Lyn Cooke

Sent from Brentwood Baptist Church

Between 2011 – 2016 Lyn worked with the Church of Uganda in discipling, supporting and encouraging church leaders’ wives.

Lyn began work in Africa with AIM in 2006, working in the Central Region office for five and a half years. In 2011 she moved to Arua to work with women. Initially she went there to set up a programme for church teacher’s wives with Alice, a Ugandan pastor. Lyn had a vision to give the ladies training so they could work in partnership with their husbands and be a role model to other women. This training continues and they see an average of 50 – 60 ladies attending each session.

From January 2013 Lyn started teaching pastor’s wives in Old and New Testament at the local theological college one day a week. These ladies have been eager to learn more about God’s word looking forward to taking back to their churches. After many challenges, in April that year Alice, Lyn and two other Ugandan ladies were able to start an ALPHA course once a week in the women’s prison. A course that still continues.

Lyn retired and moved to the south coast of England in 2016.

Latest Prayer News

Please pray for a number of retired AIM missionaries who are currently in hospital; especially for Netty Sinclair who has just received a difficult diagnosis and is very ill.

On Tuesday 10th April a number of us from the office attended a thanksgiving service for the life of Colin Molyneux who served with AIM in various capacities for over 35 years, including in Kenya, Madagascar, Chad and the UK. During the service Peter Maclure, a retired AIM missionary, read out a tribute to Colin’s work with AIM which you can read here. Please pray for Colin’s wife, Rosemary, and the wider family as they continue to mourn a much loved husband, father, brother and grandfather. Give thanks for the ways in which God blessed and used Colin throughout a life which has been characterised as “a life lived for Jesus”.

“We had done ALPHA in the prison and thought this year we would do a pilot in one of the villages to see how it went. A few weeks ago we went to a nearby archdeaconry and did a continuous three day ALPHA course. We had a mixture of participants from various parishes men, women and some brigade members. It was an opportunity for some people to come into a deeper relationship with God and for others to take the first steps. Thank God for safe travels and open and responsive hearts. May they continue to grow in their Christian walk and be an influence for good in their communities.”

Uganda

80% of Uganda is engaged in agriculture. The healthy economy of the 1960s was crippled in 1972 by the expulsion of the Asian business community, and then virtually destroyed by tyranny and wars. It has steadily improved since 1992. Under previous government regimes there were restrictions on persecuted Christians, but there is now freedom of religion. LEARN MORE

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