It was a rare thing for Paul to ask for prayer in any of his letters. He was physically in prison, but his heart was deeply involved in God’s work across Asia Minor and what he hoped would be his final destination, Rome. In his third letter from a prison cell he writes, “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison--” (Colossians 4:2–3). He did not deny that declaring the gospel, the “mystery of Christ” had put him in chains, but that was not his concern. He was expecting God to “open…a door for the word”!
We are expecting God to open a door that the gospel might reach the Sentinelese. Please pray for B. as he passionately pursues reaching the Sentinelese people on Nicobar Islands near India. He is willing to give his life to reach this unreached people group. Let's keep this bold, but humble young man before our Lord. The way into the heart of these people may seem impossible from our human perspective, but “all things are possible with God” (Mark 10:27).
There are leaders from North Andaman who desire to reach another unreached people group, the Jarawa's. One of these leaders, Pastor S. has been imprisoned for reaching out to this stone-age people group. Another young man, D.G. was just married in May, but desires to reach the Sentinelese people on the Nicobar Islands. To go there could mean he may lose his life. K. from another ministry also has the same heart for unreached peoples. Tim is going back to train leaders, January 16 to 17, 2018. God is gathering His key workmen who are “not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16).
Many have been praying that God will open this door, and we ask you to join this growing crowd. You and I may not be physically able to go on the front lines, but we can be there in our hearts through fervent prayer.
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