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
- 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.”
- 3 August 2018
Their daughter Lydia reflects on the past year of school for the girls: “This year has been a year full of changes, blessings and challenges. In the last few months, I have discovered who my true friends are through school, church and extracurricular activities such as choir. However, it has also been revealed how much depression and anxiety affects young British teenagers. I thank the Lord for all he has done for us and the opportunities he has given us to share our faith with others. I pray that the spiritual seeds that have been planted would continue to grow, that new opportunities would arise and that the youth would turn to the Lord in their troubled times.”
- 2 February 2018
“As the capital of Wales and home to various universities, Cardiff is clearly a crossroads of sorts. We are enjoying the international quality of this city and the ministry opportunities this provides. Soon after moving to Cardiff, we learned that Women’s English classes at 2 churches needed helpers for their crèche (ages 0-3). These classes are attended by 50-100 ladies from places like N. Sudan, the Horn of Africa, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Albania, Pakistan, Ghana, China, Japan, etc. We agreed to help knowing that crèche is an integral part of these ministries. In December, we were also asked to help in the crèche at a 3rd church location and at a Bible study for immigrant inquirers. Join us in praying that these women will not only learn English but will also come to know Jesus as Lord and Saviour. We are also enjoying the International Student Ministries at Highfields Church. The Friday night Globe Cafe offers a place for international university students to fellowship through games, discussions and refreshments. Two weeks ago one of the students asked us, “Do you believe that God controls everything or that people have a choice in what to believe?” What a great question!”