Sent from Woodlands Christian Centre, Bristol

Amelia leads a team serving among a Muslim people group on a small tropical island in the Indian Ocean. She teaches English, is a student of the local language and culture, and seeks to share the love and hope of Jesus through every area of her life. Amelia and the team long for the day when every Islander has the chance to hear and respond to him.

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Input from local language helpers is an important part of Bible translation. A language helper involved in the ongoing translation work on the Indian Ocean Islands has increasing commitments from work and family. Pray for wisdom for the way forward with the project. 

God has been using dreams to encourage and guide believers on the Indian Ocean Islands in sharing the gospel with other people. Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ as they tell people about Jesus and pray that people’s hearts will be ready to receive their message. 

We have two workers preparing for new assignments on the Indian Ocean Islands, beginning with Africa Based Orientation (ABO) in January. Please pray for them in these final weeks before they leave. Pray that administrative preparations will fall into place, and that their travel will be smooth and safe. Pray that ABO will prepare them well for beginning ministry, for good relationships with the rest of their ministry team, and please continue to pray for them while they settle into their new assignment and location.

“…things continue to heat up politically with tensions bubbling under the surface… We have heard multiple rumours that there could be unrest towards the end of the month and into the new year. Please pray against any violence and for continued peace and stability for these wee islands, which have had such a turbulent history. Pray for true and lasting peace that comes from Islands that are not only reconciled with each other in terms of politics and public affairs, but with the Prince of Peace.”

“With the opening of schools, we are preparing to open English classes and I have been busy lesson planning. I haven’t taught since 2013 and hope to have 2-3 lower level classes which should start at the beginning of September. Please pray for preparations for these. Ownership of these classes is on each group or association, and we work alongside coordinators who are responsible for contacting students, organising books, premises, times etc. Please pray for a smooth start and for smooth speech.”

Indian Ocean Islands

We write about the ‘Indian Ocean Islands’ rather than naming individual Islands because Christianity on ‘the Islands’ is often viewed with hostility and in some cases outlawed by the Islamic rulers. Political violence has left these islands desperately poor and natural resources are in short supply.



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Lessons in sharing faith

We asked Amelia to share what she has learnt about sharing her faith over the 13 years she has lived on an island in the Indian Ocean, and how important it is to understand other people’s faith before sharing your own.