Hannah

Sent from Woodgreen Evangelical Church, Worcester

Hannah teaches the children of cross-cultural Christian workers at Wellspring Academy in Chad.

Hannah first felt called to ministry among Third Culture Kids (TCKs) in 2010 when she taught at an international school in Rwanda. The TCK’s ‘third culture’ is made up of experiences that are unique to a child growing up with an internationally-mobile lifestyle.

Hannah has been teaching with AIM since 2013, working in a number of different contexts. Since 2016 Hannah has taught at Wellspring Academy, Chad. Wellspring Academy serves the children of cross-cultural Christian workers. While providing a quality education is at the heart of Wellspring’s work, providing a safe space for the students to talk, interact with others and grow in their faith as they live cross-culturally are all vital components of what the school does. TCKs often feel their strongest sense of belonging among other TCKs because they share a highly mobile lifestyle, and because of this Wellspring also offers support to homeschooling families across Chad.

Hannah teaches the youngest class and as well as teaching she works with the staff team to develop curriculum and policies as the school grows and develops. She is involved with running the homeschool weeks twice a year for those homeschooling their children across the country. She is also continuing to study French and build relationships in the community.

Hannah is also involved with her local church, which provides opportunities to grow in relationships, service and speaking French. She particularly appreciates the fellowship of the ladies group which she is a part of.

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Latest Prayer News

Hannah is in the UK on Home Assignment and hopes to return to her assignment as a teacher at Wellspring Academy in Chad this July. Currently, Covid-19 restrictions mean that she can’t fly to Chad directly from the UK, so please pray that God will provide a way for her to travel safely. Pray that she will use her remaining time in the UK well as she prepares to return to Chad. 

Hannah is currently in the UK on Home Assignment. Please pray that God will provide a way for her to return to Chad at the right time this summer, and for wisdom for Hannah to know how to best use her time in the UK until then.

“Recently, my home church has been going through a sermon series about ‘respectable sins’. I was struck by the sermon on pride. The preacher observed what happened when Jesus talked about who would betray him. Instead of looking around and pointing the finger at others, the disciples asked, “Is it I?” As I take on this team leader role, along with classroom teaching and day-to-day management of the school building, I am so aware of the pride in my own heart. I am not short of opportunities to note my own inadequacy, yet I also see the temptation to try and cover it up or cast attention elsewhere. I share this because my heart’s desire is that the opportunity I have been given to lead this year will also be an opportunity to grow in humility. That, like the disciples, I will look at myself and ask, “Is it I?” and grow in my reliance on the Lord. So, out of everything I will ask for prayer for this year, becoming a humble, confident leader who is sensitive to the Spirit’s leading is number one. Thank you for praying!”

“We are currently making decisions about class groupings, future plans for Wellspring and preparing for Debbie’s home assignment. No decisions have been made yet. As I wait for more information to come, the reminder in Colossians [2:6-7] to dig deep into God’s truth, knowing that I am not alone, has been such a blessing. Please pray for our team as we meet to discuss vision and strategy for Wellspring.”

“Things at Wellspring are going well and the students are growing academically and spiritually, which is a joy to see. Recently we have been learning about Moses and it has been wonderful to explore how faith impacts our actions and attitudes, and how God has a great salvation plan… We memorise scripture each week and recently learned a series of passages from Exodus, including ‘The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.’ (Exodus 14:14). This is one of my favourite verses in the whole Bible, in part because I need the daily reminder to be still before the Lord, but also because it reveals the glorious truth that we are on the winning side. It has been interesting to see my students wrestle with the challenges set before us in the book of Exodus: The challenge to trust, to follow, to resist the temptation to complain, to pursue holiness… Praise the Lord that our school is a place where we can discuss and pray through these things. Thank you for praying for our class as we grow in our faith together.”

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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