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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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
- 29 March 2019
Barry & Heather are currently in the UK on Medical Leave. “…throughout Heather’s treatment back here in the UK we have continued to work with Growing Nations and the AIM team in Lesotho as far as we possibly can. On the Growing Nations side, this has involved many hours of Skype calls, working on funding reports, finances, story-writing and helping to support the Growing Nations staff team as they run the project on a day-to-day basis. We have also been leading the AIM Lesotho unit from afar, looking after member care, Farming Quest logistics and other admin-related tasks. It has been a real blessing that we have been able to carry out these tasks from the UK, but as the number of hospital visits reduce and Heather recovers it is important that she gets the balance right between work and recovery. Please do join us in praying through this next stage in Heather’s recovery for us both that we get that balance right.”
- 14 December 2018
Barry & Heather are currently in the UK on Medical Leave. “Heather had her second operation on 17th October, which according to the surgeons went well… We have had so much to be thankful for over the past nine months: the wonderful treatment and care Heather has received from all of the NHS staff; the amazing news that there was no sign of any cancer remaining after the chemotherapy; that the two subsequent operations were successful; the fact that everything is healing well and that the long term prognosis is very good… The next step is a three-week course of radiotherapy, and having had a meeting with the oncologist last week it was decided that this will not happen until the new year… Praise God for the success of Heather’s treatment & for the good long term prognosis. Please continue to pray for physical healing for Heather’s body, that her mouth sores will disappear & the rest of her treatment, including the radiotherapy, will be effective with minimal side effects.”
- 28 September 2018
Barry & Heather are currently in the UK on Medical Leave. Heather was due to have an operation to remove a cancer this week: “Please pray that the operation to remove the cancer will be a success, with the surgery being as least invasive as possible and that the tissue removed has clear margins of good cells surrounding the tumour. Please pray too that the lymph nodes will be clear of cancer cells & that only the first four will need to be removed…Oh yes, pray too for Barry who will have the task of keeping Heather away from the kitchen (easy), garden (hard) and work (almost impossible!) for 2-3 weeks after the operation…There is still a long way to go and no doubt there will be many emotional ups and downs on the way but we continue to put our trust in God through this. Life may be more challenging that we may want and may take us to places that we would not choose to go to but we know that we are not on our own and that God is with us every step of the way.”