Growing up, *James Lewis’ family served as missionaries in Africa with the International Mission Board (IMB). Today, he carries on as a second- generation IMB missionary with his wife, *Carrie, and their infant daughter. The young family lives and ministers in Asia, where religious temples built in the 800s still stand today — a testament to amazing architecture and craftsmanship, but also to the darkness of idolatry that sadly holds many in the region in its grip.
A new continent means new language learning opportunities, and the Lewis’ have been diligently studying the local language in their home country. With their recently-developed language, James and Carrie already started communicating and forming deeper relationships with new friends. Now they are seeking God to direct them toward others in their community who have had little exposure to the gospel.
*Names have been changed for security purposes.
This week we’re praying for the Rayeen people of India. In 2008 a dam broke in Nepal, which borders Bihar to the north, and caused catastrophic flooding in Bihar. Frontiers workers who traveled to the area determined that although clean water and sanitation are desperate needs for the people of Bihar, teams who go with this work as their identity will not find it easy to get in. Instead, teams who go with business skills and the ability to create jobs will be much better received. The Rayeen community may be somewhat uninformed as to why Christians believe Jesus is deity, the Son of God. Pray they will be shown the basis for this belief. To learn more about Unreached People Groups, please visit joshuaproject.net