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The latest news, blog posts and prayer items from missionaries serving in Africa and among Africa's people.

Bridget Howard

19 January 2018

“As I begin 2018, I feel very much like [I am] training my eyes on a distant spot – my future. This should be my last year on-field before I take home assignment and then retire from active service. But when do I leave Rwanda? At the end of the year when it’s likely to be cold and drear in an English winter? Or do I wait until my visa expires early 2019 when it will be springtime? Who will replace me as a teacher for the English classes at NCM? Who will replace me as AIM Unit leader? What about the AIM Unit? Packing up the house, terminating employees’ contracts? Where will I live? What will I do? Experience has taught me that I can’t sit in some safe place and work it out on paper; I have to walk it out day by day trusting that ‘he who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or image’ and who ‘works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose’ will guide my steps and meet my needs. Thank you for journeying with me in 2018 and praying with me to know the good, perfect, acceptable will of God.”

Bridget Howard

I teach English to adults in conjunction with New Creation Ministries in Kigali, Rwanda. I also lead the small team of AIM personnel in Rwanda facilitating vision and direction to various members in their different ministries.

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Creative Access

19 January 2018

We have received news of a lady who has declared her wish to be baptised after reading through copies of the Bible given to her by AIM workers. Rejoice with us & them at this news and pray for her as she makes this testimony of her faith.

Creative Access

Creative Access refers to nations, areas or ministries where there is great hostility towards Christianity and where traditional ‘missionary work’ is not possible. Workers, therefore, need to be ‘creative’ in how they proclaim the good news of Jesus.

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Gilles & Myriam Bonvallat

19 January 2018

Gilles & Myriam are AIM’s representatives in France & for French-speaking Europe.

“We have had a significant number of candidates wishing to go on the field in AIM teams, and it is so encouraging to see people ready to make difficult choices, to leave a comfortable life and professional situation to serve God. We look forward to seeing our team grow. There are many exciting projects on the ground, especially for Francophones in Francophone Africa; there are real needs AND there is urgency! We pray for a larger team, both for support and prayer projects in Africa and for work among African diaspora and refugees at home.”

Sheona Chisholm

19 January 2018

“I’m not really sure how things will look, but I am trusting God that he knows what he is doing. I would have never have believed that I would have been doing a non ‘medical, nursing or midwifery’ job, but here I am, ready to start at ABS in Nairobi. It would be really arrogant to say it will be easy for me to be in this new role, but I am ready to learn new things & to see where God is leading me. [Please pray] for settling in to a new city, new home, new job, new church etc., etc.”

Sheona Chisholm

I will begin an assignment in 2018 serving at Africa Based Support (ABS) as Assistant Personnel Coordinator.

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Loots & Nancy Lambrechts

19 January 2018

“Another highlight from Loots’ [most recent] trip to Kigali, was spending time with Noblesse (a Preach The Word graduate and now missionary to the Laarim people in South Sudan). Noblesse was visiting Kigali with 3 Laarim believers and giving feedback to his sending church (Gospel Community Church). Please pray for Noblesse as he ministers in difficult circumstances, pray for special knowledge in learning the language of the Laarim people and also pray for the new Laarim believers, that they would be rooted and strengthened in their new faith.”

Loots & Nancy Lambrechts

We are currently handing over Preach the Word (PTW) training course in Kigali, Rwanda, to local leadership. We are based in South Africa, with Loots returning to Rwanda every couple of months. We are investigating new ministry opportunities here.

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Pete & Libby Halestrap

12 January 2018

“Over the last few weeks we have been privileged to attend several graduation events. The first was for our friend Cassius, who had just completed his higher diploma in Telecommunication and Electrical Engineering from the Multimedia University of Nairobi. We had a wonderful time at the formal ceremony at the University, where over 900 people graduated, followed by a more intimate celebration with friends and family at his house the following day. During these times we were struck by what a huge achievement this graduation was for Cassius. The local Chief spoke and reminded Cassius that he is in a small select group of people from that community who have managed to graduate from University. His hard work, perseverance and abilities had allowed him to get to this point and he has many bright opportunities ahead of him. We also need to pass our thanks to many of you for enabling this to happen. We know many of you prayed for Cassius and several others helped financially. He would not have been able to do this training without you. So to those who supported Cassius – Thank You. And to Cassius – We are very proud of you.”

Pete & Libby Halestrap

We serve at Kijabe Hospital, Kenya with Pete overseeing the care of the outpatient & emergency departments as well as developing training programmes.

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Ard & Carin de Leeuw

12 January 2018

“The idea came to us to start a Bible study with tribal leader Joseph, tribe leader Angelo and their most important sons. To invest more purposefully in their lives and with the prayer in our hearts that they will become more and more like Jesus. So that they in turn can be a testimony of Jesus for the Kali inhabitants and the other tribal leaders in Laarim. At the moment this is still a thought and our prayer is whether God wants to make clear whether we should actually do this and if so, whether this is the right time for it or whether it is something for later. Pray with us for God’s guidance in this.”

