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

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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