Seb has always had an interest in Africa, and as a boy was fascinated by the continent. ‘From a young age God placed something in me for Africa, at that stage I didn’t know what it was.’
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.
Seb first served with AIM as a short term mission partner in 2010. He spent a year in Mbarara, Uganda, where God instilled in him a heart for young people. He has served with AIM long term since 2011, first in discipling young people until becoming the Short Term Coordinator for Central Region in August 2014. From September 2015 Seb has been working as Central Region’s Personnel Coordinator, based in their office in Kampala.
Seb is now working as the Mobilising Coordinator for Central Region. Looking at raising up nationals to reach the unreached in Africa. He spends a lot of time meeting church leaders, individuals and AIM members to envision ways to mobilise the church in Central Region for missions.
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Latest prayer points
- 27 October 2017
Seb is now the Mobilisation Coordinator for Central Region, working to see the local church in the region send its own missionaries. “How are we going to see the remaining unreached people groups in Africa, those cut off from the good news of Jesus, reached? One answer is for the churches across Africa to take up the baton and run with AIM and other mission agencies in seeing this happen. How will this happen? How do we encourage the churches to be part of this? How can the churches in Africa send missionaries? What models are there to learn from? Is the traditional missions model going to work? How are the right people to be sent from churches identified, trained and sent? These, and many more, questions are what I’m now focussed on trying to answer to work towards seeing the Church in Central Region (Uganda, Chad, South Sudan, Rwanda, CAR and DRC) mobilized to mission. The dictionary definition of mobilize is the preparing and organising of troops for active service. I like this! It’s what we’re trying to do, preparing and helping organise the church in Central Africa for active service. So I’m now no longer involved in Personnel directly, though of course we need people to see this happen! But I’m rather focussed on this. I have a blank sheet of paper and told to go and have fun… I’m spending time meeting individuals, church leaders, para-church organisations and other mission agencies to try and help answer these questions to give some clear direction for us in Central Region as to how we will do this.” Please pray for Seb as he works on how AIM can encourage and involve the local Church in Africa in sending its own missionaries.
- 1 July 2016
“Last week I went to visit some missionaries with AIM in Moroto, northeast Uganda. Spread across the north-eastern part of Uganda are the Karimojong; almost one million people live in Karamoja district. They are a people marginalised within Uganda and largely unreached with the good news of Jesus. It is a dry and thirsty land, physically and spiritually. We have a team starting in Moroto in February next year, and another one in a place called Kotido. It was great to see where they will be serving and the many opportunities that there are to work with the Karimojong. We pray that we will see the churches that exist strengthened and the Karimojong that are cut off from the good news drink deeply from the living water.” Please join us in this prayer.
- 6 March 2015
“Life is better lived together. This has become more and more evident to me over the last few months as I’ve began to build new relationships in Kampala and had the privilege to travel to many places. We’re meant to live in community, to look out for one another, care for and love each other… It’s been a privilege to travel to different places and see what this looks like in different cultures…. In Chad they sit around a tray of food and each person dips their fingers in, among the IK they sit together in community meetings to discuss things, in the DRC the church gathered on a rock to celebrate together. In Africa a common saying is ‘I am because we are’. Often I hear a Ugandan friend when I ask him how he is he replies, ‘we’re ok’. I am because we are. My prayer is that I would let go of my selfishness and truly embrace doing life together, that as Paul says, I would gladly spend and be expended for you. I pray that I would gladly spend and be expended on behalf of those who I live among here, my family and friends in the UK and the Short-termers who I serve in my work.”