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Creative Access

13 July 2018

“While breaking the fast on the beach and marvelling at how the heavens declare God’s glory, Helen asked, “So what’s the difference between your religion and mine?” I replied, “Well … Jesus! Would you like me to tell you about him?” Totally out of the blue, God opened the door for a conversation about works versus grace and how in our faith God does the ‘fixing’ of our broken relationship rather than us striving to ‘fix’ our sin and broken relationship with him. She said, “I understand now. That’s a big difference!” Please ask that these truths would penetrate deeply in her heart and she would be able to block out the lies of the enemy that keep her chained to works”

Creative Access

Creative Access refers to nations, areas or ministries where there is great hostility towards Christianity and where traditional ‘missionary work’ is not possible. Workers, therefore, need to be ‘creative’ in how they proclaim the good news of Jesus.

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Ard & Carin de Leeuw

13 July 2018

“Last month we prayed for an opportunity to train the tribe leader of Chawa and his brothers in Farming Gods Way. Ard will start training the men next Monday. He will work with the men for two weeks on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in their gardens and teach them in Farming Gods Way and the construction of their gardens…Our team is affected by fatigue. We do not know exactly where it comes from but several team members are very tired and this has an impact on our work in Laarim. Pray for our energy and also for our mood because in fatigue you can have a worse mood than when you feel completely rested.”

Ard & Carin de Leeuw

We are living in Kali among the Laarim in South Sudan. We have been learning language and developing relationships. Through Bible story telling and study we are discipling the Laarim, with the hope of seeing a Christ-centred church among them.

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Simon & Sue French

13 July 2018

“Our final Sunday in Tanzania was spent worshipping alongside believers from the churches in the pastorate who came together in the new church building in Endamaghay. It was a lovely time together and each of the churches shared with us their goodbyes. We give thanks that the new brick built church building is completed at Barazani. We were also able to complete some repair work on the exterior walls of the Evangelist’s small house which will extend the life of the property. Due to a recent donation we were able to assist the Evangelist at Jobaji to purchase grasses for thatching the roof of his new traditionally built house. For the family this is such a blessings as they have now been able to extend their home from 1 to 4 rooms. The Bible storying project has been completed to the stage where a complete set of stories from Creation to the Resurrection and Ascension have been recorded. The stories have been distributed to 8 individuals to share in a total of 6 villages via small local radios that use a memory card. Evangelist Gabriel is now leading the project. Another young Datooga believer who is computer literate is also assisting in the project which we are excited about…Please pray for our Tanzanian colleagues as they continue to minister.”

Simon & Sue French

We work with the local Africa Inland Church primarily in reaching the Datooga. Our role also includes helping to facilitate a chronological Bible storying project in the Datooga language. From July we will be on home assignment in the UK.

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Kirsty

6 July 2018

Kirsty is currently in the UK on Medical Leave. “Over the past year, I can look back and see how God has been teaching me more about trusting and leaning on him throughout this period of illness… It’s been a tough year in many ways, but I’ve felt OK because I’ve felt surrounded, upheld and guided through it, knowing and feeling peace that God is in control… Since returning home, I’ve enjoyed being able to serve in our church coffee shop a couple of days a week, and loved being able to meet and chat with those that pop in. I’ve also been able to do some preparation for a leadership course I hope to be on, and it’s been great to have extended time to do this (time I probably wouldn’t have got on the Islands). If it becomes clear that I’m not yet ready to return to the Islands in August, please pray for wisdom about how to best use my time at home.”

Kirsty

I live and work as a nurse in a remote Island village, seeking to share Christ's love through clinic activities and relationships with friends.

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Barry & Heather Mann

6 July 2018

Barry & Heather are currently in the UK on Medical Leave. “…the management team at Growing Nations are rising to the challenge of us not being there. They are making good decisions and are asking for guidance where appropriate, which is fantastic to see and a real encouragement to us as we watch from afar. This would have been the next natural change in our mentoring process, stepping back even further from Growing Nations, it is just not quite the way that we would have planned it. The good thing is that God knows everything and is in control of everything! …As we write this Joshua and the Resident Student Programme team are in the process of interviewing students for the next intake, who will start in August. Please pray for them that they will be guided by the Holy Spirit as they make those decisions, that they will choose those who have a real long-term interest and passion for agriculture and for transforming their own communities.”

Barry & Heather Mann

Barry & Heather work with Growing Nations in Maphutseng, Lesotho. Heather is the CEO and Barry works in Communications and they are Unit Leaders for Lesotho.

