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 pray for Elle and Ruth as they continue to learn the local language on the Indian Ocean Islands. Pray that God will enable them to speak clearly to friends and neighbours about their hope in him, and that he will be preparing people’s hearts to hear about Jesus. 

Please pray for the members of the future healthcare team on the Indian Ocean Islands as they prepare to begin internships with local hospitals ahead of the formal launch of the team in the autumn. Pray that they will learn how they can best serve in the Islands’ healthcare system, and for more workers to join the team. 

Praise God for the opportunities that workers on the Indian Ocean Islands have had to speak to friends and neighbours about Jesus during Ramadan. Please pray that they will be led by the Holy Spirit as they seek to keep those conversations going. 

AIM team members serving among the Indian Ocean Islands have also contracted Covid-19 and although recovering, a number are still feeling the after effects many weeks later. Pray for full restoration to health and for renewed energy.

Recently Covid-19 has swept through the Islands with devastating effects. The healthcare systems are not able to cope with severe cases and many have died. Pray for God’s mercy on the Islands, for Islanders to cry out to him and be saved.

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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