Seb works with church leaders and members to help them create a vision for mission. He lives and works in Uganda as the Mobilisation Coordinator for AIM’s Central Region.
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.’
Seb first served with AIM as a short term missionary 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. In September 2017 he began working as Central Region’s Mobilisation Coordinator. With all these changes, God has given Seb a passion to see churches in the region mobilised for mission.
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.
The churches in Central Region are growing. They are large, colourful, and vibrant. Some are influential. But they aren’t reaching their full potential in playing the part that God has called them to in their own countries and around the world. Seb desires to see the churches in central Africa reaching this potential to take the gospel to the unreached. He is focussed on giving AIM in Central Region vision and strategy for their work in mobilising the churches they partner with and discipling believers to be sent as missionaries to the unreached. He has the privilege of sitting and talking with church leaders and AIM members, discussing and seeking creative ways for the churches to be mobilised for mission. Seb also spends time with individuals opening Scripture to see God’s heart for the world and the part they can play in this as young men and women who God might be calling to the mission field.
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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.”