Two years ago, we prayed, prepared, and sent Robbie Haddad off to Berlin. The then 23-year-old Foxboro, MA native was heading overseas for his first international assignment as an apprentice in a refugee center. He was a recent graduate of the Moody Bible Institute and filled with a peace that his calling was to the mission field.
That two-year assignment is now coming to an end. But it is really just another beginning for Robbie. The time he spent in Germany simply confirmed his commitment to international missions. We’re excited to share his accomplishments while overseas and announce his next steps and how our Alliance New England district can continue to support him.
A Thriving Arab Church Plant in Berlin
When Robbie arrived in Berlin, one of his initial goals was to foster outreach within the Muslim refugee community. What began with just two people, has now grown into a regular gathering of more than 20 believers of Arab-descent. This church-plant is growing and establishing deep roots, in part because of Robbie being the only full-time American worker in the Arabic church and the numerous media resources he created for the center to use in their outreach efforts. “I was able to build relationships with unbelievers and watched as they turned to Christ because of God’s work here,” Robbie adds.
In addition to personally becoming fluent in German and completing his ALME, Robbie recounts all the other Kingdom opportunities he was able to be a part of in Berlin. This includes leading children’s programs and grassroots evangelism efforts among teenagers, spear-heading vision trips, connecting ministries to the Lighthouse program, and witnessing true multiplication of disciples occur. “While here, I have travelled and learned from some of the most skilled missionaries the C&MA has,” Robbie continues. “I’ve dealt with the harsh realities of missionary life away from home, but now know that it is all doable!”