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Tim & Beth Wood

6 July 2018

Tim & Beth are currently in the USA on extended Home Assignment. “Back in 2015, Tim put together funding and a plan to sponsor five students through a Master’s program so that they could return to teach at the school. Carvalho along with David are the first of these students to return to teach. It was a pleasure to send him class handouts and encourage him along the way. Please pray for them as they step into class this month.”

Tim & Beth Wood

We serve at Sofala Bible Institute in Beira, Mozambique, and minister in a local church through discipleship and teaching.

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Joan Mackenzie

6 July 2018

“I am in the midst of preparing for home assignment with a trip to Canada to visit family and supporters and then a return to the UK in August to begin speaking engagements there. Please pray for good closure for me as I will be finishing my work here in Chad when I leave in July. I am so thankful for what the Lord has done for me here, for the daily strength and wisdom he has given.”

Joan Mackenzie

I am involved in education relating to general health and maternal and infant care among Muslim women in north Ndjamena. I work alongside Chadian colleagues to improve health and find opportunities to build friendships and share the gospel.

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Angelika Maader

29 June 2018

“Give thanks for a blessed inauguration [of the new building] and the 11th graduation on 09.06.2018 at INTENA. It was a good event all around. About 200 invited guests, including official representatives of the authorities, churches and missions were present. The educational director of PROFORTE gave an encouraging sermon on the responsibility as a Christian to live and communicate his faith. [Give thanks also for] the 3 graduates from the beginner course and the 5 graduates (including a couple) from the intermediate course. Their testimonies of how God changed them, both personally and spiritually, during their years of theological education, really spoke to the audience. Please pray for the 8 graduates that they are encouraged by achieving their degree, the sermon and the visitors for their service. Pray that in all things they first look to Jesus Christ and obey Him.”

Angelika Maader

I teach at INTENA (Seminário Teológico Evangélico de Nampula). I am also involved in theological education in a number of different ways in Mozambique.

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Kathleen Quellmalz

29 June 2018

“My colleague Zebby, who has now taken over the administrative management of Safina, and I have visited our branches together. While Zebby met with our staff members, I took the opportunity to speak with our 11 young Tanzanian volunteer workers, who have been helping in our different branches over the past six months. Here is an excerpt from one of these conversations: “I have never before read as much in my Bible as I have during my time as a volunteer. Because I often lead devotions, I have been forced to spend much more time with God’s word. I hope that I will also continue to read the Bible so intensively after my volunteer time and will be able to win over my family and hold devotions together.” All in all I am very encouraged with the commitment of our volunteers. They have been a great blessing and help for our branches, even though there were challenges here and there. At the end of June most will finish their volunteer work in order to continue with high school or vocational training. Pray that they will remain faithful to Jesus and continue to follow him. I will meet with all of them this coming weekend and on Sunday we have a special graduation service to mark the end of their official volunteer service.”

Kathleen Quellmalz

I work with Safina Street Network in Dodoma, Tanzania. As Director, I seek to equip and guide staff in the various areas of the ministry and seek God’s will along with the leadership team for future development.

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Creative Access

29 June 2018

We have received news from a couple working in a Creative Access setting that new believers are making bold stands for Christ. Two were recently baptised in a purposefully chosen, very public place whilst another has designed and wears a t-shirt with a slogan that causes people to ask questions and gives her opportunity to share her testimony. All of this new life has not gone unnoticed, however, and questions have been asked by those around about whether or not our workers have been sent by churches in the west. They write “It’s hard to believe that the authorities are not aware….Pray for wisdom for us and our colleagues here as we continue to shine the light and share the truth, balancing boldness with necessary caution.”

Creative Access

Creative Access refers to nations, areas or ministries where there is great hostility towards Christianity and where traditional ‘missionary work’ is not possible. Workers, therefore, need to be ‘creative’ in how they proclaim the good news of Jesus.

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Annemarie Boks

22 June 2018

“Every month adds to the number of people newly diagnosed with HIV. They start taking ARV’s that are provided by the General Referral Hospital in Adi. For example, three pregnant girls (aged 16, 17 and 18 years young) were found HIV positive during their first visit to the prenatal clinic last month. While the whole treatment is free and ARV’s are provided by the government, the rest of the treatment is provided for by the hospital. As is the sometimes expensive treatment of opportunistic infections, and also the rapid tests for diagnosing HIV are bought by the hospital. So it is with great joy that I can announce that funding for the treatment program, which also will open up the possibility for follow-up on people who don’t come back for their ARV’s, has been promised by ‘Metterdaad’, a program of the Evangelical Broadcast in The Netherlands that supports mission projects worldwide! The hospital personnel (and I too) are very thankful and cannot wait to be able to provide better care for people living with HIV.”

