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 Kurds are a nomadic people fragmented by tribal infighting, political persecution, forced relocation and genocide. The largest Kurdish groups reside in the northern, mountainous areas of Turkey and Iraq. Traditionally, they have herded sheep and goats for income. Several years ago, they became instrumental in the global fight against ISIS. Though the Kurds are one of the world’s oldest and largest ethnic groups, they remain stateless.
The Kurds are considered an unreached people group. They also have no known Bible resources in their native language. ICM’s Discipleship Team is working with indigenous partners to translate our discipleship program into two Kurdish dialects. This translation will be the first Bible study ever produced for the Kurdish people. Share
Journal Prompt of the month
God promises to never leave nor forsake those who trust in Him. In what ways does God lovingly show you that He is always with you?