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Africa Inland Missions

www.aimint.org/eu

A Europe 2014

Christ-centred churches among all African peoples

People&Places

eople & Places is AIMs Annual Directory of the people, both in Africa and here in Europe, who make up AIM Europe. It will help you visualise people you will read about elsewhere in our publications and for whom we ask you to pray.
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Where AIM works


AIM works in 13 named countries across three regions in Africa. AIM also works in countries closed to traditional missionary work not featured on this map. Central region Eastern region Southern region
Cairo
Al Jizah

Mediterranean Sea
Banghazi Alexandria

Contents
4. 5. 6. 7. 9. Church planting Chad, D R Congo South Sudan, Rwanda Outreach & Evangelism Creative Access

LIBYA
Al Jawf

EGYPT

Port Sudan
Ni le

Red Sea ERITREA


(lowest point in Africa, -155 m)

8. Uganda 10. Tanzania 11. Bible & Theology 12. Church Development 13. Kenya 14. South Africa, Marseille & the Islands 15. Womens Ministry 16. Literacy & Language 17. Mozambique 18. Madagascar, Lesotho 19. Community Development 20. Healthcare 21. Special Ministries & Between Assignments 22. Children & Youth 23. Sending Churches & Gospel Partnership 24. Mobilisers: European HQ 25. Administration & Pastoral Care 25. Area Mobilisers 26. International Oce 26. The Board of Trustees 27. Retired members, Index
Moundou

Omdurman

CHAD
N'Djamena

Khartoum
e Nile

Asmara

SUDAN

Lac'Assal

Gulf of DJIBOUTI Aden


Djibouti
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Hargeysa

Blu e

Ni

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC


Bangui

SOUTH SUDAN
Juba

ETHIOPIA
RI F

GR E A T

REP. OF THE CONGO

Congo

UGANDA
Kisangani

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Addis Ababa

SOMALIA

Kampala Kigali Bujumbura


Lake Victoria

KENYA

Mogadishu

BASIN

DEM. REP. OF THE CONGO


Kinshasa Luanda
Kananga Mbuji-Mayi

RWANDA
Bukavu

Nairobi Mt. Kilimanjaro


(highest point in Africa, 5895 m) Mombasa

BURUNDI
Lake Tanganyika

Dodoma

TANZANIA
Lake Nyasa

Dar es Salaam

SEYCHELLES

ANGOLA
Lubango Namibe

Lubumbashi Kitwe

Lilongwe

MALAWI
Cidade de Nacala Blantyre

COMOROS Moroni

ZAMBIA
Lusaka
ezi Zamb

Mahajanga

Harare

NAMIBIA
Windhoek
DE S ERT
Cape Town

ZIMBABWE
KALAHARI DESERT Gaborone Pretoria
Johannesburg
Or an ge

BOTSWANA

Walvis Bay

Toamasina MOZAMBIQUE Beira Mozambique Antananarivo Channel MADAGASCAR

NA MI B

Mbabane Maseru

Maputo

SWAZILAND
Durban

SOUTH AFRICA

LESOTHO
Port Elizabeth

Indian Ocean

We asked Sarah Randell to write this years editorial for People & Places. Sarah has a heart for Africa, attended the AIM Autumn Conference and is in the process of enquiring about serving with AIM. She may be featuring in People & Places again before too long!

Give, Pray, Love...

