Caroline Bell

Sent from Monyhull Church, Kings Norton

Caroline lives with the Karimojong, seeking to share the gospel, so that they may truly know Jesus for themselves.

When she was young Caroline was fascinated by Africa, and she believes that even then God was creating in her a desire to be involved in his mission there.

She trained to be a doctor, seeing that as a very practical way to demonstrate God’s love and serve those who do not ordinarily have access to medical help. After working short term in several different ministries Caroline believed God’s call was for her to live and work with those who don’t know Christ.

The Karimojong live in the north east corner of Uganda in a semi-arid area. They are cattle herders who move frequently in order to find pasture for their animals and to evade and avoid cattle raiders. There are relatively few Christians in Karamoja and Christianity is often seen as another way to protect oneself from evil or to bring prosperity. Churches can be found in the larger towns but have limited presence in rural villages. The Bible has been translated into the Karimojong language, but low literacy rates limit its use.

Since January 2018 Caroline has been part of an international team based in Moroto Town. Though involved in different activities the team shares a common vision: “For the Karimojong to be set free from darkness, to be set free from the bondage of destructive traditions, to be transformed into the full measure of Christ, and to reproduce this transformed life of Christ in their fellow tribesmen.”  

Caroline is immersing herself in culture and language learning and building friendships in the local community.  She is seeking opportunities to share the gospel, and to encourage and equip local believers to do the same.  Much of this happens within the context of friendships, bible study/discipleship groups and in partnership with the local church.  

As the team focusses on training disciples who are equipped to train others to in turn train others, they believe they will see a reproducing Karimojong church movement grow there.

Could you partner with Caroline in this work?

Latest Prayer News

Thank you for praying for the meetings to decide what the future of ministry among the Karimojong should be. The two teams are merging into one, and Caroline Bell has been asked to lead the team. The team are having a four-month period to test out whether they can remain spread over two locations. Please pray for God’s wisdom and clear direction through these next four months. 

Today, AIM leadership, Caroline Bell and the rest of the AIM teams working among the Karimojong in Uganda begin meetings to decide on the shape of AIM’s continuing ministry in the area. Pray for God’s leading in making this decision, and for unity between all involved in these discussions. 

Caroline Bell leads the AIM team serving among the Karimojong in Moroto, Uganda. A second AIM team has also been serving among the Karimojong in Kotido, and both teams and AIM’s Unit Leaders for Uganda have been considering what future ministry in the area should look like. Please pray for discernment in making these decisions, and for the teams to have open eyes and ears to God’s guidance. 

Caroline Bell leads the AIM team serving among the Karimojong in Moroto, Uganda. In February she attended a leadership training course with other AIM team leaders. Praise God for the wisdom she received there, and pray that God will use what Caroline has learned to keep growing her in godly leadership and serving her team well.

“I have been back in Uganda for 7 weeks and time has flown! A couple of weeks after returning I officially took over from Nita as team leader… The next few months hold a lot of transitions for the team. After some challenges getting a ticket, Nita leaves next week for her home assignment in Australia, and Mary leaves for the States at the end of December. Taryn returns early January and Hailey will also return later next year. The Finch family leave for their home assignment in the States at the end of May. Please pray for the team in the midst of all these coming and goings.”

Uganda

80% of Uganda is engaged in agriculture. The healthy economy of the 1960s was crippled in 1972 by the expulsion of the Asian business community, and then virtually destroyed by tyranny and wars. It has steadily improved since 1992. Under previous government regimes there were restrictions on persecuted Christians, but there is now freedom of religion. LEARN MORE

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