Sheona Chisholm

Sheona is AIM Europe’s Mission Advisor for Scotland which is a support based role.

Before joining Africa Inland Mission as a long term missionary in 2015, Sheona worked in nursing and midwifery for over 30 years. In 2016 she returned to the UK from serving on an AIM team in the Indian Ocean Islands, and studied at All Nations Christian College for a year. In that time, she was challenged to lay down her passion for maternal morbidity and mortality and instead be passionate about the gospel.

Sheona began serving with Africa Based Support (ABS) in Nairobi, Kenya in 2018. She started serving at ABS as Assistant Personnel Coordinator, and then as Personnel Coordinator.

Located in Nairobi, Kenya, ABS is a ministry of AIM. It exists to coordinate and provide essential support services to enhance the ministries of missionaries from AIM and several other like-minded organisations.

AIM and ABS place high value on caring for missionaries to ensure they are thriving in their cross-cultural life and ministry. Having people specifically working to provide this care is vital.

Sheona’s work with ABS was very varied, and she provided support for missionaries in a number of different areas. She provided administrative support and ensuring that systems and processes were followed.

Sheona returned to the UK in July 2020, and has now been appointed as AIM’s Mission Advisor for Scotland. As a member of the Mobilisation team, her principal responsibilities will be to promote the work of world mission, especially in raising the profile of AIM’s ministry. She will also encourage and advise those exploring getting involved in cross-cultural mission, as well as encourage others to support missionaries through praying and financial giving.

A lot of her role will involve building relationships with church leaders and potential AIM missionaries, wherever they are in their journey. Scotland has a long history of sending missionaries overseas, so Sheona hopes to be able to encourage churches and individuals to have a vision for reaching Africa’s unreached peoples, in Africa and beyond.

Could you partner with Sheona in this work?

Latest Prayer News

Give thanks that Nana Koomson began working for AIM last week. She will be helping us raise support for the Ministry of the Mission fund, which is used for our mobilising work and church engagement activity. Please pray for her as she learns more about her role and AIM and gets to know the rest of the UK office team over the coming weeks. 

Praise God that Geoff Donaldson has raised enough support to have been able to work for AIM two days per week since November. Please continue to pray that God will provide the rest of the funds needed for him to increase his working days. Please also pray for Geoff as he adapts to the role of Mission Advisor and seeks to develop AIM’s work in Ireland.

Thank you for your prayers for a Fundraising Officer. We are pleased to say we have appointed a candidate and they will be beginning work next week. Please pray for the settling in process, and that we would be able to orientate our new member of staff well, particularly considering the Covid-19 restrictions.  

Please pray for additional financial support for the work of AIM through December. So far we’ve not received the donation levels that we’d hoped for to maintain our mobilisation and member care work. Please pray for churches and individuals to come forward and support us. Pray too for good connections and opportunities to speak in churches throughout 2022. 

Tomorrow we are interviewing candidates for the fundraising officer position. Pray for the candidates as they prepare today, that they would know God’s peace as they look for a new role. Pray too that our interview panel would listen well and be able to discern God’s wisdom and leading in decision making. 

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