Our brothers and sisters in Christ,
Allow me to introduce the director of SALT, George Al-Salty.
George is from Salt, a city to the north of Amman, Jordan. As a child, he dreamed of coming to the United States for a better education and future. He promised God that if He granted this dream, he would serve in the ministry for the rest of his life. George came to Ohio as a teenager to study and after a few semesters, he was introduced to the New Testament teaching through a campus ministry. He accepted the call and was baptized. As a very young Christian, he participated in the church planting in Amman, Jordan. After that summer, he returned to Cincinnati to finish his computer programming degree, followed by a business degree in finance. A year later, God made it clear that he needed to go back to Jordan and help the church there. Since that summer of 1990, George has had in his heart God’s dream to see the Arab world once again turn to worship the one true God.
Because of the war and persecution, Xena’s family left Iraq and traveled to Jordan as refugees like most of the Chaldean people. During their stay in Amman, she was invited to church where she studied the Bible and was baptized in 1995. At that time, a mission team was going to Baghdad to plant a church. Xena went with them and stayed for a year and a half, helping to lead the women in Baghdad, and then went back to Amman, Jordan.
George and Xena were married in 1997. Since then they have been working as full-time church leaders and missionaries. They planted and led churches in Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, and Sudan. Since the needs of the Middle Eastern people are so great, they felt the need for advanced Biblical and counseling education.
They chose to attend Cincinnati Christian University for its heritage and reputation as a conservative Biblical school. Cincinnati also has a large Arab community. George and Xena are passionate about sharing the Gospel and ministering to this unreached group.
I want to personally invite you to join us as we pray and support them through the SALT Ministries. They have started a local outreach program focusing on the Arab community and they will be developing an online community to provide Biblical education, leadership training, and counseling services to support the Arab Christians worldwide. I am confident that God has a great plan for them in Cincinnati and in the Arab World. Thank you for your prayers and support.
Dr. David Roadcup
Professor at Cincinnati Christian University