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
- 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.”
- 5 October 2018
“We have so much hope because of Jesus and I am so grateful for the joy he pours into my days. My class are an absolute hoot, we laugh every day. One of my new students has medical needs and God has graciously helped him (and me!) settle into the new routine really well. I have started an English Club for students who are ELL (English Language Learners) which is proving to be a great little community for them. We have introduced new ideas for spiritual formation during our chapel times and are seeing growth in our whole school community as they pray and share together. These are examples of his work here, and I am so thankful that he is equipping me to be part of it.” Praise God for a good start to the school year, and please pray that God would continue to equip Hannah to serve her students well.
- 8 June 2018
“GREAT NEWS! We have a teacher who is able to come and teach from August to December, which will cover Heidi’s home assignment. In my next letter, I will share more details about how that came about, and the testimony it is to God’s Sovereignty and plans. Thank you for your understanding and continued prayers! What this means for me…It means I will teach just 2 grades (1 and 2). This is a wonderful answer to prayer, there were lots of dynamics that led us to pray for this change in class size, and we are grateful for God’s provision. We are continuing to pray for a teacher for January-June 2019 so that I can go on home assignment, and for the following school year to cover for Debbie. If a teacher can come by this December (in order to transition with me), I will go on Home Assignment as planned late December/early January. If this is not the case, I am prepared to postpone my home assignment so that we can complete the year with 3 classes. I am at peace about both options and trust the Lord will make His will clear in due course. Please keep praying: for teachers, and for grace as we wait on the Lord.”