Every Sunday we pray for our missionaries, Luke and Abby. But who are these people and where do they serve?
Unfortunately, we cannot reveal that information. This secrecy is necessary because their ministry is in a country where Christian missionaries are persecuted. In fact, Luke and Abby are not their real names. They use fictious names because using their real names might put them in danger.
What we can say is this.
Luke and Abby serve in Africa under the sponsorship of Anglican Frontier Missions (AFM). Here is how AFM describes their work.
AFM is a missionary society that sends missionaries to plant indigenous churches among the largest and least evangelized peoples in the world. Although 67 generations of Christians have lived and died since Jesus' resurrection, more than 7,000 ethno-linguistic people groups comprising 3 billion people are still unreached with the gospel. This Unseen 1/3rd of the world has little-to-no geographic and/or cultural access to the gospel. AFM works alongside churches, mobilizing them to send short- and long-term missionaries to do pioneer, frontier missions in areas where a viable and visible church still does not exist.
When we pray for Luke and Abby, we are praying for fruitful ministry among people who know little or nothing about the saving and transforming work of Jesus. We are also praying for the health and safety of this family, which includes several children.
Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20). Luke and Abby are being obedient to this Great Commission. Please join us in praying for them.