AIM Ministry: Outreach & Evangelism
It’s no surprise that with our desire to reach the unreached with the gospel, much of our work involves outreach & evangelism. Methods vary from people group to ministry area, but sharing the good news of Jesus is at the heart of all we do. The way we reach out to women on an Indian Ocean island might be different to the way we seek to evangelise young Samburu men in rural Kenya but our vision remains the same; to see people turning to Jesus for their salvation.
All in Africa need to know the freedom there is in Jesus, including those caught up in witchcraft, ancestor worship & animism, as well as those who are adhering to other major world religions. We long to let all Africa’s people know that they can have life, in all its fullness, for comfort rather than living in fear of breaking taboos and working to earn favour in the eyes of their gods. We long to tell them of the joy there is to be found in Christ, and the redemption that he offers.
To do this, people who are passionate and eager to share Jesus, need to go to those who have never heard. This may mean going to some of the world’s hardest to reach places, physically and spiritually but can also mean sharing hope where there is none. Could you be part of this work?
Miriam and Owen Pugh are part of a team living among the Alagwa people in Tanzania. They are involved in an oral translation of the Bible into Alagwaisa, alongside community projects to improve access to water. Miriam shares with us the dynamics of being a woman in the Alagwa community, and what really matters when it comes to sharing the gospel.
For many missionaries, the call to the mission field involves crossing borders, cultures and languages. But Rosina Ferdinand’s story is a bit different. Now AIM’s country leader for Madagascar, she is a missionary living and working to share the gospel among her own people, the Sakalava, on the very island she
grew up on.