Annemarie Boks

I am a Director of the Aids Awareness Program of CECA 20, the church in DR Congo with which AIM collaborates. I am focussing on organising workshops for pastors equipping them for their ministry among those living with HIV/Aids.

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Pete & Libby Halestrap

22 June 2018

“Here in Kijabe we see a new cohort of trainees enter both the ECCCO programme and the post-graduate Family Medicine course each year, and Pete has recently been involved in interviewing a number of applicants for both new intakes. It is always an exciting yet humbling time, as he meets with many extraordinary individuals with incredible stories of perseverance, suffering, passion and commitment. Many have travelled far. Some have seen war, or hardship, or misery. All have made sacrifices. As they share their stories we see an overriding desire to receive good training in order that they might take their skills back and serve their people. It’s awe-inspiring to consider their dedication, and to begin to imagine the ripple effect that their training could really have…Meanwhile the third-year students also came together, but this time to present their plans for a research paper. It was encouraging to see all the residents performing so well, and to appreciate again their desire to serve those most in need, but with excellence…We are confident that these trainees will change the face of Kenyan medicine in the future and are excited to continue to see their growth. We look forward to witnessing what God has in store for them in the years to come.”

Pete & Libby Halestrap

We serve at Kijabe Hospital, Kenya with Pete overseeing the care of the outpatient & emergency departments as well as developing training programmes.

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Matt & Amy Dixon

22 June 2018

“It has been a bit of a crazy week or two of one thing after another which makes you feel like an actor in a Carry- On film!! Finley had a stye and then got hit in the head with a football and got a nasty black eye, he couldn’t open it for a few days. Matt also had nasty sties in both eyes. Tony [Swanson] has had malaria, followed by an asthma attack a few weeks later but underlying had fevers which were grumbling on. He was diagnosed with pneumonia at the end of last week and has been in a local clinic hospital on a drip and IV antibiotics. Thankfully Fin, Matt and Tony are all improving. Though prayers for full recoveries would be fantastic…Today one of the painters (Asthmani) who is sub-contracted with a team of painters working on the inside of the conference building managed to cut his right hand off with a disc cutter. He was cutting the ceiling board preparing it for skimming and painting. This is a tragic accident. They were not able to reattach the hand. Please pray for his stump to be operated on well and for it to heal well and that he will be able to regain employment despite losing his hand. There are under three weeks now until the conference building opening and it does feel like the pressure is on and the enemy is firing his arrows attacking on all sides…We thank you so much for your prayers for our family, team and workers.”

Matt & Amy Dixon

We are working with the Africa Inland Church of Tanzania. Matt is managing the construction of their retreat and conference facilities for the Institute of Bible & Ministry (IBM) at Sanga Sanga near Morogoro.

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Andrea Hellemann

15 June 2018

“We used to have a “kindergarten” next to our office rooms until the social services department said that we were not permitted to combine children from the kindergarten with kids from the street. As a result, we were unable to register the kindergarten. The reason given was that a kindergarten is not allowed to be adjoined to office rooms. We then moved the kindergarten to Ntyuka, where our family houses are located and have begun building kindergarten rooms, which we also want to use for church services. The walls are up, but we don’t have a roof yet due to a lack of funding…Please pray for funding for the kindergarten roof.”

Andrea Hellemann

I work at Safina Street Network serving the street children in Dodoma, Tanzania, providing meals, spiritual teaching and assistance with education, medical, legal, and social matters. Ministry is focused on outreach to children and helping to reintegrate children with their families.

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Ard & Carin de Leeuw

15 June 2018

“Over the past few months, our team has been working to record all the Laarim written Bible stories on audio. These Bible stories together with memorisation texts, Laarim songs and the Jesus bracelet have been put on a solar radio. The idea is to distribute these solar radios to the Laarim so that they can listen to the gospel themselves without having to wait for our arrival. In this way the gospel becomes accessible without having to be able to read (which most people cannot)… We have 15 solar radios that we can distribute in Kali. Pray with us that we will give them to right people and that God will speak through the radio. That the words of God will nest in the hearts of those who hear.”

Ard & Carin de Leeuw

We are living in Kali among the Laarim in South Sudan. We have been learning language and developing relationships. Through Bible story telling and study we are discipling the Laarim, with the hope of seeing a Christ-centred church among them.

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