Kay

Sent from Hebron Evangelical Church, Aberdeen

Kay leads a medical team in the Indian Ocean Islands.

Kay has had an interest in mission work since childhood. After graduating from university and working for a couple of years as a nurse, she became part of a Training In Ministry Outreach (TIMO) team working in the Indian Ocean Islands in 2011. After the TIMO team finished, she returned to the Islands and worked as a nurse in a small government-run clinic.

During her time on the Islands, Kay learned and experienced how a team can become family through the ups and downs of team life. She learned how to share what she believes in ways that can be understood in the local worldview; and, most importantly, she has learned and seen the power of prayer and the work of the Holy Spirit in changing lives, and that is what she desperately desires for these island people.

She now feels God asking her to take what he has taught her and multiply it by mentoring and leading others to join the work, but also to move to a new area where there is currently little or no witness. So is ​looking to start a new team of healthcare workers to bring God’s invitation and message of healing and salvation to those they will serve. 

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Latest Prayer News

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. 

Kay* leads a medical team on the Indian Ocean Islands. The team is still waiting for authorisation to be able to begin their medical work. Please pray for Kay as she interacts with the local authorities and for wisdom in how to navigate this process. Please pray that the team will be granted permission to work soon. 

Praise God that the book of Jonah has now been translated into the language of the Indian Ocean Islands and has been printed! Please pray that God would open people’s hearts to his word as they read it. Pray that in this book they will see God’s great mercy for everyone who repents and be inspired to come to him for salvation. 

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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Outreach & Evangelism

We long to let all Africa's people know that they can have life, in all its fullness, for comfort rather than being in fear of breaking taboos or working to earn favour in the eyes of their gods. LEARN MORE

Healthcare

We long to see Health Professionals practising, modelling and mentoring competent, compassionate medicine, but doing so in places where they will influence unreached people groups for Christ. LEARN MORE
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