Brisbane, Australia: Dr. John Moore, Field Strategy Coordinator for the Australia / New Zeland Field (ANZF), announced this past week the appointment of Diler and Akeela Barazinch as the new Field Media Coordinators.
Diler and Akeela, who live in Sydney, are not new to the media profession. Over the past several years, with the partnership of the Australia Southern District, they have converted their garage into a Radio and TV studio, producing and broadcasting the gospel message in Arabic, Kurdish, and Turkish languages. See this previous story about their ministry in Australia,
The story of their journey, which includes coming to Christ while living in Kirkuk, Iraq, operating a Nazarene Compassionate Ministry in the country, their flight to Jordan and then finally seeking and receiving political asylum in Australia is one of incredible faith, perseverance, and courage.
The Asia-Pacific Region and World Mission Communications Asia-Pacific celebrate with Diler and Akeela as they accept this new role and the responsibility of reaching the nations for Christ through media.