Peter & Katy Wilson
Peter & Katy are based at Titchie Swot, Rift Valley Academy’s Elementary school. Peter works as the Principal and Katy teaches Second Grade.
Kenya gained independence from Britain in 1963. Since then British tourism has been a key element of Kenya’s economy, however, unemployment, poverty and crime remain high. Whilst the majority religion is Christianity, Kenya’s ethnic diversity and vast countryside means there are still many unreached with the gospel.
They began serving with AIM in 2002, when they worked for two years as Volunteer Coordinators for the Eastern Region office in Kenya. On their return to the UK they both went into teaching, and in 2009 went to Namibia to serve on an AIM team working with the Ministry of Education and the local church on the Kaisosi Evangelical Bible Church Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project, seeking to serve orphans and vulnerable children. In summer 2010 they returned to working in the Eastern Region office as Short Term Coordinators, and in 2012 joined a team seeking to reach the unreached on one of the islands in the Indian Ocean.
In December 2013, Peter & Katy returned to serve in Kenya again, this time at Titchie Swot, seeking to serve mission partners through educating and discipling their children.
“Having worked among a Muslim people group on an Indian Ocean Island we came to a point where we sensed the Lord taking us away from that for a season, largely due to sickness and our kids’ educational needs. God has led us to Rift Valley Academy (RVA), AIM’s boarding school in Kenya. Here, we have the privilege of supporting families who, like we did, live in remote or difficult places, often places where there are no good educational options. Through RVA we now have the opportunity to help numerous families stay in their remote locations, serving to reach unreached people groups in a way they couldn’t do without educational support. Instead of having to go home for their children’s education, missionary parents are able to send their children to RVA, a place where they can be assured of the Christian teaching they receive. We are therefore more than teachers here. We are parents, coaches and mentors. While we have a desire to see all the nations God has made come before him in worship, for this season we have this wonderful privilege of discipling future missionaries here.”
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The Wilsons work at Titchie Swot, Rift Valley Academy’s primary school in Kenya.
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Latest prayer points
- 2 February 2018
“Happy New Year! Our school year started Jan 2nd so we’re well into the new term. Unfortunately, a number of the discipline issues we shared about last time are still ongoing although we’re hopeful things are about to take a turn for the better. Please keep praying. In the midst of it all, one of the girls on the team I’m coaching this term is apparently very close to committing her life to Him. Please pray for wisdom as I and other girls on the team witness to her.”
- 20 October 2017
“Once a term the Titchies (Primary School) lead the RVA Sunday morning service. I had the privilege of speaking on Psalm 67 and Caleb and his class lead us in worship. Part of what I shared was a challenge and I asked people to respond if they sensed the Lord leading them into mission. Now this is a unique place where for many mission is almost a given or at worst has to be ruled out before considering other things but it was so encouraging to see about a hundred young people stand sensing His call on their lives. What a great reminder of why we’re here… Pray for a new push for each class to adopt an unreached people group (UPG) that we’re spearheading. We’ve been encouraged at the excitement it’s caused so far.”
- 3 June 2016
“This last week we had 40 extra students at Titchie Swot. They were here for our annual Educational Support Week. AIM insists on home school families being tested annually and so we host Educational Support Week each year to assist in this happening. After testing they get to sit in on classes and participate in PE, Music, Art and Computing. It’s a fun filled, slightly chaotic week. Some will come here in the next few years, two will come as early as next year. They spent a couple of nights in the dorm too to get a taste of what that will be like. Some shared during devotions a little of what life is like in their settings and it was a good reminder for us of why we are here and that these are the families we enable to serve in the way they do.” Praise God for the support that Rift Valley Academy is able to give to our missionary families, and please pray that the children who came would have found it helpful personally as well as helping their learning.