rayer is the engine room of our lives as Christians. Its a means of talking to God, drawing close to him, listening to him and discerning his will. I hope weve all felt the amazing, tangible power when a group of Christians pray together - the Holy Spirit at work. So, naturally, knowing the power of prayer, we should pray regularly for those who are serving God in his mission elds around the world, many of whom are working alone or in dicult and challenging circumstances. Please pray for protection, for courage, for discernment and for strength for all missionaries, everywhere. Encourage your Christian friends and church families to do so, too. Get alongside them and mobilise them to be prayer warriors! As Christians, were called to share the good news and to demonstrate Gods love to others in practical ways. Most of us seek to do this on a small scale in our own personal mission eld close to home. But the Bible is clear about discipleship of the unreached, which, of course, is the focus of AIM. Today, the places where there is the greatest need to send missionaries are often the most harsh or dangerous, so its important that we support and care for those who are called to serve God there nancially, emotionally and prayerfully. By giving of ourselves, we help to grow Gods kingdom. But when we recognise that everything we have is given by Gods grace, it becomes a true joy to use our skills - and our money, too - for his glory. So, my prayer is that you will, after prayerful consideration, contribute whatever you can aord and whatever you feel is appropriate to support those serving God in mission elds around the world. Please take this to prayer and give whatever God places on your heart. If you need a reminder of the importance of the work of missionaries and the impact theyre having in bringing unreached people to faith, just take a look at some of the lm clips on the AIM website www.aimint.org.eu. Thank you so much! Every blessing,

Resources to help you pray

Our Prayer Diary has different topics each week, ranging from a ministry focus to an unreached people group.

Our weekly email includes up-to-date news and prayer items from mission partners.

Sarah Randell
AIM Autumn Conference attendee

www.aimint.org/eu/prayer Sign up online


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Church planting

What are TIMO teams


Committed to planting Christ-centred churches amongst some of Africas least reached people groups, TIMO is AIMs two-year training programme with a team approach to learning and outreach. Find out more: www.aimint.org/eu/timo

lanting churches ows from relationship. As TIMO teams live with unreached people groups, becoming like them in every way possible, opportunities open up to share the word of God. It can be hard for the rst few believers, who face opposition. Yet they blaze the trail for others to believe and a church is born. Believers want a place to worship, so the reality of a church being present can no longer be hidden. A gospel community comes into being, learning to worship in culturally appropriate ways, watched by a wider community, both appalled and intrigued that there is now a Christian presence in their midst.

Our greatest fear

Barakasy, the King of Nosy Mitsio (sub-King of the Antakarana people) was asked what the community fears were

the community punishes them and requires them to make some sort of sacrifice. But the ancestors see everything; so even if the Our greatest fear is violating community doesnt see, the the taboos of our ancestors. There are many different taboos ancestors will punish the one who broke the taboo. The punishment and we learn of them through spirit-possession by our ancestors. can be on any area of their life. Thats why we fear breaking the F or everyone there are taboos taboos. against things, such as eating pork or digging in the ground on T uesday. Some people have P ray for the TIMO team ancestral taboos against things, planned to work amongst the such as travelling on Sunday or Antakarana people as they seek eating a certain type of bean. to proclaim the liberating news of If a community member sees J esus Christ and plant a Christsomeone breaking a taboo, then centred church amongst them.

Those working in Church planting

P15. Amy

P17. Ard & Carin de

P18. Mat & Katy Linley P18. Pierre-Alain &

Leeuw P13. Martin & Joy Koch

P21. Owen & Miriam Pugh Emmanuelle Luder P18. Sam & Leanna P18. Graeme & Eli Mallett Williamson

P13. Frazer Mayhew

Central Region
CHAD

Chad D.R. Congo South Sudan Rwanda Uganda CAR

Catherine Grier Joan Bridge of Don Baptist, Aberdeen Mackenzie


BEBALEM: work in a 180 bed hospital in rural south Chad. I teach nursing students clinically on the ward rounds. The three year nursing programme produces graduates who are trained to work in the hospital or in church-owned health care centres, many of which are in unreached areas. Discipling the students will, God-willing, give a vision to medically-trained Chadians to reach out to their fellow, as yet unreached, Chadians.

N'Djamena Bebalem

Bishopbriggs Free Church of Scotland

Naomi Du
Glenabbey Church Centre, Newtownabbey

Chad

had became independent from France in 1960. Since then, its politics have been characterised by violence, coups and insurgencies. It is a secular state with freedom of religion. Muslims are dominant in government, trade and the army, although they are only just the majority religion (approx 53%).

