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
- 3 July 2020
The Wilsons returned to the UK at the beginning of June for their Home Assignment. “Rift Valley Academy (RVA) recently decided that next term will also be online and there [has been] a mass exodus with 27 families leaving. There are still 20+ families at RVA and there is a sense from them that they are the remnant. In addition a positive case on campus meant three families were also quarantining and so morale is low. We were however encouraged to hear that the case was asymptomatic and people are doing well. Plan A for us is to return at the end of August if possible. We hope to give those that have remained a break and maybe release them until Term 2, when, all being well, school will start back up. Please pray for those that are still at RVA and the many families home schooling all over Africa. Pray too for wisdom in all the decisions needing made affecting the school in the coming weeks.”
- 24 April 2020
“We’re very fortunate in that RVA is a very beautiful place to be self-isolating. But like many of you we’ve been busy, Katy in particular. Like many of you, school is now online and so Katy spent much of her vacation preparing for that… We’d value your prayers for RVA – teachers as they prepare online classes, students as they start studying online and wisdom and understanding for leadership as they make decisions. Also pray for Kenya – not only is coronavirus having a negative impact on health and the economy, we are also being hit with devastating locust swarms and flooding which has already displaced whole communities and taken lives.”
- 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.