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
A semi-nomadic people, the Maasai inhabit the vast grasslands of East Africa’s Great Rift Valley. They survive by herding cattle, from which they take their food, clothing and materials. Once, the Maasai were feared throughout the region as great warriors. Today, they are conservationists—not only of Africa’s diverse animal life, but also of their own culture and traditions. Their bright clothing and red hair are familiar to visitors of East Africa.
Traditionally, the Maasai worship a god called Engai and rely on shamans for spiritual guidance. An ICM partner in Tanzania is helping to develop healthy churches among the tribe. Some have come to Christ and are now being trained as pastors to help shepherd new believers. Share
Journal Prompt of the month
The LORD has provided spiritual armor to enable His servants to stand against spiritual darkness (Ephesians 6:11-18). In what way is the LORD raising you up to be a mighty warrior in His army? Which pieces of armor do you need to put on?