Working in Sensitive Areas
Conducting work in potentially unsafe locations
Many of the world’s remaining translation needs are located in nations considered “hard to reach.” Often, these language communities are unnamed for fear of jeopardizing the safety of colleagues and their work. Workers need to be prudent in the way they live and in what they communicate about what they do. In some places spiritual opposition is a constant factor to be dealt with. For many, the logistical, spiritual, and emotional support from colleagues at home and on the field, from churches, and from families is a lifeline.
- Pray that those who provide support, in whatever form, will remain faithful to their role in the ministry to these faithful workers.
- Ask for God’s wisdom for those who are living and working in sensitive areas as they communicate about their work.
- Pray that they will be protected from spiritual attack, and that they will maintain good physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
- Pray especially that they will stand firm in their faith and knowledge of God as Job did when he said, ” I know that you can do anything, and no one can stop you” (Job 42:2, NLT).
Learn more about how to pray for missionaries on the field.
Here’s the list of the The Twenty, “hard to reach” nations:
1. Papua New Guinea
6. Democratic Republic of the Congo
11. Viet Nam
16. Central African Republic
Resource: Wycliffe Pray Today Blog