Seb works with church leaders and members to help them create a vision for mission. He lives and works in Uganda as the Mobilisation Coordinator for AIM’s Central Region.
Seb has always had an interest in Africa, and as a boy was fascinated by the continent. ‘From a young age God placed something in me for Africa, at that stage I didn’t know what it was.’
Seb first served with AIM as a short term missionary in 2010. He spent a year in Mbarara, Uganda, where God instilled in him a heart for young people. He has served with AIM long term since 2011, first in discipling young people until becoming the Short Term Coordinator for Central Region in August 2014. In September 2017 he began working as Central Region’s Mobilisation Coordinator. With all these changes, God has given Seb a passion to see churches in the region mobilised for mission.
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 churches in Central Region are growing. They are large, colourful, and vibrant. Some are influential. But they aren’t reaching their full potential in playing the part that God has called them to in their own countries and around the world. Seb desires to see the churches in central Africa reaching this potential to take the gospel to the unreached. He is focussed on giving AIM in Central Region vision and strategy for their work in mobilising the churches they partner with and discipling believers to be sent as missionaries to the unreached. He has the privilege of sitting and talking with church leaders and AIM members, discussing and seeking creative ways for the churches to be mobilised for mission. Seb also spends time with individuals opening Scripture to see God’s heart for the world and the part they can play in this as young men and women who God might be calling to the mission field.
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Seb is the Mobilising Coordinator for Central Region, seeking to mobilise nationals to reach the unreached in Africa.
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Latest prayer points
- 29 November 2019
“A few weeks ago I helped lead a group of church leaders from a part in Uganda called Soroti to Karamoja region on an exposure trip called FUEL-X. This is designed to provide exposure for people with leadership roles within the church, those who have some level of influence, to the needs and opportunities in UPGs (Unreached people groups) across the region. The hope is through this exposure people will catch a vision for mission among UPGs and consider how to respond individually, but primarily as a church. To process the role their church or churches can play in reaching the unreached. We did this through connecting the leaders with different missionaries to share experiences, to visit different areas to see the needs and opportunities first hand, to hear from local church leaders at different levels about the challenges they face in ministry particular to the location they serve in and to experience in some small way how people live for example food, water, travel challenges, environment etc. I hope this model can be used across the region. This was a precious time with these church leaders, and the feedback following has been encouraging with a greater vision and further training planned.” Please pray that through the experience of these church leaders their churches’ heart for the unreached will grow.
- 28 September 2018
“I’ve been encouraged lately with opportunities to come alongside university students and explore missions together. When we take a glimpse into the past, we see that prayer, university students and missions movements are linked throughout history. The American mission movement was born in 1806 after five university students held a prayer meeting under a haystack while taking refuge from a thunderstorm. They discussed the spiritual darkness in Asia, every Christian’s responsibility to do something, and then they prayed. As a result of that moment, those men dedicated themselves to the Great Commission and the “Haystack Prayer Movement” spread, sparking the creation of mission agencies which sent many Americans overseas to preach the gospel. I am convinced that university students here will be at the heart of a missions movement. Please pray for continued opportunities to explore missions and take intentional steps towards it.”
- 27 October 2017
Seb is now the Mobilisation Coordinator for Central Region, working to see the local church in the region send its own missionaries. “How are we going to see the remaining unreached people groups in Africa, those cut off from the good news of Jesus, reached? One answer is for the churches across Africa to take up the baton and run with AIM and other mission agencies in seeing this happen. How will this happen? How do we encourage the churches to be part of this? How can the churches in Africa send missionaries? What models are there to learn from? Is the traditional missions model going to work? How are the right people to be sent from churches identified, trained and sent? These, and many more, questions are what I’m now focussed on trying to answer to work towards seeing the Church in Central Region (Uganda, Chad, South Sudan, Rwanda, CAR and DRC) mobilized to mission. The dictionary definition of mobilize is the preparing and organising of troops for active service. I like this! It’s what we’re trying to do, preparing and helping organise the church in Central Africa for active service. So I’m now no longer involved in Personnel directly, though of course we need people to see this happen! But I’m rather focussed on this. I have a blank sheet of paper and told to go and have fun… I’m spending time meeting individuals, church leaders, para-church organisations and other mission agencies to try and help answer these questions to give some clear direction for us in Central Region as to how we will do this.” Please pray for Seb as he works on how AIM can encourage and involve the local Church in Africa in sending its own missionaries.