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

Amelia leads a team serving in the Indian Ocean Islands. She asks for prayer for many opportunities for her team to share the gospel over Christmas. Please also pray that the team would be encouraged as they remember God’s steadfast love and sure salvation. 

Thank you for your prayers for Dawn to be able to return to the UK for Home Assignment. She has arrived safely and is glad for opportunities to re-connect with friends and family in the UK so far. Please pray for a good rest and time with family over Christmas, and for wisdom for Dawn in knowing what plans she can make for seeing her supporters in the New Year. 

Ruth works in the Indian Ocean Islands, seeking to share the gospel with people who have never had it explained to them. She hopes that Christmas will provide an opportunity to share more about her faith, and her language helper has agreed to help Ruth write the Christmas story in the local language. Please pray for Ruth’s language helper to be impacted by the gospel as she helps Ruth translate the Christmas story, and please pray that Ruth would find opportunities to share what Christmas means to her with local friends and neighbours. 

Kay leads a medical team in the Indian Ocean Islands. The team is currently waiting for approval from the local Director of Health before making plans to work with the local hospital. Please pray that discussions with the local authorities will go well, and that the team will be able to work together well with the local hospital. 

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 her as she continues to learn the local language and build relationships with those around her. Praise God for the friendships that she has been forming, and please pray that she will be ready to share her hope in Jesus with others. 


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.


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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