Ruth

Ruth* works in a creative access location seeking to share the gospel with people who have never had it explained to them.

She has been serving with AIM since 2019 and during that time she has been learning the local language, starting to understand the culture around her, and building relationships within her community to give her natural openings to share the gospel. Ruth 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?

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Latest Prayer News

Some of our workers serving in a Creative Access context are applying for official documents (visas and/or updates to their residency status) in their locations. Please pray for guidance through each step in the process and that their applications will be approved.

North Africa is an area which we describe as ‘Creative Access’, where there is great hostility towards Christianity. Recently, PrayAfrica.org shared this prayer request: “Pray for freedom from evil spirits. One young believer said they feel evil heaviness when they enter their home (because of the witchcraft done by a family member) and it feels different to pray. Pray that believers would learn and practice Ephesians 6 and put on the armour of God.”

“Thank you for remembering Ted, Harry and Huw. They (and new additions to the group) have continued meeting with a colleague to study the Word. They attended the local church for the first time and loved it. These young people are excited about their new- found faith.” Give thanks for these new converts and pray they would continue to be strengthened in their faith in the Lord and trust in each other as they meet together.

“While breaking the fast on the beach and marvelling at how the heavens declare God’s glory, Helen asked, “So what’s the difference between your religion and mine?” I replied, “Well … Jesus! Would you like me to tell you about him?” Totally out of the blue, God opened the door for a conversation about works versus grace and how in our faith God does the ‘fixing’ of our broken relationship rather than us striving to ‘fix’ our sin and broken relationship with him. She said, “I understand now. That’s a big difference!” Please ask that these truths would penetrate deeply in her heart and she would be able to block out the lies of the enemy that keep her chained to works”

Kay is currently in the UK on Medical Leave. “Over the past year, I can look back and see how God has been teaching me more about trusting and leaning on him throughout this period of illness… It’s been a tough year in many ways, but I’ve felt OK because I’ve felt surrounded, upheld and guided through it, knowing and feeling peace that God is in control… Since returning home, I’ve enjoyed being able to serve in our church coffee shop a couple of days a week, and loved being able to meet and chat with those that pop in. I’ve also been able to do some preparation for a leadership course I hope to be on, and it’s been great to have extended time to do this (time I probably wouldn’t have got on the Islands). If it becomes clear that I’m not yet ready to return to the Islands in August, please pray for wisdom about how to best use my time at home.”

Creative Access

We use ‘Creative Access’ to refer 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 liberating news of Jesus Christ. In North Africa alone, 200 million people from 472 unreached people groups are unreached with the gospel. That’s 200 million people unknowingly heading for a Christ-less eternity. LEARN MORE

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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