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

Praise God that the Welsh government has eased restrictions, which means that for the first time since March 2020 the International Women’s Sewing Group in Cardiff (part of AIM’s Diaspora ministry) will be back working together on sewing machines. Please ask God to provide both helpers and ladies to attend as they seek to share God’s love in these sewing classes.

Teaching English as a second language is often how diaspora workers serve those who have come to English-speaking countries from overseas. Please pray that workers involved in teaching English will serve their students well. Pray for opportunities to talk about faith and to share God’s love with those they are serving. 

Please pray for the Short Term UK Diaspora team, which begins today and runs until 8th August. The team is partnering with a Midlands city centre church to run a week of events building on the work this church has already been doing among its diverse local community. Pray that the local community will see something of God’s love for them through these events. Pray for opportunities for team and church members to speak of Jesus. Please pray for this church’s ongoing witness to the community.

Please pray for the Short Term Diaspora outreach team that will be running in the UK, starting next weekend. Please pray that the team will be a blessing to the ministry of the church that they will be working alongside. Pray that all the team members will remain free from Covid-19 infection and that the team wouldn’t be disrupted by members needing to self-isolate. 

Part of the ministry of one of AIM’s Diaspora workers is their involvement in a homework club for teenagers whose first language is not English. Praise God that the homework club has been able to re-start and expand as the UK’s Covid-19 restrictions have been easing. Please pray that God will provide more Christian volunteers who have a heart to serve these students and share their faith with them. 

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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