Hannah

Sent from Woodgreen Evangelical Church, Worcester

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

Hannah has been teaching with AIM for over six years, working in a number of different contexts. She currently teaches at Wellspring Academy, Chad. Wellspring Academy serves the children of cross-cultural Christian workers through a day school and homeschool support.

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

“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.”

“We have so much hope because of Jesus and I am so grateful for the joy he pours into my days. My class are an absolute hoot, we laugh every day. One of my new students has medical needs and God has graciously helped him (and me!) settle into the new routine really well. I have started an English Club for students who are ELL (English Language Learners) which is proving to be a great little community for them. We have introduced new ideas for spiritual formation during our chapel times and are seeing growth in our whole school community as they pray and share together. These are examples of his work here, and I am so thankful that he is equipping me to be part of it.” Praise God for a good start to the school year, and please pray that God would continue to equip Hannah to serve her students well.

“GREAT NEWS! We have a teacher who is able to come and teach from August to December, which will cover Heidi’s home assignment. In my next letter, I will share more details about how that came about, and the testimony it is to God’s Sovereignty and plans. Thank you for your understanding and continued prayers! What this means for me…It means I will teach just 2 grades (1 and 2). This is a wonderful answer to prayer, there were lots of dynamics that led us to pray for this change in class size, and we are grateful for God’s provision. We are continuing to pray for a teacher for January-June 2019 so that I can go on home assignment, and for the following school year to cover for Debbie. If a teacher can come by this December (in order to transition with me), I will go on Home Assignment as planned late December/early January. If this is not the case, I am prepared to postpone my home assignment so that we can complete the year with 3 classes. I am at peace about both options and trust the Lord will make His will clear in due course. Please keep praying: for teachers, and for grace as we wait on the Lord.”

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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