This week we’re going to Tucson, a desert city in southern Arizona, where more than half a million people live. This is a big mission field because only about four percent of those people are evangelical believers. That means about 96 percent of the population has no relationship with Jesus Christ. Also, there are just a handful of Bible-believing churches to share the gospel, so many, many churches are needed. Jeff and Jessica Vanderford moved to Tucson in 2014 and started Authentic Life Church. Jeff and Jessica have set up home groups to help their church reach people in several neighborhoods. For Sunday worship they are still meeting in a local high school just south of downtown. This week let us pray for Jeff and Jessica and their two sons as they serve in this dry—and spiritually dry—place.
This week we’re praying for the Afar people of Ethiopia. With a little less than 200 Christians among the 1.9 million people, the need is great to hear of a relationship with Christ. While 99.9% of the population believe in Islam, they also practice spirit worship and creation worship. To follow Christ means being rejected by family, friends and the community, all of which are serious losses for them. Learn more about praying for unreached people groups at www.joshuaproject.net