Sent from All Saints Hampreston and Stapehill, Dorset

Leanne began serving as a long term missionary in 1997. Along with her husband, and three girls, Leanne served in Mayotte to seek to reach the unreached there with the gospel. Living in the village of Sada, they learned Shimaore and looked to make disciples who will in turn make disciples. They also served in Marseille, working to reach people from the Indian Ocean Islands with the gospel.

In 2017, the family moved to Cardiff, UK. Cardiff, like many cities in the UK, has become a culturally diverse city with much immigration in recent years, particularly from Muslim people groups. Many of these people have emigrated from Africa. The vision for the ministry in Cardiff is as follows:

To see local believers mobilised to evangelise and disciple the African unreached diaspora of Cardiff.

The local church is God’s instrument to reach the world for Christ. However, sometimes the local church has difficulty fulfilling its God-given mandate, particularly when it comes to reaching its Muslim neighbours. Leanne seeks to help the local church overcome the barriers that can inhibit ministry to these unreached diaspora peoples.

Could you partner with Leanne in this work?

Latest Prayer News

Please pray for the international women’s English classes being run by one of our Diaspora workers in the UK, which now include a beginner’s class for recently-arrived Ukrainian women and a literacy class for women who can’t read or write in any language. Praise God for these opportunities to serve among international women, and pray that God will open hearts and minds to his word through this ministry.

It can be easy to feel anxious stepping out of your comfort zone to reach out to those who are different from you. Please pray that Christians and their churches would be willing to overcome this obstacle to build relationships with people in African diaspora communities near them. Please pray that they would form friendships where they are able to talk about what they believe and share their hope in Jesus. 

Sandrine is a short term missionary serving in diaspora ministry in Montreal, Canada. She is involved with weekly food and clothing banks, monthly children’s clubs and English classes for immigrants. Please pray that she will show God’s love to those she meets and be able to speak of the hope she has in Jesus. 

Refugees often don’t choose where they are sent to when they move on from refugee camps, and although they are grateful to be out of danger they still grieve the loss of family, friends, culture, language and home. On top of this, they can frequently feel excluded by their new host country. Please pray that Christians in host countries will show generous hospitality to refugees driven by our faith, and please also pray for AIM’s Diaspora workers who are working to reach out to refugees and encourage local churches in this ministry as well.  

One of our Diaspora workers in the UK has been encouraged by members of their local church wanting to join in their work of teaching English and befriending refugees. They hope to be able to develop a team next year. Please pray for wisdom in making plans for ministry next year. 

United Kingdom & Europe

Ministry in the United Kingdom & Europe ranges from being a part of mobilising offices, to teaching in Bible colleges to being involved in work among the African Diaspora across the continent. LEARN MORE


Taking the good news of Jesus to Africa’s hardest to reach people does not always mean a move to Africa. Today, millions of Africans live outside of Africa: in North America, Europe, and around the globe – the African diaspora. LEARN MORE
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