Paul

Sent from St Mary’s Church, Maidenhead

Paul is serving in Chad, using Bible stories to teach English to young men.

Since his childhood, Paul’s heart has been longing for Africa. God has granted him many opportunities to explore this desire, and to investigate different options as he considered a long term future there. Through studying International Development and French, and then spending a year at Bible School, God has equipped Paul for practical service in Chad.

With large swathes of the country having never come into contact with the gospel, Paul considers it a privilege to play a part in taking it to those frontiers. Within the context of teaching English classes for adults he has the opportunity to study the gospel, from creation to Pentecost, with his students. Over the course of six months these classes provide the opportunity for students to better understand the truths of the prophets, sin, God’s love, salvation, and what it means to be a disciple of Christ.

After involvement in this ministry in a previous short term placement with AIM in Chad, Paul has now return to this ministry. Having developed deep friendships with a number of previous students, he is continuing to invest in those relationships, praying that God will grant more opportunities to follow up with more personal discussions about Christ and his saving work. Paul is also prioritising language learning, with a view to building better connections with those that he knows outside of the context of teaching English.

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Latest Prayer News

After a short term assignment in Chad, Paul returned to begin long term ministry, teaching English and sharing the gospel. Pray for him as he continues to learn language and build relationships with locals and his students that he may share the gospel with more depth. He is currently in the middle of three weeks’ training in Kenya. Please pray that the training will encourage and further equip Paul for his ministry, and for safe travel from Kenya to Chad when he returns. 

Praise God that, as they use the Bible as a text for their studies, some of Paul’s English students in Chad are genuinely wrestling with the claims Jesus made and are considering the possibility that Jesus is God. Pray that the Holy Spirit would open the eyes of their hearts to see Jesus for who he truly is.

Since Paul first went to Chad for a short term placement in 2018 he has had many gospel conversations with two friends. They recently visited Paul in the town he was staying to learn Arabic and the local culture, and even joined him at church on the Sunday. Please pray for these two friends, that God would use the conversations they have had with Paul and the time they spent at church to lead them to accept the gospel and turn to Jesus.

Paul has arrived in Chad and has enjoyed re-connecting with friends in his location, where he worked in a previous short term placement. Please pray for one of his previous students from that placement, who was very interested in the Bible stories that Paul used in teaching his English class. In Paul’s recent visit to him they went over their previous conversations about God again. Please pray that this friend will come to faith, and for other friends who have shown interest in the Bible.

Please pray for Paul, who is preparing for his first long term assignment with AIM in Chad. He has previously served with AIM in Chad as a short term missionary working to teach English, and is looking forward to returning to this ministry as a long term missionary.

Chad

Chad became independent from France in 1960. Since then, its politics have been characterised by violence, coups and insurgencies. It is a secular state with freedom of religion. Muslims are dominant in government, trade and the army, although they are only just the majority religion (approx 53%). LEARN MORE

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