Pray for people in Creative Access locations

What does ‘Creative Access’ mean?

We use the phrase ‘creative access’ to refer to nations, areas or ministries where there is great hostility towards Christianity. In these areas traditional ‘mission work’ or even declaring yourself as a ‘missionary’ is not possible. Workers, therefore, need to be ‘creative’ on numerous levels. They will often need a viable business reason to be in a country or area, then they will need to be creative in how they go about sharing the gospel. They will also need to be careful in how they share updates about their work. 

What kind of places are they?

More than 200 million Africans live in creative access nations (CANs), the majority of which are Muslim. Creative access areas are also often Islamic strongholds within countries. Consequently, workers there struggle against some of the strongest opposition to Christianity. One of our workers in a CAN recently shared what they’d been told; ‘Teacher, before I met you I hated all Christians and wanted to kill them. I don’t think that way any more.’

What is being done to reach the people living there?

To protect the safety of missionaries and national believers we don’t share which CANs we are working in. To safeguard our personnel further, we sometimes don’t share photographs or identities of those working in particularly sensitive areas. At the moment though, a large number of workers from AIM Europe are serving in creative access situations, some of whom as part of International teams.

Prayer from AIM’s Daily Prayer:

In “Wonderland”, where Graham and Fiona serve, local people have strong ties with extended family in other towns and some move away to be with them. Please pray for those that Graham and Fiona have shared their faith with but have since moved away. Pray that these people will continue to be drawn to God and that they will meet others who will keep witnessing to them. 

Graham and Fiona have been remembering God’s faithfulness, presence and plan as they meet people they have had significant relationships with during their time in ‘Wonderland’. As God draws people to himself, pray that Graham and Fiona will see where he has been at work, and that the Holy Spirit will lead them to relationships, conversations and activities where they can share the gospel. 

After many years of praying that God would grow their team, Rex and Ruby are expecting new team members to arrive this autumn. Praise God that he has answered their prayers! Please pray that their new teammates will settle well, and for Rex and Ruby as they help them adjust while supporting the rest of the team and running the English centre. 

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