Stories of Africa’s people

Discover how God is working through the lives of ordinary people to extend his kingdom. Read stories from Africa's people and missionaries, sent from around the world, as they seek to share the good news with those who have yet to hear it.

From Ethiopia to Belgium

Kevin and Els, with their four children, are Belgian missionaries serving the African diaspora in their home country. Here they share about their journey into this work, and the opportunities for all of us. 

Seeing doors open in Montreal

"I joined a team working among the African diaspora; people who have arrived as strangers and even refugees, and who are in great need of knowing the love of Jesus. The task is immense, but the Lord reminds me that he asks us to come to him with our five loaves and two fishes. It is he who multiplies, he who bears fruit according to his grace."

My biggest praise

Political instability in Africa has meant that South Africa is one of the countries where many refugees go. Zara* works with a community from East Africa where most women do not speak English, yet their children go to the local schools. 

A part of the answer

I will never forget the article I read about a teenage girl who had to bury her mother and two sisters in the desert sand. This article haunted me. I asked, “Who is on the other side of the Mediterranean welcoming such a victim of human suffering? Who is there to embrace her and offer her hope and healing?”

Reaching our diaspora neighbours

Want to start to reach out and connect with members of the diaspora in your community, but not sure where to begin? Here are some starting points...

Finding Jesus in a foreign country

When Tamara* left Africa to go to university in France, her whole life changed. She tells her story... 

Showing hope amidst despair

We’ve all seen the pictures; desperate families walking away from destroyed homes, little children being carefully passed over barbed-wire fences, dangerously overcrowded boats arriving on European shores. AIM missionary, Jonathan, and local partner, Pedro, talk about how they are seeking to share hope with these displaced peoples. 

Fleeing to safety

As Joseph* came to the Zambian border after running and walking through the night, he couldn’t even think. His mind was numb. He prayed without words, wondering if he’d ever see his wife again.

Joining the team

Sally* joined AIM’s Community Outreach team which partnered with Derek and Claire’s* church to support and encourage them in reaching out to their local, multicultural community.  

What is diaspora ministry?

We have only worked with refugees for a short time, so we don’t claim to be experts, but we have learned a few things along the way so far...

There are so many ways you can be a part of reaching Africa's unreached peoples with the good news of Jesus Christ.