NDJAMNA: erving God as a midwife in the Chadian capital, where there is a high maternal/ infant mortality rate. Im involved in antenatal care and community health/ education relating to maternal child health. I try to encourage national co-workers and seek to reach out with the gospel to Muslim women I have contact with.

www.catgrier.bodbaptist.org.uk

NDJAMNA: housands of girls across Africa are exploited and lured into prostitution, most with no concept of a God who loves them and longs to give them new life. God has called me to bring his message of love to these broken women. Im convinced that God wants to save, heal and make them his ambassadors amongst people that most of us will never reach!

Toni Stenger

Evangelisch Freie Gemeinde Kirchlengern, Germany

Annemarie Boks

BUNIA: ECA 20 is the national church network which AIM founded in D R Congo in 1912 and with which it partners today. Im involved in encouraging and assisting church leadership in developing vision and ministries.

Evangelische Gemeente Parousia in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

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Ann Fursdon
St. Giles, Northampton

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orking as director in the AIDS Awareness Programme of CECA 20, the church in DRC with which AIM collaborates, in the church districts of Aru and Adi. This means that I am responsible for administration, nances, and training sta; as well as the search for funding and looking for ways to develop the ministry. annemarieboks.aimsites.org fb.com/annemarie.boks @annemarieBoks

ADI:

Kinshasa

Lake Tanganyika

D.R.Congo

R Congo is the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa by area. The rst AIM missionaries went to DR Congo more than 100 years ago, founding the Communaut Evanglique au Centre de lAfrique (CECA 20), which is an Evangelical Community of Churches.

BEBALEM: am a doctor at Bebalem hospital and help the team coordinating the churchs 40 health centres. In the hospital we train qualied/ student nurses in diagnosis and treatment. I organise seminars for health centre personnel, seeking to encourage good quality Christian medical care. In all this I have opportunities for Bible teaching - in the hospital, during the seminars and teaching in two local churches.

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Russ Lyn Noble

Tonj Rumbek Juba


CONGO BASIN

Gillingham Baptist Church, Kent; several churches in NY, USA


Torit

Nicola Limburger

Margit Mueller
Lutheran Church Leutershausen, Germany

e Nil Blue

Free Evangelical Church, Neustadt/ Holstein, Germany

S Sudan

outh Sudan became the worlds newest country on 9 July 2011. It was the outcome of the 2005 peace deal that ended Africas longestrunning civil war. The majority of the population adhere to Christianity. Only 18% call themselves Muslim unlike Sudan, which is 97%.

TORIT:

orking with the AIC Church developing an adult literacy programme in the Otuho language. This involves producing materials for teaching, training volunteers from the churches as literacy teachers, encouraging teachers and adult learners; encouraging the use of the Otuho New Testament. We are also involved with children and womens ministry.

RUMBEK: he health programme took o in 2009 under the Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS) Rumbek Diocese. It has two clinics, providing health services and health promotion among the Dinka community, including antenatal care, immunisation, HIV counselling and Testing (VCT). We conduct regular refresher training for sta & volunteers. On Saturdays the youth and sta members come for Bible study and worship.

TONJ: work with `Mango Ministries` in Tonj, where we teach local people to be facilitators of `Community Health Evangelism`. The aim is to spread the gospel and teach preventative healthcare through local people, so development can take place. Im on home assignment until the end of March, planning to return to continue work as a nurse, as well as teach preventative healthcare and the word of God.

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Jessica Goldschmidt
Basel-Holee Mennonite Church, Switzerland

Bridget Howard

Holy Trinity; St Patricks, Wallington, Surrey

Loots Nancy Lambrechts


Dundonald Church, Wimbledon
RWANDA
Kigali

KIGALI: coordinate a life skills curriculum called WHY WAIT? based on biblical principles. Ive also had the opportunity to teach dierent groups of youth and am working in a youth camp ministry called 3dChristianCamps, the 3 ds standing for Discover, Decide, Do it, as that is our desire for the camp participants!

