INTRODUCING two new members of the Eurasia Region Team – Rev. Shahade & Annabelle Twal.

We are Annabelle and Shahade Twal. Together with our three daughters we have been serving in Jerusalem for the last eight years. This summer we moved to Switzerland to serve as Global Missionaries at the Eurasia Regional Office (ERO) in Busingen.

I, Shahade, am originally from Jordan. I am an ordained pastor and have an MA in leadership. I have served in many different settings and countries. One of my passions is photography and meeting new people. As for me, Annabelle, I am from Switzerland. After studying business administrations, marketing and graphic design, I worked for different companies in Switzerland. I love music, singing and have recently recorded my first worship album. We met in Germany while Shahade was studying at the European Nazarene College.

After the birth of our second daughter, we felt God’s call on our lives to serve as missionaries in Jerusalem. We served there for eight years. Shahade pastored the local church and was involved in outreach ministry, compassionate ministry, district, and leadership development. Annabelle served as the Worship Director, Children’s ministry director, and we both helped coordinate the district finances. Together we started a ministry to the local Arab community teaching English and German as a second language, while we renovated the church building and the pastor’s apartment. Working with the global church and Work and Witness teams was a blessing over the years.

After many years apart from family, we are happy to be back in Switzerland. At the ERO, Shahade serves as project manager for different building projects across the region and the Eurasia Work & Witness Coordinator. Annabelle is working in administration and supports the communications team with planning and graphic design work.

As a family, we strive to be Christ-like by living a life that reflects the inclusive love and grace of God in a practical way.
Please pray for the Twals as they work as part of the Regional Team and as they settle into life in Switzerland 🙏

You can read more about Annabelle’s album in a previous article on our website here.