Middle East Reformed Fellowship (MERF) is an evangelical Christian missionary organization which serves in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia on behalf of Reformed and Presbyterian Family of Churches and believers worldwide. Our work is bearing fruit for the Kingdom of Christ among the twenty-two nations of the Arab League and other Muslim areas in Africa and Asia. MERF strengthens national churches with ministries of evangelism, church extension, biblical training, and diaconal aid.

Eritrea

Eritrea, officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The east and northeast of the country have an extensive coastline on the Red Sea, directly across from Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands are part of Eritrea. Its size is just under 118,000 km2 (45,560 sq mi) with an estimated population of 5 million. The capital is Asmara.

In Eritrea, MERF works with local pastors to minister and preach the Gospel. However, the work of the Kingdom of God is persecuted in Eritrea, due to it being the only remaining communist country in Africa. Many pastors and Christians are in prison for the sake of the Gospel. One of MERF's main Eritrean contact persons now lives in Ethiopia. He teaches God's Word to Eritrean refugees in his home and is in regular contact with an elder in Asmara. He reports, "Work among Eritreans continues apace and prospers in the Lord."

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