KIGALI: ll be developing an English programme to equip students to study the planned Christian Leadership degree level course at New Creation Ministries. While I wait for those plans to be nalised, Im teaching general English at a variety of levels for adults with a variety of needs: some wanting to improve their job prospects, others to share the gospel.

Joshua(13/2/03);Lola(28/10/04); Tilly-Tallulah(21/5/07)
KIGALI: orking on the Preach the Word training course. Equipping students to read and teach the Bible faithfully and pass it on. Our hope and prayer is that through PTW, God will raise up many godly church leaders in Rwanda and beyond; leaders who will equip Gods people for works of service, fully matured, and rooted in Christ Jesus.

Rwanda

preach-the-word-rwanda.com

ince the genocide of 1994-95, restoring, restructuring and privatising the economy have been the emphasis of the last decade. The government has made great strides to excise ethnicity from politics and society. It has full freedom of religion, with 89% of the population identifying themselves with Christianity.

In Central Region AIM is engaged with

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Outreach & Evangelism

saiah speaks of Gods word accomplishing that for which it was sent. It is Gods word which draws people to secretly express interest in its teaching. Later, Gods word may cause a handful of brave seekers to listen to Chronological Bible Story Telling. It is Gods word that brings those rst believers to

submission before God and to baptism. But such an open testimony can increase local opposition into something more, naming and shaming those who have changed their religion. Later, however, when the New Testament is translated and oered to every household, Gods word may be the only published book in the peoples own language.

The cost of following


This is just one story where an AIM Worker, had the opportunity to share Jesus with a young Muslim. F or peoples safety, we havent publicised specific names and places.

Zalid grew up under the influence of his uncle, the village imam. He memorised the Quran and lived as a strict Muslim. However, the yearly visits from P akistani Muslim mission-workers slowly caused Zalid to question his beliefs. He began to meet regularly with a catholic priest, and later with a British mission worker, who had moved to his village. They talked together of the cost of following J esus in this

Muslim country. One night, J esus spoke to Zalid in a dream. He told him that he might face difficulties, persecution and maybe even death, but, if he were to die, he would be with him in heaven. F or the first time Zalid knew he was going to heaven. Difficulties and persecution did follow; his wife demanded a divorce and his uncle insisted he leave the family home. However, initial anger slowly died away and now Zalid is back with his wife and daughter, eager to share with others, and slowly growing in his faith.

Those working in Outreach & Evangelism


P15. Amy P21. Kirsty P16. Hannah Coggins P14. Richard & Barbara Davies P11. Simon & Sue French

P15. Lynne Glass

P5. Catherine Grier

P18. Pierre-Alain &

P12. Pete & Libby Halestrap P17. Tim & Bron Heaton P13. Martin & Joy Koch P18. Mat & Katy Linley P21. Jurgen & Katya Hofmann

P6. Margit Mueller

Emmanuelle Luder

P21. Peter & Maureen Prior

P21. Bruce & Jan Rossington P14. Simon & Leanne

P16. Andy & Jacqueline Widmer


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Seb Allwright
Tadley URC, Basingstoke

MBARARA: orking in local churches and secondary schools across South West Uganda to raise up disciples that will reect the image of Christ. Everything I do, whether I am sitting with church leaders, drinking coee with young people, preparing and leading Bible studies or speaking in schools and churches, this is what we are working towards for a Christ-Centered Church.

Kathleen Burns

Abbeyhill Baptist Church, Edinburgh

Marsali Campbell

Lyn Cooke
Brentwood Baptist Church

fb.com/seballwright

KAMPALA: now live mainly on the Ssese Islands. I will continue working in Community Health education and training, but focussed more on working closely with the pastors and leaders of the churches, encouraging them to become more active in reaching out and caring for those in their communities who are living with HIV/ AIDS. On the islands the prevalence rate is reported to be around 30%.

