Peter & Katy Wilson
with Daniel, Caleb and Levi
Peter & Katy are based at Titchie Swot, Rift Valley Academy’s Elementary school. Peter works as the Principal and Katy teaches fourth grade.
Kenya gained independence from Britain in 1963. Since then British tourism has been a key element of Kenya’s economy, however, unemployment, poverty and crime remain high. Whilst the majority religion is Christianity, Kenya’s ethnic diversity and vast countryside means there are still many unreached with the gospel.
They began serving with AIM in 2002, when they worked for two years as volunteer coordinators for the Eastern Region office in Kenya. On their return to the UK they both went into teaching, and in 2009 went to Namibia to serve on an AIM team working with the Ministry of Education and the local church on the Kaisosi Evangelical Bible Church Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project, seeking to serve orphans and vulnerable children. In summer 2010 they returned to working in the Eastern Region office as Short Term Coordinators, and in 2012 joined a team seeking to reach the unreached on one of the islands in the Indian Ocean.
In December 2013, Peter & Katy returned to serve in Kenya again, this time at Titchie Swot, seeking to serve missionaries through educating and discipling their children.
“Having worked among a Muslim people group on an Indian Ocean Island we came to a point where we sensed the Lord taking us away from that for a season, largely due to sickness and our kids’ educational needs. God has led us to Rift Valley Academy (RVA), AIM’s boarding school in Kenya. Here, we have the privilege of supporting families who, like we did, live in remote or difficult places, often places where there are no good educational options. Through RVA we now have the opportunity to help numerous families stay in their remote locations, serving to reach unreached people groups in a way they couldn’t do without educational support. Instead of having to go home for their children’s education, missionary parents are able to send their children to RVA, a place where they can be assured of the Christian teaching they receive. We are therefore more than teachers here. We are parents, coaches and mentors. While we have a desire to see all the nations God has made come before him in worship, for this season we have this wonderful privilege of discipling future missionaries here.”
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The Wilsons work at Titchie Swot, Rift Valley Academy’s primary school, an AIM-run school for missionary children. Peter is the Principal and Katy teaches fourth grade.
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Latest prayer points
- 31 January 2020
“We started the New Year on 2nd January with our In Service and almost everyone arrived back on the 4th. The term has started with a bang. We’ve had an outreach weekend that saw us entertaining street kids at Titchie… We currently have a lot of sick kids with sore throats, fever, etc and it’s never fun being ill when you’re away from home.” Praise God for the good start to the term at Titchie Swot. Please pray for healing for the children and that God would sustain those who are looking after them while they are ill.
- 3 January 2020
Peter writes, “Levi just turned 13, so we now have three teenage boys in the house… Levi, like all three of our boys, is active and loves sport. He played this last term in our Under 15 team with his brothers. I got to coach them all and it was so much fun… All of our boys are following after the Lord and for that we’re so thankful.” Praise God that Dan, Caleb and Levi are all following Jesus, and pray that their faith and relationship with God will grow from strength to strength.
- 27 September 2019
“Each term we have one weekend dedicated to Titchie. We have a field day with all sorts of fun activities and then Titchies lead the Sunday morning service and the sermon is aimed at us! We’re just back from that service where we were reminded how able our kids are to adapt to different cultures as they grow up as TCKs (Third Culture Kids) much like the Israelites were in Babylon. They know about learning languages, they know about how to play with kids from all over the world, they know how to drive stick shift and perhaps even fix that stick shift… They are specially gifted in working cross culturally and many will do so. Many will simply return to their ‘home’ cultures and become teachers, plumbers, doctors, bin men or whatever but a disproportionate number will come back, and in his book ‘School in the Clouds’ Phil Dow describes RVA’s role in bringing the gospel to East Africa and beyond. Please continue to pray with us and for us in our role of ‘educating and discipling thus enabling families to serve,’ RVA’s mission. We get to teach, coach, mentor, support, encourage and love these kids that go on to do some amazing things.”