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.