Ard & Carin de Leeuw

We are living in Kali among the Laarim in South Sudan. We have been learning language and developing relationships. Through Bible story telling and study we are discipling the Laarim, with the hope of seeing a Christ-centred church among them.

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Paul & Helen Shepherd

12 January 2018

In their latest video update, Paul shared this prayer request “particularly pray for youth camp – it starts tomorrow – four nights away. Hopefully there will be about 1000 youth (aged between 15 and 35 – we are still youth!). I’m speaking at it a couple of times, and also it’ll be a good opportunity to hang out with some of the youth here at our church in Kotido. Pray that I would be able to speak clearly and that they would be able to understand, and for good chats in the evenings and when we’re eating. Pray it goes smoothly and well.”

Paul & Helen Shepherd

We work in Kotido, north east Uganda among the Karimojong. We serve in the local health centres and hospital, whilst also working with the local church doing discipleship and Bible storying in rural villages.

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Barry & Heather Mann

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.”

Barry & Heather Mann

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.

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James & Claire Gibson

5 January 2018

James writes: “My teaching schedule at the University has been full this term, besides helping the USPCA [Ugandan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals] with some challenging cases… Give thanks for the opportunities I have to speak into students’ lives, and please pray for the Veterinary profession in Uganda as it seeks to improve regulation and combat corruption.”

James & Claire Gibson

James teaches and disciples veterinary students at Makarere University. He mentors them in their careers and spiritual lives to be Christian leaders. Claire is the Senior School Principal of Acacia International School, a Christian school serving local and missionary families.

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Carrie Pither

5 January 2018

“I’ve now officially started my new role, AIM’s Crisis Consultant. The purpose of this role is to ensure the organisation is aware and prepared in the management of risk and crisis. I’m working with a colleague, Hiram, and over the last few weeks we have been setting up our new office…We’ve already begun to review and consider the main aspects that will underpin our roles and work. These include the theology of risk; security and risk management (especially in a faith setting); and AIM’s duty of care… I am learning so much already and am excited about the work ahead of us.” Please pray for Carrie and Hiram in their new roles.

Carrie Pither

I am serving in the management of AIM AIR, based in Nairobi, Kenya. AIM AIR's ministry means that missionaries can serve in remote places. I am also the International Crisis Consultant for AIM and the Security and Contingency Officer for our support services in Kenya.

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Angelika Maader

5 January 2018

Angelika praises God for a good semester at INTENA in the autumn, and asks for prayer for the four Brazilian short term missionaries who will start teaching at INTENA this month. Please pray for safe travels and a smooth transition for them into Mozambique.

Angelika Maader

I teach at INTENA (Seminário Teológico Evangélico de Nampula). I am also involved in theological education in a number of different ways in Mozambique.

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Tim & Beth Wood

5 January 2018

In their latest prayer letter Tim & Beth mentioned the Advanced Studies Project that they manage, which supports students through studying at university. “This year all seven students supported by the project passed their final exams. In another six years we trust that two will be medical doctors. One is due to graduate next year as a nurse. Others will be teachers or engineers. We pray for and disciple the students. Please join us in praying that these young men and women will follow Jesus throughout their careers.”

Tim & Beth Wood

We serve at Sofala Bible Institute in Beira, Mozambique, and minister in a local church through discipleship and teaching.

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Tanzania

22 December 2017

“Please do continue to pray for Bart* and his wife Marie*. Recently, we were able to openly and clearly restate their need to choose Jesus, and Bart agreed to listen to some of the Bible stories again. It was encouraging to see this open door; even if it was only open a crack… We also discovered that their eldest son, who they kept saying they needed to ask for his opinion about whether to follow Jesus, is actually a witchdoctor. This helps explain why this too has just been a stronghold and barrier to them coming to faith. I know we have asked many, many times for you all to pray for this precious couple, but please let us keep pushing through in prayer. Bart is now so weak that if he wants to sit outside, he needs to be carried. His feet are often swollen, and he can only eat a little. Please pray that even now, in the 11th hour, they will be free to fall into their Saviour’s arms…We are also praying for the Christmas Day joint service…Please pray for all our neighbours and friends that they will come and be changed by God’s word and presence. Please pray too for the Christians who will attend. Please pray that God will set their hearts on fire to share God’s love with those around them.”

F*

22 December 2017

“I’m thankful for people with spiritual interest who want to watch a film that we have that explains our beliefs. Pray for time to do this when we are both free and for fruit! So there is a lot to be thankful for, despite the challenges of living here. It has been a tough few months with a smaller team, but that time is coming to an end at least for a few months and God has sustained me through it. Language has been on the back seat in more recent weeks but I am thankful for all your prayers in this, with my health and for my team…Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!”

‘F’*

Following my time as part of a TIMO team in Lchakwai, Samburu county in Kenya, I am now part of a team providing English teaching alongside evangelism and church planting on the Indian Ocean Islands.

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