Carrie Pither

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Carrie is volunteering part-time as AIM’s International Crisis Consultant, after formally finishing serving long term with AIM at the end of 2021. Her role ensures the organisation is aware and prepared in the management of risk, security and crisis, and serves AIM’s Sending and Receiving Regions worldwide. She is continuing in this voluntary role until handing it over to Barry Mann in October.

She started serving with AIM in 2016 as AIM Air’s Executive Officer. AIM Air supports the wider work of AIM and other charities, flying missionaries, pastors and cargo over some of the world’s most inhospitable terrain, to bring hope and the good news. They have two main bases, one in Kenya and one in Uganda.

In an area representing eight countries and over eight million square kilometers, spanning the homelands of over 250 million people, AIM Air is a vehicle to help take the Great Commission to the ends of the earth. Its mission is the coordination and delivery of safe, reliable, and economical air transport service to enhance the ministries of evangelical missionaries, church workers, and Christian relief and development agencies in the region. The people it serves are working in church planting, evangelism, community development, medical missions, children’s education, pastoral training, emergency relief, Bible translation, short term missions and more. 

Since December 2017 Carrie has been serving as AIM’s International Crisis Consultant, remaining in Nairobi. Her role provides a service across the whole organisation, including the Mobilising and Receiving Regions.

The countries in which AIM works may be affected by war, political turmoil, terrorism and crime, so continual security awareness and practical preparation is essential. However, balancing the tension between the leading of the Holy Spirit, wise stewardship, and God’s invitation to risk is complex.

AIM’s mandate is to fulfil the Great Commission, and as our missionaries continue in our founders’ footsteps many of the risks and challenges involved in reaching the unreached remain the same now as they were then. Christian workers build resilience into gospel ministry through good security practices that ensure both the voice and presence of the gospel will continue to advance in difficult places.

Carrie is involved in advising regions, teams, missionaries and AIM’s International Office in many aspects of risk management and security. She is also involved in new missionaries’ training and orientation in security protocols, contingency plans and safety before they arrive on the mission field.

Latest Prayer News

At the end of December Carrie Pither formally finished serving with AIM as a long term missionary, but she will continue to serve as Crisis Consultant in a voluntary capacity until Barry Mann takes over the role in October. Praise God for Carrie’s service with AIM over the last five-and-a-half years! Please pray that she will flourish in the plans that God has for her next. 

Carrie Pither serves as AIM’s International Crisis Consultant. In recent weeks she has been saying goodbye to friends and colleagues in Nairobi, Kenya ahead of her relocating to the UK this  coming weekend and beginning her Home Assignment. Please pray for safe and smooth travel for Carrie, and that she will know God’s presence with her as she quarantines. 

Carrie Pither serves as AIM’s International Crisis Consultant, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Carrie is planning to relocate back to the UK in the summer, taking on additional work for AIM’s International Office in Bristol while continuing her current ministry. Pray that Carrie will say goodbye to friends and co-workers in Nairobi well over the coming weeks, and for peace while making all the arrangements needed to move to the UK.

“Work continues to be busy with policy implementation, creating the new online security learning sessions, delivering training/briefings and general ongoing security matters. The situations in Uganda (elections) and Ethiopia (brink of civil war) are of particular concern at the moment with a potential broader impact on the stability of East Africa. The Kenyan Presidential elections are due in 2022 and already the political environment is becoming tense. The global travel situation and the associated Covid arrangements change frequently and rapidly causing our missionaries and their families ongoing difficulties as they travel.” Please pray for Carrie, that God would give her all she needs to help AIM act wisely in these situations.

Carrie is currently working from the UK because of the Covid-19 pandemic. “In early July the Kenyan President lifted the restrictions on international flights. And so, my flight to Nairobi is booked for 8th August. I am ready to be home but it will be so hard to leave my family especially in these uncertain times. On my arrival in Nairobi, I will self-quarantine for 14 days in my own home (the current regulations are a little uncertain but I am planning to do so).  My intention is to settle back into my house and commence working from home until it is safe to return to the office. Kenya has put in place many of the Covid 19 restrictions that we are seeing globally. In addition, there is a night time curfew (9pm – 4am) and the wearing of masks in all public space.” At the moment travel is unpredictable, so please pray that Carrie will be able to fly back to Kenya this weekend and for safe travel.

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