Could you be a helper for a children’s group at a conference? Come and help the children of brand new mission workers think through their own transition as they arrive in Africa with their families.
AIM’s new long term missionaries begin their time in Africa with a three week Africa Based Orientation (ABO) in Kenya. ABO is there to introduce new missionaries to the core values of being an AIM missionary. Our short term support teams provide a vital ministry in caring for the children of new missionaries and helping in their own transition and orientation.
Ministry & Type of work
While parents attend the adult orientation, their children also enjoy a structured children’s programme designed to immerse them into life and ministry in Africa at an age-appropriate level. The children’s team assist in delivering the orientation which is lead by a local team member, and support the children as well through their time at ABO. This ministry makes a great difference to the children as they prepare for their new lives in Africa. Following the completion of the three week orientation, there is an option, if available, to spend another one week exploring other AIM ministries in Kenya. This week can be extended if desired. There is also the opportunity to meet new AIM missionaries.
Qualifications & Experience
- previous experience of working with children
- the ability to engage and relate to children/youth
Start Date: January, July and October each year
Duration: at least 4 weeks
Each conference is different and the size and age range of the group of children will vary each time.