Amer and Vicki Safadi weren’t sure at first that Cincinnati was where God wanted them to plant a church. They’d been there before, just after leaving the Middle East, and it hadn’t been easy.
But then they met Travis Smalley, lead pastor of Lakota Hills Baptist Church, who said his church wanted to come alongside them. And then when the Safadis moved there from Milwaukee, God immediately began putting Arabic-speaking neighbors in their path in providential ways. Within three months of planting a church, they had 55 Arabic-speaking people from eight countries, and new people continue to come through its doors each week.
The livestream ministry they started during the COVID-19 pandemic now reaches Arabic Christians and non-believers around the world.
- For the Safadis to have favor with the Arabic-speaking people they meet and for God to orchestrate those meetings.
- For the Arabic church in Cincinnati to continue to grow in reaching its city and beyond.