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Hany & Joanne

Middle East



Hany and Joanne work in church planting and leadership development with Impact Middle East. Hany founded a training center, the Noor Center (Noor in Arabic, meaning “light”), to work with refugees. The Noor Center’s mission is “Bringing Healing, Light and Hope to Refugees and the Hurting.” In the region where the center is located, there are approximately 2 million refugees, most under 18. All these children and their mothers are at high risk of being exploited into slave labor, sex trafficking, or recruited into regional militias or even ISIS. Joanne works with abused women, bringing the hope of wholeness into broken lives. She also leads the Whole Woman Initiative.

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Pray For

  • protection for Hany and Joanne in a region where spiritual warfare is fierce
  • a spirit of wisdom and discernment for choosing and developing new local leaders and church planters
  • emotional health and strength in dealing daily with the trauma so many refugees have experienced
  • the Noor Center
  • the midwives being trained, and mothers and babies being cared for through the Whole Woman Initiative
Impact Middle East
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