Amelia

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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*name has been changed for security reasons

Latest Prayer News

Please continue to pray for the work of translating the Bible into the language of the Indian Ocean Islands. Pray that those working on it will be able to create a clear and faithful translation. Pray against things that might cause unnecessary delays to the work. 

Kay and Elle have just finished a short internship in a local hospital on the Indian Ocean Islands ahead of starting a new medical team in a new location. Please pray that the experience of local healthcare that they have had will help the team to serve the community well and be a strong witness to them of God’s love. 

Please pray for the Indian Ocean Islands. The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on supply chains added to local tax increases has meant that the Islands have been experiencing shortages of everyday food items. The cost of living has also increased. Please pray that the Islands will receive the supplies they need. 

Please pray for Dawn in her work of translating resources into the Island language. Please pray that she will be able to spend the time she needs with her fellow translators in order to finish what needs to be finished before her upcoming Home Assignment. 

Please pray for local believers on the Islands, who live in a difficult context. They are often isolated and can be discriminated against if others learn that they are believers. Pray they will persevere in faith despite the persecution and injustice they experience, and for courage and wisdom for being salt and light in their context. 

Indian Ocean Islands

These beautiful tropical islands are 99.9% Muslim and for security reasons we refer to this area as the ‘Indian Ocean Islands’ rather than naming individual islands. Islam is deeply rooted on these islands and to be an islander is to be a Muslim. There are a small number of believers on each island but many follow Jesus secretly for fear of rejection and persecution.

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Teaching

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Outreach & Evangelism

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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.

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