Ruth

Ruth* works in the Indian Ocean Islands seeking to share the gospel with people who have never had it explained to them.

She began serving with AIM in 2019 in a creative access location, and during that time she learned the local language, starting to understand the culture around her, and built relationships within her community to give her natural openings to share the gospel.

In February 2021 Ruth began serving on an Indian Ocean island. She is seeking to be bold in her declaration of truth, but also wise in knowing when and how to provoke conversations that will have the greatest gospel impact.

Could you partner with Ruth in this work?

*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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Creative Access

Creative Access refers to nations, areas or ministries where there is great hostility towards Christianity and where traditional ‘missionary work’ is not possible. Workers, therefore, need to be ‘creative’ in how they proclaim the good news of Jesus. LEARN MORE
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