Smithton-Culloden Free Church, Inverness

KAMPALA: orking in partnership with Dwelling Places NGO, Kampala - reaching street children for Christ! Through outreach, rescue, rehab, reconciliation and resettlement. Healthcare is an amazing tool/avenue to reach children at risk, showing love in practical/ caring ways.

www.marsali.co.uk fb.com/marsali.campbell

ARUA : work with the Church of Uganda in Madi West Nile Diocese in womens ministry, alongside Alice, a Ugandan pastor. I teach pastors wives at the theological college in Old and New Testament studies. They are eager to learn Gods word and take it back to their churches. Alice, myself and two other Ugandan ladies also run a weekly ALPHA course in the womens prison.

Donna Morrison

Martins Memorial Church of Scotland, Stornoway

Winette Hubregtse

Zillah Whitehouse

Keith Waddell
St Marys, Islington, London; St Pauls Oadby

Above Bar Church, Southampton MBARARA: he local AIM teams vision is to participate with the local church in discipleship particularly through education, healthcare and community development. Im a physiotherapist in the local government hospital, where Ive been an extra pair of hands in developing the rst government physiotherapy degree programme in Uganda. I assist with course admin, deliver lectures to physiotherapy, medical and nursing students at the university and treat hospital patients.

KAMPALA: assist in the nance oce of Dwelling Places, a Ugandan Christian NGO dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, reconciliation and resettlement of street children. I want to help more of them know Gods love and care personally. Im using my God-given skills and experiences as a chartered public sector accountant to help with good nancial management and enable Dwelling Places to full its mandate from God.

Rehoboth Evangelical Church, Sliedrecht, Netherlands

JINJA: work at Mto Moyoni (Swahili for river in the heart), a retreat centre on the banks of the river Nile, for people seeking spiritual, emotional and physical refreshment. The centre offers dierent programmes to help people, including AIMs mission partners, to connect with Father God, receive rest and renewal, learn to listen to his voice and nd the fullness of life Jesus came to give.

KAMPALA: am an eye surgeon and have worked in Uganda for over 40 years. In that period, I have treated thousands of patients and trained hundreds of assistants in eye surgery. I still spend most of the year on the road doing eye surgery camps around Uganda, into Sudan, and occasionally Congo. Away from the medical work I support a large number of children orphaned because of AIDS.

Uganda
Arua Moroto Kampala Jinja

Mbarara

Ssese islands Lake Victoria

80% of Uganda is engaged in agriculture. The healthy economy of the 1960s was crippled in 1972 by the expulsion of the Asian business community, and then virtually destroyed by tyranny and wars. It has steadily improved since 1992. Under previous government regimes there were restrictions on persecuted Christians, but there is now freedom of religion.

James Claire Gibson


Eneld Baptist Church

Did you know?

Ruby(4/9/05);Jessica(1/10/07); Florence(2/2/10)
KAMPALA: ere working in partnership with AIM and CLIDE, an NGO committed to empowering the community and leading people to God. As a vet, James is teaching vet students, mentoring them in their careers and spiritual lives, and works with CLIDEs livestock projects. Claire uses her teaching skills to reach out to communities in Kampala and Karamoja, to train teachers and to safeguard children at risk.

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e use Creative Access to refer 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 liberating news of Jesus Christ. For the safety of workers and the national believers living there, we either dont feature some of our members in People & Places or dont include their photo and surname.

Creative Access

Workers from AIM Europe work in Creative Access areas or Nations

200+ 99%

million people live in Creative Access Nations in Africa

www.thegibsonsinuganda. wordpress.com fb.com/jamesandclaire.gibson

Derek Nerina Harborne


St Andrews Church, Leyland

One of AIMs workers living in a closed country shares about an opportunity they had to share things of eternal significance

of the population of many of these countries are Muslim

Unusual ways
MBARARA: e work at Mbarara University & Hospital. Nerina researches/ teaches in the Biochemistry Department; Derek is helping improve A&E, treating surgical emergencies and teaching students. Our AIM team focuses on transformational development changed behaviour that the gospel brings - so we help students with discipleship, Bible study, and how to be Christian professionals.

