Between 2011 – 2016 Lyn worked with the Church of Uganda in discipling, supporting and encouraging church leaders’ wives.
80% of Uganda is engaged in agriculture. The healthy economy of the 1960s was crippled in 1972 by the expulsion of the Asian business community, and then virtually destroyed by tyranny and wars. It has steadily improved since 1992. Under previous government regimes there were restrictions on persecuted Christians, but there is now freedom of religion.
Lyn began work in Africa with AIM in 2006, working in the Central Region office for five and a half years. In 2011 she moved to Arua to work with women. Initially she went there to set up a programme for church teacher’s wives with Alice, a Ugandan pastor. Lyn had a vision to give the ladies training so they could work in partnership with their husbands and be a role model to other women. This training continues and they see an average of 50 – 60 ladies attending each session.
From January 2013 Lyn started teaching pastor’s wives in Old and New Testament at the local theological college one day a week. These ladies have been eager to learn more about God’s word looking forward to taking back to their churches. After many challenges, in April that year Alice, Lyn and two other Ugandan ladies were able to start an ALPHA course once a week in the women’s prison. A course that still continues.
Lyn retired and moved to the south coast of England in 2016.
Partner with Lyn Cooke
Lyn began work with AIM in 2006, initially working in AIM’s Central Region office, and latterly alongside Alice, a Ugandan Pastor, offering workshops for Pastor’s, and Church Teacher’s wives in local villages in Arua, Uganda. She retired in 2016.
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- 27 March 2015
“We had done ALPHA in the prison and thought this year we would do a pilot in one of the villages to see how it went. A few weeks ago we went to a nearby archdeaconry and did a continuous three day ALPHA course. We had a mixture of participants from various parishes men, women and some brigade members. It was an opportunity for some people to come into a deeper relationship with God and for others to take the first steps. Thank God for safe travels and open and responsive hearts. May they continue to grow in their Christian walk and be an influence for good in their communities.”