2021 Prayer Guide
What does it take to reach every people and nation with the Gospel?
It takes compassion.
It takes persistence.
But most of all, it takes prayer.
Roughly 17,000 indigenous people groups exist in the world, each with their own language, culture, and religion. Many reside in areas that Western missionaries can’t access. To reach them, only one option remains: equip local churches to evangelize them.
As the Global Church Developer, that’s what we do. As an ICM supporter, that’s what you do. And those efforts are helping indigenous churches to flourish among people groups all over the world.
This calendar highlights some of those groups. Please take time each month to pray for them as our work continues. Your prayers can remove the obstacles to all nations hearing the Good News. Share
All Scripture references come from the New Living Translation (NLT).
People Groups Within Reach
The Asaro live near the city of Goroka in the Eastern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea. They are famous for their “mudmen”—warriors who dress in large clay masks and cover their bodies in mud to scare off warring tribes. Mostly subsistence farmers, the Asaro welcome tourists to their villages to experience their mudmen culture. Becoming a mudman is often a rite of passage for young Asaro boys.
Once, the Asaro followed an animist religion that honored various spirits. Today, thanks to years of missions work, the vast majority are Protestant Christians. An ICM partner is now helping them to establish healthy churches and receive pastoral training so they can share the Gospel with others. Share
Journal Prompt of the month
Our unity with other believers pleases the Father. In what areas of your life are you experiencing divine unity? What areas is the LORD pinpointing for grace and reconciliation? How might unity with others lead you to greater freedom?