Serving & supporting mission
Chad became independent from France in 1960. Since then, its politics have been characterised by violence, coups and insurgencies. It is a secular state with freedom of religion. Muslims are dominant in government, trade and the army, although they are only just the majority religion (approx 53%).
From 2013-2015, Hannah was part of a team working amongst the Bara people in South-Central Madagascar. Hannah’s main role in this team was to enable other members to carry out their ministry through teaching their children. Through this work Hannah experienced the body of Christ in action, as each member served the team using their particular gifts and skills.
Hannah teaches the children of mission partners at Wellspring Academy in N’Djamena, Chad.
This team has now finished but Hannah’s call remains, to facilitate mission through teaching the children of missionaries (sometimes known as MK’s – missionary kids).
To do that, in 2016 Hannah moved to N’Djamena, Chad to teach at Wellspring Academy. A ministry of Africa Inland Mission, Wellspring Academy was set up in 2010 primarily to serve missionaries. Now the school serves serves families working cross culturally through their day school as well as a twice-yearly homeschool weeks for students being homeschooled across the country.
Hannah teaches Grades 1-3, with 8 nationalities currently represented in her class. She enjoys this diversity of ages, backgrounds and personalities and it excites her to see the way the Lord has led families from all over the world to serve him in Chad.
Hannah works with the other staff members to develop policy and curriculum to further establish and grow the ministry of the school. Hannah also continues to study French, meeting for prayer and Bible study with a local friend each week. She is also involved with the local church and seeks to continue building relationships in her local community.
Hannah has been part of a team working amongst the Bara people in South-Central Madagascar. Hannah’s main role was to enable other members to carry out their ministry through teaching their children.
Partner with Hannah Coggins
Hannah teaches the children of missionaries at Wellspring Academy in N’Djamena, Chad.
If you would like to partner with Hannah Coggins 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
“Recently, my home church has been going through a sermon series about ‘respectable sins’. I was struck by the sermon on pride. The preacher observed what happened when Jesus talked about who would betray him. Instead of looking around and pointing the finger at others, the disciples asked, “Is it I?” As I take on this team leader role, along with classroom teaching and day-to-day management of the school building, I am so aware of the pride in my own heart. I am not short of opportunities to note my own inadequacy, yet I also see the temptation to try and cover it up or cast attention elsewhere. I share this because my heart’s desire is that the opportunity I have been given to lead this year will also be an opportunity to grow in humility. That, like the disciples, I will look at myself and ask, “Is it I?” and grow in my reliance on the Lord. So, out of everything I will ask for prayer for this year, becoming a humble, confident leader who is sensitive to the Spirit’s leading is number one. Thank you for praying!”
- 22 March 2019
“We are currently making decisions about class groupings, future plans for Wellspring and preparing for Debbie’s home assignment. No decisions have been made yet. As I wait for more information to come, the reminder in Colossians [2:6-7] to dig deep into God’s truth, knowing that I am not alone, has been such a blessing. Please pray for our team as we meet to discuss vision and strategy for Wellspring.”
- 21 December 2018
“Things at Wellspring are going well and the students are growing academically and spiritually, which is a joy to see. Recently we have been learning about Moses and it has been wonderful to explore how faith impacts our actions and attitudes, and how God has a great salvation plan… We memorise scripture each week and recently learned a series of passages from Exodus, including ‘The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.’ (Exodus 14:14). This is one of my favourite verses in the whole Bible, in part because I need the daily reminder to be still before the Lord, but also because it reveals the glorious truth that we are on the winning side. It has been interesting to see my students wrestle with the challenges set before us in the book of Exodus: The challenge to trust, to follow, to resist the temptation to complain, to pursue holiness… Praise the Lord that our school is a place where we can discuss and pray through these things. Thank you for praying for our class as we grow in our faith together.”