Barry and Heather serve with AIM in Lesotho, based at Growing Nations.
Lesotho is a Kingdom totally surrounded by South Africa, whom they depend on, as their biggest employer and buyer of their main natural resource – water. Lesotho is made up of highland villages, where people live in extreme poverty and few have heard the gospel.
They have been serving with AIM at Growing Nations since 2012. Heather works as the project’s CEO, overseeing the finances, working on grant and project funding proposals and the overall strategic development, whilst Barry is the project’s communications specialist, involved in the development of farmer training materials, photography/video production and website development. A significant part of both of their roles at Growing Nations is the mentoring, coaching & spiritual development of the Basotho staff team.
They are also AIM’s Unit Leaders for Lesotho and are responsible for the member care of 10 mission partners working across the country.
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Partner with the Manns
Barry & Heather work with Growing Nations in Maphutseng, Lesotho. Heather is the CEO and Barry works in Communications and they are Unit Leaders for Lesotho.
If you would like to partner with the Manns 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
- 6 July 2018
Barry & Heather are currently in the UK on Medical Leave. “…the management team at Growing Nations are rising to the challenge of us not being there. They are making good decisions and are asking for guidance where appropriate, which is fantastic to see and a real encouragement to us as we watch from afar. This would have been the next natural change in our mentoring process, stepping back even further from Growing Nations, it is just not quite the way that we would have planned it. The good thing is that God knows everything and is in control of everything! …As we write this Joshua and the Resident Student Programme team are in the process of interviewing students for the next intake, who will start in August. Please pray for them that they will be guided by the Holy Spirit as they make those decisions, that they will choose those who have a real long-term interest and passion for agriculture and for transforming their own communities.”
- 12 January 2018
“At the beginning of November we were in Kenya for a week of AIM Southern Region Unit Leader meetings. There have been many changes in the SR leadership roles over the past year so it was great to be able to spend time with the SR leaders to hear their overall vision for the region, the changes that are happening and to learn more about what is happening in the other units, Madagascar, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia & the Islands. It was also great to hear how August [Basson] is working with an African couple, Tshepang & Queen, looking at ways to inspire & mobilse Africans to the task of reaching the unreached. God is certainly moving in Southern Africa but there is definitely a desperate need for workers to reach the unreached and equip others to go. We are looking at ways in which Growing Nations can help to equip others in Farming God’s Way and send them out to work in teams amongst the unreached in Southern Africa & beyond. Please pray for us as we discern God’s will for the way forward on this during 2018.”
- 10 November 2017
“Over the past few weeks we have been studying the books of Daniel and Joshua [with the new resident students] & both of these books contain words of great encouragement & we trust that the students particularly will take to heart what they have learnt. One of the challenges that they face during their times at home is pressure from peers and family for them to follow family ancestral worship practices. We would therefore love it if you would join us in praying for each of them individually. Please pray that they will follow the words spoken by the Lord in the book of Joshua so that they will retain their passion & that God will continue to grow them spiritually over the coming season.”