fb.com/derek.harborne fb.com/nerina.harborne 365project.org/nerinaharborne

Sometimes opportunities come about in the most unusual ways. Needing a duplicate key for one of the many security gates on our home, a trip into town to the hardware store was required. However, things are never quite as expected in our adopted country. The hardware store owner, unable to help me, directed me across the street to the Islamic bookshop and said they could help. F eeling like the victim of some April F ool prank, I sheepishly asked if they cut keys? Before the assistant could answer, someone typing busily at a computer in the corner asked, Where are you from? On hearing my nationality, he decided to share a joke about an Englishman, an I rishman and a Scotsman. This casual crossing of paths has developed into a special friendship. Weekly chats over coffee have provided opportunities to share things of eternal significance and pass on a good book.
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Eastern Region
Tanzania Kenya
Lake Victoria Mt. Kilimanjaro

Elisabeth Schenk

Gaara Manyoni Dodoma

Dar es Salaam Morogoro

Evangelische Landeskirche Wuerttemberg Gomaringen, Germany

Tony Cath Swanson

Fittleworth Evangelical Free Church; Worthing Tabernacle Church

Steve Ruth Lancaster

Tanzania

anzania is one of the worlds poorest nations; agricultural subsistence dominates its economy. Health and education sectors require massive investments.There is freedom of religion; all major faiths have the ability to share and propagate their faith. Christianity makes up 54% of the population with Islam totalling 31%.

MANYONI: sa missionary of DMG partnering with AIM and the Anglican Diocese of Rift Valley, I am establishing a Pharmacy at Manyoni in the centre of Tanzania. There is no other Pharmacy within a radius of 130 km. I also supervise the Pharmacy at Kilimatinde Hospital, in a rural area of the Diocese. I am also involved in Sunday school teaching for children and I keep up communications with our partners in Germany.

Corsham Baptist Church, Wiltshire

MOROGORO: ony coordinates the Institute of Bible and Ministry under the authority of the Africa Inland Church - encouraging. mobilising and inspiring church leadership. Cath is Child Safety Ocer for AIM and also works in a grassroots HIV project. Tony is Unit leader for Tanzania East and works with Langham Partnerships.

MOROGORO: ere both working with the AIC Church in eastern Tanzania at the Institute of Bible & Ministry based in Morogoro. Steve is involved in Bible teaching and in the planning of regional conferences for Tanzanian pastors, Ruth works as the communications ocer and also teaches English.

www.lancsintanz.blogspot.co.uk

Andrea Hellemann

Kathleen Quellmalz

Evangelische Freie Gemeinde Pivitsheide e.V., Germany

Evangelical Lutheran Church St.Bartholomi, Treuen, Germany

Sandra Meyer
St. Pauls Protestant Free Church, Bremen, Germany

DODOMA: work in Dodoma at one of the centres run by the Sana Street Kids Project. The project aims to reach out with the gospel to children and young people living on the streets, to meet both their physical and spiritual needs.

fb.com/sanastreet.kids

DAR ES SALAAM: am working with Sana Street Network, a ministry reaching out to vulnerable children and youth. In my role as director of the ministry I seek to equip and guide our sta in the various areas of our ministry and seek Gods will with our leadership team for future development. My greatest joy is to share Gods love with our children.

DAR ES SALAAM: am part of Sana Street Network, Dar es Salaam. Our aim is that the lost children can nd and know their heavenly Father. Most of the time I teach them, do occupational therapy with some of the kids to help them and start now to counsel them with a special method for streetchildren.

In Eastern Region AIM is engaged with


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Unreached Peoples

Matt Amy Dixon

St Davids Church, Moreton-in-Marsh

Bible & Theology

Elia(11/12/08); Finley ( 26/11/10)


MOROGORO: e are working with AICT (African Inland Church of Tanzania) to develop conference and retreat facilities for the Institute of Bible and Ministry (IBM). These facilities will be used to inspire, mobilise and equip pastors, evangelists and their spouses into a closer walk with Christ. Matt is overseeing the management of this large construction project, whilst Amy is developing the management of the retreat house and campsite. Home assignment from April.

