Inland Mission

Sheona Chisholm

Sent from Chalmers Ardler Church, Dundee

Sheona is serving at Africa Based Support (ABS) as Personnel Coordinator.

Located in Nairobi, Kenya, ABS is a ministry of Africa Inland Mission (AIM). It exists to coordinate and provide essential support services to enhance the ministries of missionaries from AIM and several other like-minded organisations.

AIM and ABS place high value on caring for missionaries to ensure they are thriving in their cross-cultural life and ministry. Having people specifically working to provide this care is vital.

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.

Sheona’s work with ABS is very varied, and she provides support for missionaries in a number of different areas. She provides administrative support and ensures that systems and processes are followed.

Sheona is excited about her new role, even though for her it is a huge change of career. For over 30 years she worked in nursing and midwifery. Most recently, she worked in midwifery leadership in a very busy high-risk labour ward. This new direction will be a challenge, but Sheona hopes to be able to use her non-clinical skills and gifts.

Sheona returned to the UK from working on a team in the Indian Ocean Islands in 2016, and since then has studied at All Nations Christian College. In that time, she has been challenged to lay down her passion for maternal mortality and morbidity and instead be passionate about the gospel. Although this is now a supportive role rather than a frontline role, Sheona believes that she can still fulfill her calling, albeit in a very different way.

Could you partner with Sheona in her work?

Partner with Sheona

Sheona serves at Africa Based Support in Nairobi, Kenya.

If you would like to partner with Sheona 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

  • 4 January 2019

    “2019 looks as if it will be busy. At the moment we have four expected AIM AIR pilots, their families and an AIM AIR mechanic and family coming to join us. They are coming in May and July. We also have some short term counsellors for Tumaini, and a short term couple coming to On Field Media in January. It’s exciting to see new folk coming to join ABS and it’s an answer to prayer.” Praise God for providing these missionaries to serve in the various ministries of ABS this year, and please pray for them as they prepare to go to the mission field and settle in to their assignments. Pray for Sheona and others at ABS as they welcome them and help them settle in. If you’d like to find out more about AIM AIR, On Field Media, AIM AIR and other ministries of ABS, you can visit their website at

  • 14 September 2018

    “It has been nice to see some of the new missionaries I`ve been emailing for the past few months at last coming out to Africa. This month we have had two single women and two couples coming out to serve with ABS (Africa Based Support). The two single women are fulltime counsellors serving with Tumaini. One of the couples are psychiatrists coming to serve short term at Tumaini. The other couple are a pilot & aviation mechanic coming to serve with AIM AIR. Both of these ministries with ABS have been very short-staffed, so these folks coming are an answer to prayer.” Praise God for his answer to our prayers for more workers in these ministries, and continue to pray for Sheona’s work in serving ABS’ missionaries.

  • 20 July 2018

    “I have just [recently] returned from an amazing weekend travelling with a group of great Mission aviation Students from Liberty University in the states…We spent the weekend based at Korr in Northern Kenya…All in all our trip was very successful. Interestingly, amongst all of the students, the highlights weren’t seeing God`s amazing creatures in their home but rather being amongst the Rendille church & seeing the work of Pastor David who serves there (he is Rendille); an amazing man of God who is used greatly amongst his people. We were all inspired by the work in Korr & Samburu, very difficult places where men & women are sharing God`s word faithfully.”

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