Elle

Sent from Regent Chapel Christian Fellowship, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Elle has joined a team on the Indian Ocean Islands, and will in due course hopefully begin medical ministry in a team setting.

When Elle became a Christian at a Gloddaeth camp in rainy north Wales, she was already planning to become a doctor; but God challenged her that while he loves us to serve people practically, the biggest need anyone has is hearing and accepting the gospel.

On her gap year in a Creative Access country, where it isn’t possible to publicly preach the gospel, Elle met Christians using ‘normal’ jobs to build relationships and share the good news. God gave her a heart for the people they were trying to reach: they are so difficult to get the message to, and face so many dangers if they accept it. Elle felt called to this work.

During medical school Elle stayed with an AIM team on an Indian Ocean island and worked in the hospital there. She saw God work in amazing ways: People wanted to talk about God, sought out the Bible, and even had dreams about Jesus. She wanted to go back as soon as possible.

Elle has now returned to the island to join the AIM team there. She will primarily work as a children’s doctor in the hospital and rural clinics, but her intention will be to make friends with staff and patients and share the essential truth of the gospel with them.

Could you partner with Elle in this work?

Latest Prayer News

Please pray for the many friends and families that workers on the Indian Ocean Islands have built relationships with and spoken to about Jesus. Pray that they will reflect on all that they have heard of the gospel, grasp how great God’s love is for them that he would send his Son to die for them, and will become more open to seeking relationship with him, especially during this month of Ramadan.

Praise God that Ruth* and Elle* have been settling in well to their new team on the Indian Ocean Islands. Please continue to pray for them as they learn the local language and culture, and seek to build relationships with those around them.

Please pray for Amelia* and the workers on her Indian Ocean island as they are going through lots of changes at the moment, with old team members leaving, new ones arriving, and Covid-19 changing plans at the last minute. Pray that they will trust in God’s sovereignty over it all and provision for what they need. Pray that God would give them strength and that they will lean on his faithfulness.

*Amelia’s name has been changed to protect local Christians and those ministering among them.

Praise God for the technology which has meant that the Bible translation project on the Indian Ocean Islands has been able to keep going, despite how much Covid-19 infections have spread. Please pray for all those involved in the project, and for continued funding so that more of the Bible can be translated into the local language. To give to this translation project please contact Steve at donations.eu@aimint.org

Please pray for some missionaries who have recently joined a ministry team on the Indian Ocean Islands. Please also pray for healing and a good recovery for others on the team who have been suffering from Covid-19 infection.

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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