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Acerca de Melissa

Mission Work

I have a passion for witnessing to the peace and reconciliation of God in Christ. God is a mystery of love. Love preserves unique truths while seeking deeper truths. Love establishes justice and protects boundaries while simultaneously bridging them. The Gospel is love. The Gospel of the Kingdom dismantles systems of oppression while at the same time honoring our differences and celebrating our oneness!

"Based in the Sultanate of Oman, I serve as both a world missionary and home missionary, seeking to deepen the faith of Christians everywhere and helping them to risk the Gospel for Christ’s sake. Incredible opportunities have opened up in the area of ministry with Muslims, both in North America and around the world. I see exciting collaboration to develop a Reformed approach to dialogue, to understanding Islam, as well as witness with Muslims, through the work of Resonate in partnership with Al Amana Centre in Oman.

I bring Christians together to share resources and learn with others. I seek to proclaim through our lives the unifying love of Christ for individuals and communities. I join in building communities in Oman, and around the world that pass on knowledge, trust, and practices, so that I might become a dwelling for the Spirit that lives in me."


I serve at Al Amana Centre, a Christian ecumenical and interfaith organization building trust and peace by upholding the legacy of the Arabian Mission, founded by Samuel Zwemer, and the medical and education missions of the Reformed Church in America in the Gulf region.

I bring Christians together through trainings that help equip them to serve each other, fellow migrants, and Omani neighbors. I support collaborations and resource sharing with an emphasis on providing basic needs to low-income migrant communities. With Al Amana Centre staff, I extend hospitality to visitors and assist with women-focused groups. I also direct the Al Amana Centre library.

A key component of my work is learning to love. Omanis are a welcoming and peace-loving people. I have learned from our neighbors in Bangladesh, and now in the Sultanate of Oman, that ministry requires fostering trust and friendship, receiving and extending hospitality, listening as much as speaking. I am committed to being transformed into a “dwelling where God lives by his Spirit” as I extend the peace of Christ in all I do.


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