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

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. 

One of AIM’s Diaspora workers in the UK says that because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the crisis in Afghanistan, and increasing numbers of refugees coming to the UK by boat, the Centre they work in has become very busy. Those at the Centre have needed to prioritise meeting people’s immediate needs over building relationships with new arrivals. Please pray that this worker will be able to find time to come alongside those using the Centre and build friendships with them. 

Please pray for fruitful discipleship with seekers and new believers among international students in France. Pray that God would lead and guide Diaspora workers to those whose hearts are ready to hear the gospel. 

A new academic year has meant that a lot of international students have travelled to France from all over the world. AIM workers in Diaspora ministry in France have been meeting lots of new students and are slowly starting to build new relationships. Please pray for God to open doors for them to share the gospel with international students. 

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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