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
- 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.”
- 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.”