rebelling against low expectations

AuthorEllie Montgomery

(name changed to protect identity) is 25 years old and loves anything involving the outdoors and adrenaline. She sees now that growing up as a pastor’s kid, with six younger siblings, in the desert heat of Arizona prepared her for life in the Middle East. Ellie dreams of seeing previously unreached communities of people trusting in Jesus.

This is What Working for God in the Middle East Looks Like


We call ourselves “workers.” That’s a code word for people who have left their own culture to share Jesus in a foreign setting. I’m a worker in the Middle East. I’m not in danger by being here, but I do have to be careful about what I say online and how I present myself in person. It’s Just Normal Life Before I walk out my door, I put a black dress over my clothes. The long sleeves cover my...

rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →