Ruth Mahood

Ruth is currently in the UK on Study Leave, but before this she worked among the Karimojong in Uganda. Through work within healthcare and the local church, she worked to make Jesus known among this unreached people group. While she studies Ruth assists with Africa Based Orientation (ABO), AIM’s three week training programme for new missionaries held in Kenya.

Ruth left her work amongst the Karimojong in 2017 for health reasons. As God slowly healed the physical and emotional wounds he also guided her to a different area of ministry. In 2019 Ruth began studying for a qualification in counselling. God has given Ruth a vision to, in the future, use counselling to support missionaries to thrive where God has called them.

When Ruth began serving among the Karimojong she thought she would walk down rural roads in Uganda for many years to come. God had other plans and closed the door to serving in Uganda, which was hard to understand. But through serving at ABO Ruth is part of a team who support, encourage and equip many others for service along the African roads God has called each of them to walk.

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Ruth Mahood is currently in the UK on Study Leave, training to be a counsellor. Next week she will travel to Kenya to support the running of AIM’s Africa Based Orientation (ABO) training conference for new missionaries. Please pray for Ruth and the ABO team in their final preparations for the conference, and please pray for the 35 new missionaries who will attend. 

Ruth Mahood is currently in the UK on Study Leave, training to be a counsellor. She is now fully qualified, and is furthering her studies with a one-year distance degree in counselling while gaining counselling experience and working towards professional accreditation. Praise God for how he has sustained Ruth through her training so far, and please continue to pray that she will grow as a counsellor through the next year of studying and working. 

Ruth Mahood is currently in the UK on Study Leave, training to be a counsellor. While in the UK, she intended to help to run AIM’s Africa Based Orientation (ABO) but the Covid-19 pandemic has prevented that recently. The next ABO is planned for July; please pray that whether or not Ruth is able to serve because of travel restrictions she will be able to trust in God’s sovereign control and purpose.

Ruth is currently in the UK on Study Leave. While she studies, Ruth has been assisting with Africa Based Orientation (ABO), AIM’s three-week training programme for missionaries held in Kenya. “I had anticipated that I would be in Kenya when I sent this letter. However, the ABO that was due to take place in July/August was cancelled. Many African countries continue with differing levels of lockdown and many continue to keep their borders closed… There are also many missionaries who have had to change plans for their Home Assignments and families who have been separated since lockdown began. There are those who were preparing to return to Africa after Home Assignment who sit and wait for when they can return and those preparing to go for the first time waiting for the green light to book flights. At present there has been no decision on when the next ABO will run. So I wait patiently to hear when I will next be able to serve in Kenya. Pray for African countries as they manage the virus. Pray for missionaries who are under various levels of lockdown and restrictions and those who wait to be able to travel home to see family and friends. Pray that God’s word would continue to be proclaimed despite these restrictions. Pray for those missionaries who are waiting to travel to Africa. With so much uncertainty pray for wisdom for AIM leadership as they plan for the future.”

Ruth Mahood is currently on Study Leave in the UK. “In July I had a great time at ABO helping Sonya as she coordinated the training of new AIM mis­sionaries. It was a privilege to be able to serve in this role and have a small part in supporting over 20 new missionaries and their children in what was for many, their first weeks in Africa… All those who attended the training are now at their ministry locations or are completing language study prior to heading to places across Africa. A large number of those who attended ABO have gone to serve at Rift Valley Academy (RVA). RVA is a boarding school in Kenya and people have gone to serve there as teachers, dorm parents and in many other roles that are needed on a busy campus. Remember them as they all settle into their new roles. Others are now serving with AIM Air and will fly missionaries and supplies to remote locations. While others have gone to unreached people groups to live and through the building of relationships show the love of God in their new communities. Praise God for ABO and all the new missionaries who are starting out in service in Africa. Remember them as they transition and get to grips with language, culture and their roles. Please pray for [the current] ABO [15th October-5th November]: remember Sonya as she prepares and leads the next training in October. Pray for energy for myself and all the leaders and participants. Pray for health for everyone while there (tummy trouble often hits many).”

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