Not all our missionaries are identified on our website by name and other personal details: some missionaries working in dangerous areas prefer to remain anonymous in order to protect themselves, their families, and their coworkers on the field. Without giving any names, we want to introduce to you eight Globe missionaries, two single women and three married couples, who live and work in dangerous regions – and thus need our prayers all the more.
Our “anonymous missionaries” live in countries or territories in which religious and ethnic tensions periodically lead to escalations that can become dangerous not only for local inhabitants but also for foreign missionaries. Religious conflicts can lead to contention – which in turn may be exacerbated by misconceptions and religious rivalry. In some countries, Christian evangelism, proselytizing, is against the law and can lead to prosecution. In such situations missionaries and the people they work with take risks when sharing the gospel. This is why the missionaries whose ministries are mentioned in the following will remain unnamed.
We list the ministries – or projects – by region. Detailed information has been omitted or anonymized.
Globe missionaries working in North Africa have this goal in common: they want to help bring the love of Christ and his message of salvation to places many wouldn’t dare to go.
"The people here are full of potential," writes one missionary. "Many young people are highly motivated, but they lack opportunity and a context in which to develop their skills and ideas.
One day I was looking out over the fields during the rainy season. I was amazed at the plants and flowers I saw where, only weeks before, I'd only seen dry land. And yet the potential of growth had been there all along - below the surface. That is my hope for the people here once they are given the opportunity to unfold their God-given potential.
I am involved in a project that follows the classic model of aid: helping people to help themselves. I believe we can and should help the people here reach independence."
In order to even be willing to work in these regions, one needs to have a calling. One missionary couple with a heart for the unreached people groups of North Africa relates how God called them:
“I kept thinking of this one particular country. So I decided to talk to my husband about it. When he heard the name of the country, he just said: ‘That’s exactly the country God has laid on my heart.’ The population is 99.9% Muslim, and this country is among the poorest and least developed in the world. The unstable political constellation hampers the efforts of aid organizations. Wide segments of the population have no access to clean drinking water and medical care. Few children attend school (apart from Islamic instruction).
Middle Eastern countries have long since been ridden by religious tension and wars. Our missionaries working in these countries need prayer for God’s protection and wisdom.
One Globe missionary couple works in one of the countries of the Arab Spring. Their vision is to establish a "network of self-multiplying house churches that can thrive indepently and will eventually train and send out its own missionaries."
This missionary couple wants to share God's love in an unreached country so that people will be saved and embrace their callings to become followers of Christ and communicators of the Good News.
Cyprus has a key role for the evangelisation of the Middle East, also because of its geographic locaton. Cyprus is also a melting pot of various nations, especially people from the whole Middle East and parts of Africa. Many come to find shelter, in particular from war and persecution.
Since 2010, a missionary family has been in Nicosia, Cyprus, with the aim of reaching Muslim Turkish seekers with the Good News. They ministry contains evangelism, discipleship and the sending of new local Christians with a Muslim background who will share the truth and power of the Gospel with their families and neighbours.
Another missionary works with children and youth in a Southeast Asian country. The vast majority of people in this country are Muslims, and poverty is a widespread problem.
"Our aim", she says, "is that the children experience God, feel love, and have a family and security. We desire for each child that they would have stability in their lives and learn how precious they are and that God loves them no matter what they do. We desire that they reach their full potential in God and live a meaningful life. We want to see in the lives of the children God's truth, which alone can bring transformation. I believe that children are God's keys to reach their families abd country with God's message and to bring transformation."
If you would like to support one of the projects listed here, send us a message referring to the region and the project.