Matthias Schilling

Sent from Er-lebt Gemeinde, Landau, Germany

Matthias is preparing to join an Inbound team in Torit, South Sudan in July 2022.

Matthias has been a follower of Jesus for just over seven years. After High School he went to an international Bible School in Australia, where for the first time he had a glimpse of a multicultural environment. He then studied Mechanical Engineering while building up a small business in photography and videography.

2020 was a challenging and painful year for Matthias due to the Covid-19 pandemic and personal circumstances, but it was also the year he grew the most personally and spiritually. He noticed three things about himself: He is still single, he loves English, and God has blessed his photography and videography. He took these things to heart and began the journey to become a missionary photographer. This path led him to AIM.

Matthias is deeply passionate about helping to spread the good news of Jesus Christ with the gifts that God has given him and would love for you to partner with him in his journey in Africa. In July 2022 he will join an Inbound team serving in Torit, South Sudan. The Inbound programme supports new missionaries as they begin ministry by providing orientation into missions work with AIM through mentorship and practical training. The Inbound team trains members in ministry, language-learning skills, building relationships with churches, and team unity, among other core AIM values. Team members then move on to permanent ministries within AIM.

Matthias is hoping to serve with AIM Stories after his time on the Inbound team. AIM Stories is a team of storytellers, sharing the story of God’s work in Africa. They visit different AIM missionaries, capture their ministry, and spread news of the miracles, joy and hope of their ministry. Their goal is to share to the local church around the globe what God has been doing; to inspire those who give and pray to missionaries; and to motivate people to take part in cross-cultural mission worldwide.

Could you partner with Matthias in this work?

Matthias is producing a magazine every year to give to his supporters that contains stories, photographs, Bible verses, songs and challenges to help you get to know him and his work better. You can also receive a cpoy from him for a one-off donation. Details of how to receive a copy are on his blog, which you can access by clicking on this link.

Latest Prayer News

Matthias Schilling is preparing to join a team in Torit, South Sudan in July. Praise God that he has reached the 70% of support raised that he needs to begin his assignment! Please continue to pray for the remaining support that he needs, and for Matthias in these final weeks of preparation and saying goodbye to friends and family before he travels to Africa. 

Matthias Schilling is preparing to join a team in Torit, South Sudan in July. Please pray for him as he continues to raise support so that he can begin his assignment in the summer. Pray that God would provide the finances he needs at the right time. 

Matthias Schilling is preparing to join an Inbound team in Torit, South Sudan in July. He has recently travelled to the USA to raise support so that he can join the team. Praise God that Matthias had an encouraging time sharing about his future work. Please pray that more people will partner with him with prayer and financial support.  

Charles, Knight and Juma are some of the young South Sudanese men who are passionate about taking the gospel to unreached villages and people groups in South Sudan. They are going by foot, bicycle and motorcycle to villages within a day’s walk of Torit. Pray they will be trained, equipped and supported, and remain enthusiastic as they face many challenges as they ‘go and make disciples of all nations.’  

Matthias Schilling is preparing to join an Inbound team in Torit, South Sudan in July. Inbound teams support new missionaries as they begin ministry by providing orientation into missions work with AIM through mentorship and practical training, so that team members can then move on into long-term ministries within AIM. Matthias currently has 80% of his financial support left to raise, so please pray that God will provide the finances he needs to be able to join the team. If you would like to support him financially or through prayer, please visit his webpage at eu.aimint.org/matthiasschilling 

South Sudan

South Sudan became the world’s newest country on 9 July 2011. It was the outcome of the 2005 peace deal that ended Africa’s longest-running civil war. The majority of the population adhere to Christianity. Only 18% call themselves Muslim unlike Sudan, which is 97%. LEARN MORE

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