Christoff & Sarah Power
with Isabelle, Esmé, Iris and Sebastian
Chris & Sarah work in Southern Region’s office, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Powers lived and worked among the Shibushi unreached people in Mayotte from 2010-2019. Mayotte is a small tropical island located in the Indian Ocean. It became an overseas department of France in 2011 and has since become the home of many immigrants from Africa and neighbouring islands. The islanders practise folk Islam but French development has also brought a modern secular culture to the island.
On Mayotte, the Powers ran a School Support & English Centre in the community where they helped children with basic literacy, French and maths and taught English courses to youth and adults. This met a real need in the community and was an excellent way to serve local families. Chris and Sarah intentionally lived out and shared their faith as they participated in community life and invested in relationships with the people around them.
In 2019, the Power family moved from Mayotte to Nairobi, where Chris and Sarah began serving in the Southern Region office. As Regional Administrative Officer, Chris is involved in serving AIM’s missionaries across the region and in placing new missionaries. He is also the Unit Leader for Mayotte – he continues to oversee the AIM workers and ministries on the island who are there to make disciples of unreached people groups. Sarah serves in Member Care and is a Coach for Southern Region.
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Chris & Sarah work in AIM Southern Region’s office, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Chris is the Regional Administrative Officer and the Mayotte Unit Leader, and Sarah serves in Member Care and is a Coach for Southern Region.
If you would like to partner with the Powers 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
- 25 September 2020
“Please pray for those in AIM’s Southern Region who are planning to travel back to their country of service. After long delays they are keen to get ‘home’ to Madagascar, the Indian Ocean Islands and Mozambique. Pray that our teams and workers would continue to experience God’s provision and presence during this challenging season; that they would see him move in the many unreached corners of Africa.”
- 19 June 2020
“Three months in and 107 people have reportedly died of the virus. The number of confirmed cases is over 4,000… The reality is, for most people in Kenya (and much of Africa), they have more pressing concerns everyday than keeping themselves safe from Covid-19. It’s not possible to stay home when home is one room that you share with eight people and you have to leave the house to find water and food for each day. There has been the worst locust infestation for decades across Kenya, Uganda and other parts of east Africa. Crops have been utterly devoured with damages expected to hit billions of dollars. There are also other natural disasters which are affecting communities in more immediate ways. Many parts of Kenya have been hit by floods recently, destroying roads, homes and taking several lives.” Please pray for relief for people suffering these disasters in Kenya and east Africa.
- 17 April 2020
“One of our goals right now in the AIM Southern Region office, is to have increased contact with our members across our patch – Madagascar, Mayotte, the Indian Ocean Islands, Mozambique, Lesotho and Namibia. Like many of you, that means we’re even more active on WhatsApp, Zoom, Skype and good old fashioned email… Please pray that we would be sensitive to the needs of the region at this time. For good communication with the workers and our colleagues. Some of our teams live in really remote and difficult locations, others in urban settings but with basic healthcare facilities. Only a few people have self-evacuated due to different needs, most are on the ground and trying to serve their communities however possible. Three families are expecting babies in the coming months so that’s also an issue for prayer.”