Margot Knight

Sent from Christ Church at All Saints Wandsworth

Margot grew up in South Africa. Although she went to church as a child, it was in late 2009 when she first understood that her sin separated her from God and she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour. Even at this early stage, Margot had a desire for mission work in Africa.  

In 2011 Margot moved to London, UK, and has lived there ever since. During her time in London, Margot’s desire for mission work in Africa grew and, in 2017, doors began opening. A trip to visit mission partners in Rwanda in 2017 confirmed this desire, as well as conversations with other missionaries. 

Margot began contacting mission organisations and commenced Bible studies at the Proclamation Trust in London. In 2019, Margot was sent by her home church, Christ Church at All Saints, to become a staff member at The Bridge. The Bridge church (pictured left) is based on an estate in Battersea and has given Margot the opportunity to evangelise and disciple in a cross-cultural context.  

Over the years, Margot’s desire for mission work began to focus more on unreached people groups in Africa, leading her to reach out to AIM. In 2020 Margot was accepted as a member of AIM, supported by her sending church, Christ Church at All Saints. 

Margot plans to leave for Tanzania in 2021 to become part of a Training In Ministry Outreach (TIMO) team. God willing, she’ll spend two and a half years among the people of Likawage, a 100% Muslim people group who have yet to hear the good news of Jesus.

Latest Prayer News

Today is Hannah Jackson’s commissioning service, as she prepares to fly to Tanzania to begin serving on a TIMO team in Tanzania next month. Margot Knight had her commissioning service last week. Please pray for Hannah and Margot as they are in the final stages of preparation before joining the team. Please pray that Covid-19 restrictions wouldn’t prevent them travelling as planned, and that they will know God’s protection, comfort and nearness. 

Hannah Jackson and Margot Knight are preparing to leave the UK for Tanzania in November to begin serving on a TIMO team in Likawage, Tanzania. Please pray for Hannah and Margot as they prepare to be housemates together in Likawage and learn how to live very differently from in the UK. Pray that the challenges of living in a different context and culture will drive them towards a greater and deeper dependence on Jesus. 

Praise God that he has provided all the financial support that Margot Knight needs to begin her assignment in Tanzania in the autumn! Pray that, as Margot prepares to leave for Tanzania in a few months’ time, she will be able to say goodbye to friends and family well, that the practical details around moving to Tanzania will fall into place, and that her upcoming service will provide opportunities to speak to others about God. 

Margot Knight recently attended AIM’s online Europe Based Orientation for missionaries preparing to serve with AIM for the first time. Please pray that Margot will be able to remember and reflect on what she has learned, and that it will prepare her well for when she begins her first assignment in the autumn.

Following the death, last Wednesday, of John Magufuli, President of Tanzania, please continue to lift the nation of Tanzania in your prayers. Pray for the new President, Samia Suluhu Hassan as she assumes her role in difficult circumstances, and leads the nation in a time of national mourning. Pray particularly for continued peace in Tanzania.

Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the world’s poorest nations; agricultural subsistence dominates its economy. Health and education sectors require massive investments.There is freedom of religion; all major faiths have the ability to share and propagate their faith. Christianity makes up 54% of the population with Islam totalling 31%. LEARN MORE

TIMO

TIMO is Training In Ministry Outreach. It is a two-year programme that trains new cross-cultural workers from around the world to do ministry in Africa. LEARN MORE
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