Africa
Inland Mission

Carrie Pither

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Carrie began serving with AIM in 2016 as AIM Air’s Executive Officer. AIM Air is AIM’s airfleet based in Nairobi, and it supports the wider work of AIM and other charities, flying missionaries, pastors and cargo over some of the world’s most inhospitable terrain, to bring hope and the good news. They have two main bases, one in Kenya and one in Uganda.

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.

In an area representing eight countries and over eight million square kilometers, spanning the homelands of over 250 million people, AIM Air is a vehicle to help take the Great Commission to the ends of the earth. Its mission is the coordination and delivery of safe, reliable, and economical air transport service to enhance the ministries of evangelical missionaries, church workers, and Christian relief and development agencies in the region. The people it serves are working in church planting, evangelism, community development, medical missions, children’s education, pastoral training, emergency relief, Bible translation, short term missions and more. 

Since December 2017 Carrie has also been serving as AIM’s International Crisis Consultant, remaining in Nairobi. Her role provides a service across the whole organisation, including the Mobilising and Receiving Regions.

The countries in which AIM works may be affected by war, political turmoil, terrorism and crime, so continual security awareness and practical preparation is essential. However, balancing the tension between the leading of the Holy Spirit, wise stewardship, and God’s invitation to risk is complex.

AIM’s mandate is to fulfil the Great Commission, and as our missionaries continue in our founders’ footsteps many of the risks and challenges involved in reaching the unreached remain the same now as they were then. Christian workers build resilience into gospel ministry through good security practices that ensure both the voice and presence of the gospel will continue to advance in difficult places.

Carrie is involved in advising regions, teams, missionaries and AIM’s International Office in many aspects of risk management and security. She is also involved in new missionaries’ training and orientation in security protocols, contingency plans and safety before they arrive on the mission field.

Could you partner with Carrie in this work?

Partner with Carrie Pither

Carrie is serving as the International Crisis Consultant. Her role ensures the organisation is aware and prepared in the management of risk, security and crisis. Carrie also serves in the management of AIM AIR, based in Nairobi, Kenya. AIM AIR’s ministry means that missionaries can serve in remote places.

If you would like to partner with Carrie 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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  • Why do we need a crisis consultant? - Carrie Pither has recently taken on the role of AIM’s Crisis Consultant, with Harry*. She has spent the first months researching the main aspects that will underpin their roles and work, which has included the theology of risk and AIM’s duty of care.
  • Joining the dots - Carrie Pither has been in Africa for 9 months now, and she tells us how she has become aware of how her role plays a part in the vision of the Great Commission...
  • AIM Air evacuations - What did 25th December look like for you? For the SIM team in Doro, South Sudan, Christmas day afternoon found them lying on the floors of their houses as the sounds of gunshots came far too close for comfort. Tensions had risen and there were several days of unrest between the 40,000 refugees who live in the Doro Refugee Camp and the Doro community.
  • The learning continues… - In July Carrie Pither flew out to Nairobi to start her assignment with AIM Air. She gives us a flavour of what her first weeks of training and orientation have been like…