Africa
Inland Mission

Caroline Bell

Sent from Monyhull Church, Kings Norton

When she was young Caroline was fascinated by Africa, and she believes that even then God was creating in her a desire to be involved in his mission there.

She trained to be a doctor, seeing that as a very practical way to demonstrate God’s love and serve those who do not ordinarily have access to medical help. After working short term in several different ministries Caroline believed God’s call was for her to live and work with those who don’t know Christ.

80% of Uganda is engaged in agriculture. The healthy economy of the 1960s was crippled in 1972 by the expulsion of the Asian business community, and then virtually destroyed by tyranny and wars. It has steadily improved since 1992. Under previous government regimes there were restrictions on persecuted Christians, but there is now freedom of religion.

The Karimojong live in the North East corner of Uganda in a semi-arid area. They are cattle herders who move frequently in order to find pasture for their animals and to evade and avoid cattle raiders. There are relatively few Christians in Karamoja and Christianity is often seen as another way to protect oneself from evil or to bring prosperity. Churches can be found in the larger towns but have limited presence in rural villages. The Bible has been translated into the Karimojong language, but low literacy rates limit its use.

Since January 2018 Caroline has been part of an international team based in Moroto Town. Though involved in different activities the team shares a common vision: “For the Karimojong to be set free from darkness, to be set free from the bondage of destructive traditions, to be transformed into the full measure of Christ, and to reproduce this transformed life of Christ in their fellow tribesmen.”  

Caroline is immersing herself in culture and language learning and building friendships in the local community.  She is seeking opportunities to share the Gospel, and to encourage and equip local believers to do the same.  Much of this happens within the context of friendships, bible study/discipleship groups and partnership with my local church.  

As the team focusses on training disciples who are equipped to train others to in turn train others, they believe they will see a reproducing Karimojong church movement grow there.

Could you partner with Caroline in this work?

Partner with Caroline Bell

Caroline lives with the Karimojong, seeking to share the gospel, so that they may truly know Jesus for themselves.

If you would like to partner with Caroline in your prayers, gifts and practical support, please download and complete this form and return to Freepost RTJH-JRZE-XXKX Africa Inland Mission, Halifax Place, Nottingham NG1 1QN.

For any queries, please email: donations.eu@aimint.org

 

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