strength, help them work through pain and trauma, and share the gospel with them to lead them to the true wonderful counselor, Jesus Christ.
I met a young Muslim girl named "Melika" who is just seventeen years old. She had a lot of pressure and deep pain from her father. He is perhaps one of the worst fathers I have ever encountered and was cheating on her Mom with young girls close to Melika’s age. Also, he would beat her like a monster, keep her from school, and call her horrible names such as “fat cow”, “ugly”, ”stupid”, and many others.
I had a chance to sit with her on a few occasions and God built a strong relationship between us very quickly. She began to feel comfortable and started sharing with me everything that was happening at home. Once we were doing a Bible study together and she said I want to give my life to Jesus! I told her, let’s keep reading and after finishing, we will talk about this decision. I did not want her to make a decision based solely on feelings or emotions. Afterward, we started praying and she began to cry and shake with great intensity. She was praying that God would change her father and she was able to forgive him for all he had done to her. Melika started asking God to heal her and immediately I could see him working in a powerful way.
Now she is growing strong in the faith and is light and salt in her home. She is full of love, peace, and joy and it pours out from her to family, friends, and everyone she meets. Things haven't gotten easier for Melika, but now the joy of the Lord is truly her strength! I have the privilege of discipling her and watching the Lord transform her life everyday! This is one of many amazing stories I can testify of the Lord working miracles here in the Middle East!!
Please read below to see how you can partner with me in being the hands and feet of Jesus here in the Middle East!! Feel free to share this email with anyone you think would be excited about what God is doing here!
Will you partner with me as I minister to refugee women and families in Jordan and Lebanon?
How To Partner
Your prayers are first and foremost the catalyst that drives this ministry forward! Please pray that many would be drawn to Jesus and respond by faith! Pray for wisdom for our team in using every resource for effective gospel proclamation.
Your financial partnership provides the materials needed for ministry such as arts and crafts for inner healing group sessions, children’s activities, and assistance for families needing basic necessities or emergency care. Your support also provides assistance with travel costs, housing, and other ministry expenses. All donations are tax deductible in the United States and are processed through the U.S. based organization Horizons International. Click on the "GIVE NOW" button above or below and you'll be redirected to my personal giving page on the Horizons International website. MAKE SURE TO SELECT RECURRING GIFT WHEN YOU ARE FILLING OUT THE GIVING FORM IF YOU WANT YOUR DONATION TO BE MONTHLY. Every donation amount is so greatly appreciated!!
Thank you so much again for partnering with me as we introduce the Great Physician, Jesus Christ, to hundreds, even thousands of refugees all over the world!!
My Mailing Address:
Jordan St. Al Mansour 2, Nemr Al Hammoud St.
Amman, Jordan 11831
My Phone: +962796230830
My Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org