Open Doors has ranked Afghanistan as one of the most dangerous countries of the world to be a Christian, and while there remains a need to find ways to get the good news of grace to Afghans in isolated regions, there are thousands of Afghans in North American cities that have the opportunity to become friends with disciples of Jesus.
The D.C. metro area is home to over 1 million foreign born residents, and the estimates for the number of Afghans in the Metro Washington D.C. area reach as high as 40,000 or more. Many of the Afghans in the D.C. metro area may be found in the D.C. suburbs of Fairfax County. It is not difficult to find a shop selling Afghani Kabobs throughout that section of Northern Virginia.
If church planters or strategy coordinators are returning home from Central Asia or emerging disciple-makers are discerning where they are called to serve, Metro D.C. is a diverse global city and one of the largest Afghan communities in the United States.