Dawn

Sent from Portswood Church, Southampton

Dawn works to reach unreached peoples in the Indian Ocean Islands with the gospel.

Dawn’s platform ministry is working with mother-tongue language resources. Up until now this has mainly been teaching literacy and numeracy to women with little or no formal education. However, Dawn is actively involved in hands-on work in a strategy to get more biblical resources into Island languages in different media forms.

Could you partner with Dawn in this work?

Latest Prayer News

Praise God that there has been a lot of progress in the translation project in the Indian Ocean Islands! Please pray for the translation team as they face practical challenges of finding local translators to work with and there being change on the team due to travel.

Elle* serves on a medical team on the Indian Ocean Islands. She praises God for the opportunities that her team had to witness to friends and neighbours during Ramadan. Please pray for God to be at work in the hearts of those that they talked to, and that he will give Elle and the team wisdom to know how to continue those conversations and keep sharing Jesus with them. 

Ruth* works in the Indian Ocean Islands seeking to share the gospel with people who have never had it explained to them. Please pray for Ruth as she continues to work with her language helper to learn the local language. Working together on translating Ruth’s testimony so that she can share it with local friends has led to bigger conversations about faith, so please pray that God will give Ruth the right words to say in response to questions about what she believes and why she believes it. 

Please pray for those in the Indian Ocean Islands who are meeting up with workers and local believers to look at the Bible together. Please pray that as they read through the story of the Bible, the Holy Spirit will open their hearts to understand why Jesus came. 

Please pray for the families of local believers in the Indian Ocean Islands to come to faith. Sometimes even though close relatives openly follow Jesus they still do not understand what Christians believe. Please pray that they will be interested in knowing more about Jesus, and that God would bring whole families to trust in him. 

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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