Christoff and Sarah Power

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Chris and Sarah are based in Kijabe, Kenya. Chris is the Personnel Officer for AIM Southern Region, and Sarah teaches at Rift Valley Academy.

The Powers lived and worked among the Shibushi unreached people in Mayotte from 2010-2019. Mayotte is a small tropical island located in the Indian Ocean. It became an overseas department of France in 2011 and has since become the home of many immigrants from Africa and neighbouring islands. The islanders practise folk Islam but French development has also brought a modern secular culture to the island.

On Mayotte, the Powers ran a School Support and English Centre in the community where they helped children with basic literacy, French and maths and taught English courses to youth and adults. This met a real need in the community and was an excellent way to serve local families. Chris and Sarah intentionally lived out and shared their faith as they participated in community life and invested in relationships with the people around them.

In 2019, the Power family moved from Mayotte to Nairobi, where Chris and Sarah began serving in the Southern Region office. Chris served as Regional Administrative Officer until Mat Linley took over the role in 2020, and Chris now serves as the Region’s Personnel officer. Sarah served in Member Care and was a coach for Southern Region until the family moved to Kijabe at the end of 2020 so that Sarah could serve at Rift Valley Academy as a teacher.

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Latest Prayer News

Chris and Sarah Power are based in Kijabe, Kenya. Chris serves as the Personnel Officer for AIM Southern Region, and Sarah teaches at Rift Valley Academy. For the next few days they are travelling to Mayotte to visit friends and neighbours from when they served with AIM there previously. Please pray that they will be able to make the most of their time seeing others and be an encouragement to those they reconnect with. 

Chris Power serves as AIM Southern Region’s Personnel Officer. Southern Region are hoping to send 100 African missionaries across at least one border in the next three years, because they would love to see more African workers to be inspired, equipped and sent to unreached people groups. Please pray with us that God will send more African missionaries through AIM Southern Region. 

Please pray for Rift Valley Academy, its staff and students as they continue term while taking measures to reduce the potential spread of Covid-19 including using masks, social distancing and quarantining dormitories with potential cases. Please pray that those finding this a difficult time will know God’s peace and sustaining. Pray for the school’s staff as they navigate another academic year during the Covid-19 pandemic, including Peter and Katy Wilson and Sarah Power. 

The new school year at Rift Valley Academy begins on Monday, and this academic year Sarah Power will be teaching French, coordinating the school’s International GCSE programme and studying an online PGCE International qualification. Please pray for Sarah as she begins the new school year, planning lessons and getting to know her students. 

Mat Linley and Chris Power work in AIM Southern Region’s office. The Covid-19 pandemic is making it very difficult to send missionaries to new assignments in the region, so please pray for wisdom for Mat and Chris in making alternative arrangements and knowing when and how to place new missionaries. 

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