Christ-centred church is one which listens to Christ and responds obediently to his voice, as it seeks to live under his Lordship. To be Christ-centred is therefore to be word-centred. The Holy Spirit illuminates Gods people as they read his word so that they may understand what God has freely given us (1 Cor 2:12). However, he does so not by by-passing their minds but rather by working through their own mental

struggle to reach an ever richer understanding. The task of Bible and theological schools is primarily to help believers in that struggle, so that they will grow in their ability to read and apply the Scriptures, and may then faithfully minister Gods word in both church and world.

Built up
Since I started attending seminars, I have been built up, revived in my faith and taught in many areas. Sometimes I would try to instigate new programmes, but the church members did not seem to be with me. When I heard how to Inspire a shared vision, I was greatly encouraged. This led to success and now the church is moving forward together. Sometimes I would feel like Im the only one going through difficult times. Then I would meet many of my fellow evangelists who were facing the same challenges, so we could encourage and pray with each other. The teaching is very relevant to our context. Through it we have seen some very big changes in our church. I wish we could have longer seminars where we could discuss and fellowship more.

mattamytanzania.blogspot.com www.institute.ipages.biz

Simon Sue French

Emmanuel Church, South Croydon

Hannah(17/5/97); J  asmine (26/9/99)


both at RVA

Lameck Tobotobo is an evangelist with the Africa Inland Church near Arusha. Here he talks about the teaching he received at the Institute of Bible and Ministry.

NORTHERN TANZANIA: artnering with the Africa Inland Church Tanzania (AICT), we are involved in the discipleship of Datooga believers, through Bible teaching seminars and also encouraging and empowering local Tanzanian evangelists and leaders, as they seek to reach the unreached in the area. Simon is also AIM Unit Leader for the area, with responsibility for caring for the AIM members serving there.

Those working in BIBLe & Theology


P13. Edith Currie P11. Matt & Amy Dixon P14. Lynne Glass P11. Simon & Sue French P6. Loots & Nancy Lambrechts

P10. Steve & Ruth Lancaster P18. Mat & Katy Linley P17. Angelika Maader P17. Inge Michel P13. Margot Reich

P21. Bruce & Jan Rossington P13. Georgette Short P10. Tony & Cath Swanson P16. Tim & Beth Wood
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I feel happy about the Word of God and courageous now to speak about it.
Rosie McCorkell runs a Ladies Bible School in Mozambique. Enes Bekosi is one of the ladies who attends. Here she writes about how the Bible School has impacted her.

Pete Libby Halestrap


St Leonards Church, Exeter

Church Development

Finlay(10/8/09);Gabriel(18/1/12
KIJABE: ere seeking to serve the people attending Kijabe Hospital. There are numerous opportunities to disciple and equip local believers, as well as reach out to unreached people groups visiting the hospital. Pete oversees the care of the outpatient and emergency departments and is involved in community development. Libby teaches in a pre-school and the local churchs Sunday School, and looks after their two small children.

e are so thankful for the impact the gospel has had in many countries in which AIM has worked over the past 100 years. The church is often well established, but still welcomes gospel partnership with AIM to help develop and grow, by training leaders in areas ranging from Sunday School teaching to pastoral ministry to community outreach. AIM mission partners are working with national churches to enable them to be more eective in reaching their own communities and to have an enlarged vision for other people groups not yet reached.

www.halestrap.wordpress.com

I know He loves me
Before I went to the Ladies Bible School, I couldnt even pray because I did not know how, and felt when asked that I couldnt. Now, I can and like doing it and know that when I pray, one day I will live with J esus forever. I was in darkness, like I was in the dark. Now, I can see where I am going. I t has made a difference in my life, because I knew nothing. Now, everywhere I am, I am thinking if God helps me to learn more, I can preach the gospel to the other people. I feel happy about the word of God and courageous now to speak about it. I can now hold a pencil, too, and write and I am keeping on praying to God to learn how to read, too. I feel like I am close to God. Though I had problems before, I know he loves me.

