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.
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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.
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Latest prayer points
- 30 August 2019
“As part of the roll out of the new security policy for AIM, I will spend much of the next few months travelling around East Africa. My travels will include Uganda, Tanzania and also travels within Kenya to meet with regional leaders, country directors and their teams. Along with general security training sessions, I will also host different workshops on risk assessments and specifically how families can be prepared for crises.” Please pray for safety for Carrie as she travels, and that she will be able to train AIM’s regional leaders and missionaries well.
- 17 May 2019
“I continue to prepare for the Africa Based Support (ABS) Board that I have been asked to join. ABS is a ministry of AIM, and its role is to coordinate and provide essential support for AIM missionaries and other mission organisations. Some of the services it provides are AIM Air, Mayfield Guesthouse, Tumaini Counselling, IT, Travel and Media. As the date of the Board meeting approaches, I’m reading lengthy reports, detailed financial accounts and huge books on Board governance. I’m learning so much and although a little daunted by the first meeting in June, I have received a warm welcome and great support by existing board members.” Please pray for Carrie as she prepares for her first Board meeting, and for wisdom for the Board in their meeting in June.
- 4 January 2019
“Ministry life continues to be busy as we progress the roll-out of our new Security and Risk Management policy and procedure report for AIM… Training is essential in keeping our missionaries secure and effective in their ministry. Since July, I have been engaged in training new missionaries as they start their ministry in Africa, and also experienced and seasoned missionaries. As our new policy is implemented, there will be more training to do, especially around risk assessments and contingency plans.” Please pray for Carrie as she trains missionaries in managing risk and security. Pray for protection during travel, and for wisdom and skill as she trains others, and also for building relationships with missionaries as she spends time with them.