Administrator: Kelly Besedick
Contact Phone: 505-344-0880
Laurie moved to Albuquerque in 1999 and attended the School of Ministry in 2000-2001. During her time in SOM, her passion for the nations was reawakened, and she served as the director of missionary care for the missions office from 2001-2003. But her desire was to be overseas herself, and in 2003, she went to Thailand to do relief and development work with refugees from Burma. After the catastrophic tsunami of December 2004, she went to Indonesia to do relief work, and God opened her eyes and redirected her path to the needs of the Muslim world. After a couple years in the U.S. to pursue counseling training in seminary, she served in Amman, Jordan, from 2008-2010, doing church planting among Iraqi refugees. From 2010-2014, Laurie was back in the U.S. at her agency’s sending base, training those going to the Middle East and also working with local Iraqi refugees. For Laurie, this was a season of being trained and equipped in prayer and prayer leadership. In 2014, Laurie returned to the Middle East, this time to the Arab Gulf, to raise up prayer as a means to catalyze church planting in the region.
Laurie lives in a growing coastal city on the eastern Arabian Peninsula. She is part of a House of Prayer in the city, focused on raising up worship and intercession for the area to help usher in God's kingdom. She spends her time learning Arabic and visiting and sharing with locals, and she also does training in the region about prayer, church planting, and cross-cultural issues.
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