Christoff & Sarah Power
with Sebastian; Isabelle; Esmé and Iris
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 and Member Care Officer.
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The Powers work in the Southern Region office in Kenya. Chris is Regional Administrative Officer and also the Mayotte Unit Leader, and Sarah works in Member Care.
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Latest prayer points
- 1 November 2019
“We are developing a new partnership with a local Bible training centre, iServe Africa. They offer gospel training and apprenticeship opportunities mainly in Kenya. We are hoping to send some of their graduates to our SR ministry teams. Pray for us as we look for the right placements and figure out sending and support models for these Kenyans.”
- 16 August 2019
The Power family have recently moved from their assignment on Mayotte to work in the Southern Region office based in Nairobi, Kenya. Chris is the Regional Administrative Officer and Sarah works in member care. “Chris has a 40-minute commute to the Southern Region office and is getting used to the chaotic Nairobi traffic, and the new office hours rhythm, which is actually a welcome change. He is enjoying getting to know the Southern Region members, all 84 of them across six countries, and opportunities there are for more people to join them in their work and ministries… Sarah will be mostly working from home in between the school runs, once school finally starts (it’s been a long summer for us!!). She is continuing coaching and looking for ways to develop member care for the Southern Region members.” Please pray for Chris and Sarah as they settle in to these new roles, and that God will equip them to serve Southern Region’s missionaries well.
- 5 July 2019
They share: “It was great to see most of our family and some of you over the past two months in the UK. As we get ready to say the final goodbyes and start settling in to Nairobi, we are very aware of how blessed we are to have such amazing people in our lives! We want to praise God for all his provisions for us over the past few months and for your support which means we can go! For those of you who have been praying for our housing, we have at last been told a house is available. It’s in a neighbourhood off Kiambu Road (north edge of Nairobi), which is pretty close to the kids’ new school.” Please continue to pray for them as they settle in to a new country, and for their children as they adjust to a new school.