Christoff and Sarah Power

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Chris and Sarah work in Southern Region’s office, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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.

Could you partner with Chris and Sarah in this work?

Latest Prayer News

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. 

Bruce and Jan Rossington are based at Rift Valley Academy (RVA), where Jan teaches GCSE French, and oversees the school’s International GCSE programme and students’ UCAS applications. This term Jan will be working alongside Sarah Power to hand over her responsibilities to Sarah before the family moves to the UK this summer. Please pray for Jan and Sarah as they work together this term. Praise God that he has provided someone to take over Jan’s responsibilities, and pray that the handover to Sarah will go well.

Chris Power serves as AIM Southern Region’s Personnel Officer. The Covid-19 pandemic has made placing new missionaries in the region a challenge, and ongoing attacks in the Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique have meant that the AIM team based in Pemba have had to relocate. Please pray for Chris as he oversees both new and current missionaries in the region, and that God will give him the wisdom he needs to serve them well.

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