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:

This week, Muslims in Creative Access areas will be celebrating Eid al-Adha, the Islamic festival which commemorates Abraham being willing to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Please pray that Jesus will reveal himself to them as the perfectly obedient Lamb who truly takes away our sin and gives us peace with God. 

Please pray for new believers in Creative Access areas. Pray for God’s protection over them against spiritual attack. Pray that they will have the opportunity to meet other believers. Pray that they will have courage to follow God wholeheartedly. 

Please pray for the spiritual health of our Creative Access workers as they serve in difficult locations. Pray that they will abide in Jesus and walk closely with him, and that the eyes of their hearts will be opened to see the hope God has called them to and his immeasurable power for them (Ephesians 1:18-19).

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