Hannah Jackson

Sent from St Nicholas’ Church, Sevenoaks

Hannah is part of a TIMO team working among the unreached Swahili and Wangindo peoples of Likawage, southeast Tanzania.

Hannah trained as a teacher and taught Geography in the UK for a number of years before spending a year on AIM’s short term programme in Korr, northern Kenya.

Since then, she has worked with Oak Hall Expeditions planning Christian holidays and conferences, and afterwards served with St Nicholas church, Sevenoaks as a ministry trainee. This role enabled her to continue studying by attending the Proclamation Trust’s Cornhill Training Course.  

TIMO (Training in Ministry Outreach) is a hands on missionary training programme designed to equip men and women for church planting among unreached people groups, providing practical hands on training while engaging in real, transformational ministry. 

Hannah has joined a small multinational team of new missionaries serving under experienced Tanzanian team leaders and working with the African Inland Church of Tanzania (AICT). The team will learn the local language (Kiswahili) and gain a deep understanding of the culture of their host community as they build relationships and share Christ among their new neighbours and friends. 

Hannah is excited to continue learning as the team work through TIMO’s specialised curriculum. The kinds of ministry she might end up being involved with may include teaching (in high school or teaching English in the community), children’s work, Bible storying, or reading the Bible with people. 

Could you partner with Hannah in this work?

Latest Prayer News

Hannah Jackson and Margot Knight are part of a TIMO team serving in Likawage, Tanzania. In February three women started coming to their church, and two of them have become Christians. Praise God for these new believers! Please pray that they will grow in their knowledge and love of God, and that he will help them to stand firm in the face of challenges to their new faith. 

Hannah Jackson is part of a TIMO team serving in Likawage, Tanzania. She is thankful for the generosity of the people she is getting to know in their patience with her language skills, lending things and giving unexpected gifts of food, but people are also asking her for items. Praise God for this culture of generosity and kindness, and please pray for wisdom for Hannah to know how to best respond to people’s requests in a way that shows God’s love and generosity. 

Margot Knight and Hannah Jackson are part of a TIMO team serving in Likawage, Tanzania. At the beginning of a TIMO team, members live with local families for a week to get to know local life. Hannah and Margot praise God for a good ‘homestay’ week and for the valuable insights they gained by staying with local families. Please pray that they will be able to build on the friendships they made during that week, and that as they learn more Kiswahili they will have more opportunities to speak to those they know about their faith in Jesus. 

Today is Hannah Jackson’s commissioning service, as she prepares to fly to Tanzania to begin serving on a TIMO team in Tanzania next month. Margot Knight had her commissioning service last week. Please pray for Hannah and Margot as they are in the final stages of preparation before joining the team. Please pray that Covid-19 restrictions wouldn’t prevent them travelling as planned, and that they will know God’s protection, comfort and nearness. 

Hannah Jackson and Margot Knight are preparing to leave the UK for Tanzania in November to begin serving on a TIMO team in Likawage, Tanzania. Please pray for Hannah and Margot as they prepare to be housemates together in Likawage and learn how to live very differently from in the UK. Pray that the challenges of living in a different context and culture will drive them towards a greater and deeper dependence on Jesus. 

Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the world’s poorest nations; agricultural subsistence dominates its economy. Health and education sectors require massive investments.There is freedom of religion; all major faiths have the ability to share and propagate their faith. Christianity makes up 54% of the population with Islam totalling 31%. LEARN MORE

TIMO

TIMO is Training In Ministry Outreach. It is a two-year programme that trains new cross-cultural workers from around the world to do ministry in Africa. LEARN MORE
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