After a short term assignment in Chad, Paul returned to begin long term ministry, teaching English and sharing the gospel. Pray for him as he continues to learn language and build relationships with locals and his students that he may share the gospel with more depth. He is currently in the middle of three weeks’ training in Kenya. Please pray that the training will encourage and further equip Paul for his ministry, and for safe travel from Kenya to Chad when he returns.
Yesterday was the last working day for Deborah Kong, our Finance Director, as she is moving on to join IFES. Join us in giving thanks for the faithful commitment to AIM she has shown over the 21 years that she has worked for the European office. Pray for her in her new role, and for the remaining members of the office finance team as they adjust.
Alan and Pauline Jordan serve in Marsabit, northern Kenya, where Alan teaches at the Northern Bible Training Centre and Pauline works in a local Primary school. Sadly, the area is experiencing a water shortage because it didn’t receive enough rain in April and May. Please pray that God will send more rain before the next rainy season is due in October, and for wisdom for AIM’s missionaries in the area to know how they can best support others and show God’s love during this time of drought.
Martin and Joy Koch serve among the Samburu in Maralal, Kenya. A few weeks ago, eight men were licensed as pastors, and the Kochs share that it is encouraging to see the number of workers growing and new churches established. Please pray for unity among the pastors and workers, and that their love for one another will show that they are truly disciples of Jesus (John 13:35).
Pray for more people to hear God’s call to go to unreached people groups in Chad. There are 78 people groups in Chad still waiting to hear the gospel, and far too few people to take the good news to them. Pray particularly for French speaking people to be willing to live and minister in Chad.
Hervé and Nathalia Ramangalahy are part of a ministry team serving among the Sakalava on the island of Nosy Be in Madagascar. They are hoping to run a summer camp for local children in August, and ask for prayer for wisdom in organising it because they are planning it entirely from scratch. Pray that God will provide everything they need to be able to bless the children through this camp.
Please continue to pray for the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa as the number of cases and deaths from Covid-19 are increasing in multiple countries across the continent. Several countries have re-introduced restrictions. Patients who are critically ill are more likely to die than in other parts of the world because of limited healthcare resources. Pray that God will limit the spread of the virus; that even after such a long time people will abide by restrictions to curb the spread; and that African countries will be able to receive the vaccines they need. Visit eu.aimint.org/covid-19 for more updates on how you can pray for the pandemic.
Last weekend Annette flew to her first assignment and is currently in self-isolation before travelling to join the rest of her team later this week and beginning her homestay with a local family to start learning the local language and culture. Please pray for Annette as she settles into a new team, location, culture and ministry.
AIM’s GO programme is a short term discipleship and mission programme which equips participants with the basic skills to live and share the gospel with people who have never heard it. Today is the first day of a week-long team training for our French-speaking GO programme, which runs until Sunday 11th July. Please pray that the programme will be a life-transforming experience for the participants, where God speaks to their hearts and shows them what his call is for them in taking part in the great commission.