Christoff & Sarah Power
with Sebastian; Isabelle; Esmé and Iris
Chris & Sarah have been living and working among the Shibushi unreached people in Mayotte since 2010. 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.
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 language of the majority is Shimaore, the second most widely spoken native language is Kibushi. The vast majority of the population is Muslim.
Find out more about the Indian Ocean Islands and the opportunities to serve there.
The Powers run a School Support & English Centre in the community where they help children with basic literacy, French and maths and teach English courses to youth and adults. This is meeting a real need in the community and has been an excellent way to serve local families. Chris and Sarah intentionally live out and share their faith as they participate in community life and invest in relationships with the people around them
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Partner with the Powers
The Powers teach English. They lead a ministry team and Chris is also the Mayotte Unit Leader.
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
- 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.
- 17 May 2017
Because of security issues in the country where the Powers work it isn’t helpful for their ministry for us to display specific prayer points here. They do still need your prayers, so please continue to remember them as a family. If you’d like to know more, please sign up to receive their prayer letters direct to your inbox