Inland Mission

James & Claire Gibson

with Ruby, Jessica and Florence

Sent from Enfield Baptist Church


James, Claire and their daughters Ruby, Jessica and Florence have been serving with AIM in Kampala, Uganda, since 2012.

Acacia International School is a Christian International School in Kampala. Claire has been the Senior School’s Principal since August 2014. She endeavours to create a school environment where God is honoured and students learn more about the gospel every day; staff feel valued and supported to do their job well; and students can learn and achieve excellence in their studies. The school provides a Christian learning environment for children of many nations, including a number of missionary families living and working in Uganda.

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.

James works as an Honorary Lecturer at Makarere University in Kampala, the only veterinary school in Uganda. He teaches surgery to the students and aims to provide opportunities for them to practice their skills by arranging surgeries at the vet school, and taking students on surgery trips to different areas of Uganda. These trips are an opportunity to get to know students better, for them to get hands on surgical experience, and to be able to discuss aspects of faith. James aims to disciple and mentor students to become young professionals with integrity who love God. In the past year, James has been volunteering at the Uganda Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (USPCA) to help train and mentor a new young vet there and set up a veterinary clinic. The clinic serves as a satellite training facility for the vet students where they can learn ideal surgical and anaesthetic practice. James also partners with other NGOs with various livestock development projects across Uganda, including community rabies vaccination programs, rabbit and pig projects.

Could you partner with the Gibsons in this work?

Partner with James & Claire Gibson

James teaches and disciples veterinary students and Claire is Senior School Principal of Acacia International School in Kampala, Uganda.

If you would like to partner with the Gibsons 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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