Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.

Psalm 2:8

Ask For The Nations Initiative

Ask For The Moroccans in Spain


There are roughly 3,600 Moroccans living in a bustling suburb of 200,000, just outside of Madrid. As geographical transplants, these Moroccans wrangle with the vast differences between the local Spanish language and their North African Arabic. They also find it very difficult to associate with the Spanish culture; and for many, after having followed the promise of job opportunities in a new country, the reality of their circumstances has left them barely able to make ends meet. Embarrassed and disconnected, they gravitate to lives of isolation.

That isolation prevents them from knowing about the One True God that loves them, and His plan for their salvation through Jesus Christ. We call these people unreached. The Gospel is not rejected by this group of people; it is simply unknown.

After serving for 20 years in Morocco, God brought Elizabeth (pseudonym), a Pioneers worker, to Spain. She went with the intention of befriending precious immigrant Moroccans and of sharing Christ’s love.

Click below to read a powerful story that illustrates how God can use something as simple as a baby shower to reach some of the hardest-to-reach peoples of the world.

The vision is to see an entire movement of Moroccan believers advancing the Gospel.

To this end, Elizabeth will continue to reach out, befriend, and witness.

But this brings the question - What if there were two Elizabeth’s? Or four? Or fifteen? How many more opportunities would that present for the Moroccans to hear the Gospel? How much sooner could a church begin?

The possibilities are plentiful. Elizabeth has identified several means by which “outsiders” can have a welcome and an influence; such as by offering classes in Spanish, English, Art, Sewing, or Computer Science. She has established a legal foundation, Bridges of Hope, and is praying for more professionals in these areas to join her team. As this is being written, God is providing! Already a young Canadian woman named Chloe* is preparing to serve specifically among the Moroccans in Spain. She is currently living in Morocco to learn the local culture and the Arabic language and soon she will join Elizabeth in Madrid.

The story is still being told, and we praise God for the beautiful unfolding. One day this people group will no longer be considered unreached, as scores of Moroccan believers will bow together, in worship of Jesus Christ. We do not know yet when that chapter will come; but we wait, and work, and pray, in eager anticipation.

This is also the story of how you can make a difference. You stand in a place of special influence.

Pray

Jesus is the Lord of the harvest and He is the power of all our work.

1. For more workers to join Elizabeth* in ministering to the Moroccan community in Madrid; professional staff for Bridges of Hope and others who are called to minister to this focus people.

2. For a facility for Bridges of Hope to rent.

3. For Chloe* as she learns language and culture in Morocco in preparation to join Elizabeth.

4. That God will soften the hearts of the many Moroccan women in Elizabeth’s sphere of influence so that they will be interested and receptive when Elizabeth shares the gospel message.

5. For freedom from spiritual strongholds.

6. For Elizabeth as she mentors, encourages and works alongside believers from her local Spanish church. That many more within her community would answer the call to serve their city through outreach ministry to immigrants.


Go

God is calling. The Moroccans in Spain, and others like them, need Jesus and the answer is to obey the call of God and GO, short-or-long-term to the people and ministry He is laying on your heart. We are here to help you make it, step-by-step! 


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By financially supporting Ask for the Nations your gift could mean that more Aleah’s will have the opportunity to hear and receive the Gospel.

Your financial partnership will enable us to engage and prepare new team members like Chloe to go the Moroccans in Spain and other unreached people groups, to care for those already on the field as they face great challenges and create communication materials that tell the stories of unreached people like the Moroccans in Spain.

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Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.

Psalm 2:8

Based on the call of God he heard in this verse Pioneers founder Ted Fletcher began a mission organization focused on reaching the unreached in 1979 (download the free audio book/ e-book and hear Ted’s story here). As Pioneers Canada prepares to celebrate 25 years in 2019 we want to intensify our Romans 15:20 one ambition, “to preach the gospel, where Christ was not known” so that more will have the opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

In 2017 and 2018 we celebrated that Our God Reigns through sharing stories of hope such as churches planted amongst the Quechua people in Bolivia and Buddhist youths from the mountain villages of East Asia receiving Christ and studying the Bible together. Your gifts have equipped new teams, encouraged existing teams, and opened doors for Pioneers to seek new opportunities in the least reached regions of the world.


Did you know?

Did you know that there are more than 7,000 unreached people groups around the world that do not yet know Him? That’s more than 40% of the world’s population! Check out this incredible video by The Traveling Team that clearly presents our Spirit-filled calling to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19).

 

Perhaps you’re asking, “In a world seemingly so connected, how can there still be so many who have never had the opportunity to hear the Good News of the gospel?” Maybe you’re wondering, “What exactly is a people group and how do you know if they are unreached?”

“A people group is the largest group within which the gospel can spread without encountering barriers of understanding or acceptance due to culture, language, geography, etc.” (The Traveling Team)

An unreached people group is “a people group among which there is no indigenous community of believing Christians with adequate numbers and resources to evangelize this people group without outside assistance”. It can also be defined as having fewer than 2% Evangelical Christian and less than 5% professing Christians. (The Joshua Project)

There are entire cultures that have not yet heard! How will they hear if no one tells them? (Romans 10:14) The heart of Pioneers is that all will hear, that all will know.

We understand that 7,000 may seem like an overwhelming number and with this in mind, we have begun what we are calling Ask For the Nations; an interactive focus highlighting 10 of the over 7000 Unreached People Groups in the world. Over the coming months we want to share stories with you from several different people groups that are still unreached and invite you to be part of bringing the gospel message of hope to them through practical, tangible ways.


“Ask me …”

The King of heaven and earth who sits on His throne says “Ask”. As heirs to the throne (Romans 8:17) we are invited to “Ask”, to be part of God’s great love story for His people and the reconciliation of man “from every nation, from all the tribes, and peoples and languages” (Revelation 7:9).

We know your heart is that the whole world will know Him. We want you to journey with us as we Ask For The Nations. We want to share with you our heart for the 3 billion people around the world that have not yet heard the Gospel message, the good news of the hope we have in Jesus Christ, and we hope you will join us in reaching the unreached around the world. He is Lord over all the nations, and we rejoice that His incredible promise to His Son “to make the nations his inheritance” will be fulfilled. (Psalm 2:8)

How incredible is it that we are invited to be a part of the amazing story of God bringing man to Himself! Together let’s Ask For The Nations.

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Contact us to see how you and your church can get involved with Ask For The Nations through prayer, advocacy and other ways to have workers join teams around the globe to bring the Gospel to those eager to hear it, like the Moroccans in Spain.

Learn more about our other Ask For the Nations focus people groups:

Focus:1 The Primis* People

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