Leanne

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

One of AIM’s Diaspora workers in the UK serves in a Refugee Day Centre, which has been keeping a socially distanced food and clothing service going most of last year. Please pray for the Centre as they offer much needed services within current Covid-19 restrictions.

AIM’s missionaries involved in Diaspora ministry in France share on PrayAfrica.org: “Pray for the Covid cases to lessen and no further restrictions. This city is one of two with the highest cases in France and more restrictions clamping down on activities have been put in place. Continue praying for opportunities to proclaim truth and hearing well with the mask challenges.”

“In the midst of social-distancing restrictions, we are grateful for online technology… I have been encouraged to see how God is growing the international women’s sewing group in the midst of lockdown. The team of helpers now meets weekly by Zoom to pray and plan. In addition, ladies are inviting friends to join the 2-hour online sewing sessions. Not only do the ladies learn to embroider but the group also discusses a Bible verse while they sew. This month, we talked about things that make us fearful using 2 Timothy 1:7. Please pray that the ladies would come to know ‘God who gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.’”

One of AIM’s missionaries involved in Diaspora ministry in the UK shares on PrayAfrica.org: “There are still a lot of restrictions in place here regarding meeting people inside buildings, but we are free to meet people outside. As a result, and with the warm weather, my diary is more or less full. We give thanks for this. Pray for fruitful conversations.”

Simon is AIM’s Diaspora UK Unit Leader, developing opportunities for AIM members to share the gospel among Africa Diaspora in the UK. “When the Covid-19 pandemic started I realised I was going to be working from home more, at least initially. So I enrolled on an online Teaching English as a Foreign Language course. The course, which I will complete in a few weeks’ time, has been interesting and I am already seeing benefits as I help refugees improve their English. I am currently meeting one-to-one with three individuals one or two times a week. The lessons are being done outside (usually in a park). While this type of setting is not ideal, meeting one-to-one is giving me the opportunity to get to know the students and have discussions with them that would be difficult in group settings.” Please pray for the three men that Simon is currently teaching English and that Simon will be able to share the good news of Jesus with them too.

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

Diaspora

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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