Simon & Leanne Foulkes
with Miriam, Lydia and Hannah
Sent from All Saints Hampreston and Stapehill, Dorset
Simon has served with AIM since 1997, becoming a long term missionary in 2001. Leanne began serving as a long term missionary in 1997. In 2006, they served in Mayotte, leaving for Simon to have back surgery. After that they moved to Marseille to involved in ministry to reach people from the Indian Ocean Islands.
In the summer of 2015 they returned to Mayotte, to seek to reach the unreached there with the gospel.
Living in the village of Sada, they learned Shimaore and looked to make disciples who will in turn make disciples. Simon also tutored local children in English and volunteered at a locally-run centre providing academic support to children.
In 2017, the Foulkes family moved to Cardiff, UK. Cardiff, like many cities in the UK, has become a culturally diverse city with much immigration in recent years, particularly from Muslim people groups. Many of these people have emigrated from Africa. The vision for the ministry in Cardiff is as follows:
“To see local believers mobilised in church-based teams to evangelise and disciple the African unreached Diaspora of Cardiff.”
The local church is God’s instrument to reach the world for Christ. However, sometimes the local church has difficulty fulfilling its God-given mandate, particularly when it comes to reaching its Muslim neighbours. They will seek to help the local church overcome the barriers that can inhibit ministry to these unreached Diaspora peoples.
Could you partner with Simon & Leanne in this work?
Partner with the Foulkes
The Foulkes family has moved to the UK to equip the local church in reaching unreached African peoples in Cardiff.
If you would like to partner with the Foulkeses 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
- 24 May 2019
Simon now works at Highfields Church, but Leanne still serves in Diaspora ministry with AIM: “International women and toddlers abound in Cardiff. Many of these ladies know a bit of English but none of them can read, write or speak it proficiently. The Bay Church noticed this need and started Friends, a group that combines an English class for women followed by a Bible story & song time, refreshments and an activity. The Bay Church ladies have prayerfully cultivated an ethos that transcends the various cultures [represented in the group]. Earlier this year, the team learned that we needed to find a new location. We prayed and God answered providing the use of rooms in the local Science Centre. Please pray that the ladies and toddlers will continue to come to the new location, and that ladies and their families will seek and find Jesus as their Saviour.”
- 29 March 2019
“Each Monday from 12-3pm a team of ladies from several churches join together to help international ladies develop their sewing skills. At 1.30pm, everyone takes a break while one of the team shares from God’s Word, followed by prayer and snack time. Weekly attendance fluctuates between five to 10 ladies, and throughout the year this has included more than 20 different ladies who come from places like Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Morocco, Pakistan, Somalia and the UK, with a range of religious backgrounds, including Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, and nominal Christianity. This past September, Leanne was asked by the founder leader to take on the leadership role of this group. Please pray for more international ladies to come to the sewing group, a spiritual breakthrough in the lives of these dear ladies, and for wisdom for Leanne as she leads the group.”
- 12 October 2018
Leanne writes: “Over the past year, we together with you have asked God to direct us to the activities of His choosing. One answer to these prayers is an opportunity to be among international ladies and their toddlers. The morning includes a short English lesson for the ladies, a Bible story and song time, a snack and a game or craft. It’s a wonderful setting for ladies from various ethnic and religious backgrounds to mix and mingle. This is where I met Anna (not real name). She and several ladies from the same country often sit together and chat in Arabic… Anna recently returned from visiting family in her home country. On her first morning back, I was greeted with the customary cheek-to-cheek greeting and was given a bracelet. She called it a friendship bracelet. Indeed, I am blessed to have her as my friend! Please join me in praying that she, her family and friends will not only be my friend but also meet our Friend Jesus.”