Ann

Sent from St Giles Church, Northampton

Ann works among an unreached people group in northern Chad, supporting a local church through Bible studies and treating mentally ill patients and epileptics in two church clinics.

She has been working with AIM in Africa since 1988, first at Kapsowar hospital in Kenya, before moving to Chad in 2004. Her work in Kapsowar prepared her well for Chad, teaching her administration skills and giving experience in a wide range of medical work. She was also very involved in church work, preaching in a local church and helping to run seminars training elders, women and youth leaders of the district’s churches. She began working in Chad at Bebalem Hospital, caring for patients and running the coordination of the church’s health centres, aiming to train others in good-quality Christian medical care.

In April 2015 Ann moved to the north of the country to work among an unreached people group. She was involved in sharing the gospel with local people and discipling believers; as well as encouraging women and teenagers at a small Arabic-speaking church; and treating mentally ill and epileptic patients.

In February 2020, Ann moved to a large village among the Neem* people. She works in a small hospital mainly seeing mentally ill and epileptic patients twice per week. The rest of her time is spent in continuing language learning and in building relationships with local women sharing the gospel where possible and preparing for a future team. She also try’s to support the work of the local church, a small, not very active church whose members are all from southern Chad. Services are conducted in French but there are many ethnic groups represented and significant numbers of women hardly speak French. Much prayer is needed for the church, for a team to help Ann in the work of reaching out, and for language learning since in some areas Arabic is spoken, in other areas they use the local language and in church and hospital French is used.

Could you partner with Ann in this work?

*Name of people group changed for their security.

Latest Prayer News

Ann is currently in the UK on Home Assignment. Please pray that this would be a time of rest and refreshment for her and that she will be able to use her time in the UK well to raise support for her ministry and encourage others in getting involved in mission. 

Give thanks for Azir* and Tahir*, students at the English Language Centre in Chad who are wanting to know more about Jesus. Pray that they would grow in their knowledge and love for him and be excited about all he is doing in their hearts and minds. 

*Names changed for security 

Give thanks for the work of the English Language Centre in Chad, and the opportunity there is to use the Bible in lessons. Pray that the words students hear and thoughts they form would linger in their minds, and that students would be interested to explore more of God’s Word. 

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. 

There are 3.7 Chadian doctors per 100,000 people in Chad. In the UK, we have 2.8 doctors for every 1,000 people. Pray for medical workers to hear God’s call and be ready and willing to serve in Chad, sharing both the gospel and their medical knowledge. 

Chad

Chad became independent from France in 1960. Since then, its politics have been characterised by violence, coups and insurgencies. It is a secular state with freedom of religion. Muslims are dominant in government, trade and the army, although they are only just the majority religion (approx 53%). LEARN MORE

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