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
Spread across 49 of the San Blas Islands off the coast of Panama, the Kuna Indians live in close communities that have limited contact with the modern world. While some Kuna sell items on Panama’s mainland and host tourists in their villages, most of their islands stay closed to visitors. The Kuna live off of the land, making their houses out of palm fronds and harvesting local fruits and fish for food. Their women are famous for weaving rich, colorful fabrics called Molas, which they sell and use to make beautiful clothing.
Most Kuna practice voodoo and rely on village shamans for healing and spiritual guidance. An indigenous ICM partner in Panama is using our discipleship program to teach this island tribe about Jesus. Share
Journal Prompt of the month
What role does joy currently have in your life? What joys would you like to experience this month? In what areas would God have you live more joyfully or less encumbered by material cares?