Barry and Heather serve with AIM in Lesotho, based at Growing Nations.
Lesotho is a Kingdom totally surrounded by South Africa, whom they depend on, as their biggest employer and buyer of their main natural resource - water. Lesotho is made up of highland villages, where people live in extreme poverty and few have heard the gospel.
They have been serving with AIM at Growing Nations since 2012. Heather works as the project’s CEO, overseeing the finances, working on grant and project funding proposals and the overall strategic development, whilst Barry is the project’s communications specialist, involved in the development of farmer training materials, photography/video production and website development. A significant part of both of their roles at Growing Nations is the mentoring, coaching & spiritual development of the Basotho staff team.
They are also AIM’s Unit Leaders for Lesotho and are responsible for the member care of 10 mission partners working across the country.
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Partner with the Manns
Barry & Heather work with Growing Nations in Maphutseng, Lesotho. Heather is the CEO and Barry works in Communications and they are Unit Leaders for Lesotho.
If you would like to partner with the Manns in your prayers, gifts and practical support, please download and complete this form and return to Freepost RTJH-JRZE-XXKX Africa Inland Mission, Halifax Place, Nottingham NG1 1QN.
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Latest prayer points
- 12 January 2018
“At the beginning of November we were in Kenya for a week of AIM Southern Region Unit Leader meetings. There have been many changes in the SR leadership roles over the past year so it was great to be able to spend time with the SR leaders to hear their overall vision for the region, the changes that are happening and to learn more about what is happening in the other units, Madagascar, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia & the Islands. It was also great to hear how August [Basson] is working with an African couple, Tshepang & Queen, looking at ways to inspire & mobilse Africans to the task of reaching the unreached. God is certainly moving in Southern Africa but there is definitely a desperate need for workers to reach the unreached and equip others to go. We are looking at ways in which Growing Nations can help to equip others in Farming God’s Way and send them out to work in teams amongst the unreached in Southern Africa & beyond. Please pray for us as we discern God’s will for the way forward on this during 2018.”
- 10 November 2017
“Over the past few weeks we have been studying the books of Daniel and Joshua [with the new resident students] & both of these books contain words of great encouragement & we trust that the students particularly will take to heart what they have learnt. One of the challenges that they face during their times at home is pressure from peers and family for them to follow family ancestral worship practices. We would therefore love it if you would join us in praying for each of them individually. Please pray that they will follow the words spoken by the Lord in the book of Joshua so that they will retain their passion & that God will continue to grow them spiritually over the coming season.”
- 1 September 2017
“During April, May & June, Barry spent a lot of time sorting out formalities for Tobias & Caleb, the two Extreme Shepherd Team members who have returned to Lesotho to continue their ministry. This has involved meetings with the District Administrator, the Principle Chief, Area Chiefs & local chiefs, most of whom are located in rather out of the way locations. Please pray that they will both be able to re-establish contact with the shepherds who have previously committed their lives to Christ. Pray that they will be able to disciple them and encourage them to share the gospel among their peers. This is easier said than done in a transient community, especially during the winter months when the shepherds often return to their home villages or even head into South Africa looking for work.”