Serving & supporting mission
Chad became independent from France in 1960. Since then, its politics have been characterised by violence, coups and insurgencies. It is a secular state with freedom of religion. Muslims are dominant in government, trade and the army, although they are only just the majority religion (approx 53%).
From 2013-2015, Hannah was part of a team working amongst the Bara people in South-Central Madagascar. Hannah’s main role in this team was to enable other members to carry out their ministry through teaching their children. Through this work Hannah experienced the body of Christ in action, as each member served the team using their particular gifts and skills.
Hannah teaches the children of mission partners at Wellspring Academy in N’Djamena, Chad.
This team has now finished but Hannah’s call remains, to facilitate mission through teaching the children of missionaries (sometimes known as MK’s – missionary kids).
To do that, Hannah has gone to N’Djamena, Chad to teach at Wellspring Academy. A ministry of Africa Inland Mission, Wellspring Academy was set up in 2010 primarily to serve missionaries. Now the school serves missionaries across the city of N’Djamena as well as those living further afield through providing homeschool materials and running homeschool weeks.
Hannah teaches the youngest class and as well as teaching, she works with the staff team to develop curriculum and policies as the school grows and develops. She is involved with running the homeschool weeks twice a year for those homeschooling across the country. I
Hannah is also continuing French study and building relationships in the community.
Hannah has been part of a team working amongst the Bara people in South-Central Madagascar. Hannah’s main role was to enable other members to carry out their ministry through teaching their children.
Partner with Hannah Coggins
Hannah teaches the children of missionaries at Wellspring Academy in N’Djamena, Chad.
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Latest prayer points
- 6 October 2017
“This year looks very different to last year! My class has doubled in size, gaining an extra grade level and some new students in each grade. They are fun, kind, thoughtful and full of imaginative ideas! We have completed seven weeks of school, settling into routines and creating systems to manage the workload so as to include some kind of painting and/or glitter project at least once a week. We have also grown cress, built Viking long ships, battled various column forms of mathematics, memorised a 6-verse Bible passage and learned songs about the Middle East and Greenland! Phew!…My big prayer requests are for wisdom in planning, energy and enthusiasm despite the current humidity and, above all, deeper knowledge of our wonderful Saviour.”
- 23 June 2017
Hannah is currently in the UK for a period of annual leave, and asks for prayer: “Praise God for safe travels [here] and for time with family. Please pray for emotional and spiritual refreshment during this break, and pray for ongoing planning and preparation for the new school year. There are lots of changes which bring a fresh set of joys and challenges.”
- 3 February 2017
“Heidi arrived from Canada on January 8th and Stephanie left on January 10th. Heidi is settling well into her new class and the children have shown a real resilience as they have adapted. I do miss Steph a lot, but also feel content in this new season and am getting used to having the apartment to myself, hosting guests and finding new rhythms. I am grateful to the Lord for the way he has challenged me and pushed me to trust more and hold on less through this time, but that doesn’t mean I have to discount my emotions and feelings because he has grace and wisdom for all of it! …Change often brings questions and exposes insecurity, so what a joy it is to rest in the fact that he knows, he understands and he can meet all our needs in abundance.” Please pray that Hannah will grow closer to God and adapt well to Steph being away; and pray for Heidi and as she works together with the other teachers at Wellspring, that they will get to know each other well, and enjoy good communication and unity in their work.