Peter and Katy Wilson

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Sent from Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh

The Wilsons work at Rift Valley Academy (RVA) and Titchie Swot, RVA’s primary school, an AIM-run school for missionary children. Peter is the Superintendent of RVA and Katy is the Principal of Titchie Swot.

They began serving with AIM in 2002, when they worked for two years as volunteer coordinators for the Eastern Region office in Kenya. On their return to the UK they both went into teaching, and in 2009 went to Namibia to serve on an AIM team working with the Ministry of Education and the local church on the Kaisosi Evangelical Bible Church Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project, seeking to serve orphans and vulnerable children. In summer 2010 they returned to working in the Eastern Region office as Short Term Coordinators, and in 2012 joined a team seeking to reach the unreached on one of the islands in the Indian Ocean.

In December 2013, Peter and Katy returned to serve in Kenya again, this time at Titchie Swot, seeking to serve missionaries through educating and discipling their children. Peter served as the Principal and Katy taught fourth grade.

“Having worked among a Muslim people group on an Indian Ocean Island we came to a point where we sensed the Lord taking us away from that for a season, largely due to sickness and our kids’ educational needs. God has led us to Rift Valley Academy (RVA), AIM’s boarding school in Kenya. Here, we have the privilege of supporting families who, like we did, live in remote or difficult places, often places where there are no good educational options. Through RVA we now have the opportunity to help numerous families stay in their remote locations, serving to reach unreached people groups in a way they couldn’t do without educational support. Instead of having to go home for their children’s education, missionary parents are able to send their children to RVA, a place where they can be assured of the Christian teaching they receive. We are therefore more than teachers here. We are parents, coaches and mentors. While we have a desire to see all the nations God has made come before him in worship, for this season we have this wonderful privilege of discipling future missionaries here.”

In August 2021 Peter became the Superintendent of RVA and Katy took over from him as Principal of Titchie Swot.

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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. 

This weekend, pupils begin arriving at Rift Valley Academy (RVA) and Titchie Swot, AIM’s boarding schools in Kenya, for the new academic year. Please pray for Peter and Katy Wilson as they begin this new year with Peter serving as Superintendent of RVA and Katy as Principal of Titchie Swot. Pray too for protection against the spread of Covid-19 within the school. 

Please pray for Peter Wilson as he prepares to take over as the Superintendent of Rift Valley Academy in August, and pray that God will provide someone to take over his responsibilities as the Principal of Titchie Swot. 

“The Kenyan government recently allowed certain grades to return to school. Like many other countries this coincided with a spike in the number of Covid cases. The plan is for a full staged return in the next few weeks. It is still our hope however that come January we will be able to open as we are still spread all over the globe. We’re currently putting together protocols for what life will look like when we bring staff and kids back… We are in the process of surveying our student body to determine how many will return. We expect there to be a large number with many families already returning to their ministries having taken this time for a home assignment…” Please pray for Peter, Katy and the rest of the staff at RVA as they continue to make plans for the school to return to in-person teaching.

“As we’re still online there are no students except for the 20 plus staff kids. We heard that the government are proposing an October start for some schools instead of the initially proposed January start. Our hope would be that this makes our plans to start in January more likely. All schools need to fill in a lot of paperwork and be given approval and so a lot of time and effort is going into creating protocols for everyone to follow should we be allowed to return.” Please pray for the staff team at Titchie Swot and Rift Valley Academy as they work to get the right things in place for students to be able to return safely in January.

Kenya

Kenya gained independence from Britain in 1963. Since then British tourism has been a key element of Kenya’s economy, however, unemployment, poverty and crime remain high. Whilst the majority religion is Christianity, Kenya’s ethnic diversity and vast countryside means there are still many unreached with the gospel. LEARN MORE

Teaching

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