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 Maranao are a Muslim people group living on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. As indigenous Filipinos, the Maranao learned about Islam from Malay traders who visited the islands around the 14th century. Highly educated and fiercely independent, the Maranao earn much of their living from agriculture, fishing, and textile work. They are skilled craftsmen who produce very ornate tribal clothing.
An ICM partner in the Philippines is using our discipleship program to reach the Maranao people with the Gospel. Despite nearly 100 years of missionary work in their region, only a handful of Maranao people follow Christ. Share
Journal Prompt of the month
Reflect upon the great love Jesus demonstrated when He died for our sins, as well as the great love that is needed to reach the Maranao people. How might Jesus be calling you to show your love through action this month?