Maher Said

Grace Arabic Church, Alberta
Lead Church Planter
Calgary Alberta
Grace Arabic Church
October 10

About My Family

Maher and Mervat work hand-in-hand each day in ministry. They have been married since 1995. Their two sons help lead the youth at the church. Church planting is a family endeavour.

About My Church Plant

Grace Arabic Church started in January 14, 2017. They are privileged to serve refugees from many Middle Eastern countries and support them. They also started a new outreach in 2020 with Sunday School and going to downtown Calgary to share the gospel and provide food to the homeless.

This church has a heart for reaching Arabic people throughout the city. They have given away many Bibles in six different languages. They have outreaches planned for Thanksgiving and Christmas to engage people with the Jesus movie. They are also developing Bible studies and support groups for Syrian refugees who are new to Calgary. On Valentine’s Day, they hope to reach out to university students on several university campuses.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.

Pray

For their new ministry serving the homeless community in downtown Calgary. For women’s meetings, various activities for kids, and the different types of Bible studies that will be taking place this year. For God to provide a building of their own to use.

Participate

Connect as a Sending Church or a Supporting Church with a missionary’s work. Commit to long-term missions support with your missionary partner. Be involved in supporting missionaries and their families. Pray for Maher, his family , and Grace Arabic Church.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
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