Peter & Katy Wilson

Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh, Kirknewton & East Calder Church of Scotland

Daniel(16/2/04); C  aleb(9/9/05); Levi ( 18/12/06)


RIFT VALLEY ACADEMY: e are teaching at Titchie Swot, the primary school at Rift Valley Academy. From Easter Peter will be shadowing the current Primary Principal and taking over this role in the next school year and Katy will be helping with student support before class teaching in the next school year. We are very eager to be able to openly share our faith alongside teaching and are excited about this new chapter in our lives.

Those working in Church Development

P11. Matt & Amy Dixon P13. Anna Kloninger P18. Mat & Katy Linley P17. Walter & Rosie McCorkell

P17. Claudia Middendorf P5. Toni Stenger P17. Claire Weddell P16. Tim & Beth Wood

Frazer Mayhew Anna Carey Baptist Church, Reading Kloninger


LCHAKWAI: will be joining a TIMO team in Lchakwai, rural northern Kenya, seeking to reach the Samburu people with the gospel. As a team we will spend the rst few months learning language and culture and seeking to build friendships. After some time we hope to participate in community development through which we will seek opportunities for the gospel and to plant a church.

Margot Reich
Evangelische Kirchengemeinde, Waldwimmersbach, Germany

Mennonite Brethren, Neuwied, Germany

Georgette Short

Vieweld Baptist Church, Dunfermline

MARSABIT: fter Home Assignment in Germany, in December I returned to Kenya, where I am based at Marsabit in northern Kenya. I am engaged in training Sunday School teachers who will teach the Bible and encourage Kenyas next generation to follow Jesus.

KAPSABET: work in theological education at Kapsabet Bible College. The purpose of the college is to train pastors and church workers to meet the needs of the Africa Inland Church, Kenya. Churches are being started every month but there are not enough pastors to look after those churches and to teach Christians the word of God.

MACHAKOS: serve at Scott Christian University in Machakos, Kenya where I teach mainly biblical and missions courses. I also enjoy mentoring students and ministering with them on Sundays. It has been wonderful to see God raising up African missionaries in recent days and it will be exciting to see how he uses them in the future.

Martin Joy Mark Barbara Koch Freie Evangelische Gemeinde and Phippen CVJM, both in Giessen, Germany
Christchurch South Cambs, Sawston

Edith Currie

Christchurch with All Saints, Blackpool; St Marys Parish Church, Gosforth, Cumbria

Renate Hornung

Evangelische Kirchengemeinde, Plderhausen, Germany

NAIROBI: rom early 2014 Mark will be working as a counsellor at the Tumaini Counselling Centre, part of AIM Care, which is available to support AIM or other missionaries and works to provide preventative and restorative mental health services and pastoral care. Barbara is an adult literacy tutor and is hoping to combine teaching English with sharing the gospel.

LCHAKWAI, SAMBURU DISTRICT: e will be leading the Samburu TIMO Team, that begins in March 2014. Team Members will learn the Samburu language and culture, building relationships and sharing their faith in Christ in those relationships. Our prayer is that God will call a number of Samburu to Christ, that a church may be formed which will in turn share the gospel with other Samburu.

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ELDORET: ince 1987, AIC Missionary College has trained hundreds of Africans to be cross-cultural missionaries and since 2006, became a satellite campus for Scott Christian University, training AIC pastors as well as missionaries. My main role at the College has been helping both the mission and theology students write better English. I have also given the Academic Dean administrative support and have recently become involved in the development of a Mentoring Programme for all our students.

LOKICHOGIO, TURKANA: eaching small groups and individuals about community health, including Bible teaching and a small income generating project. This might come to a close as I am retiring in 2014.The groups will continue to put in practice what they have learned over the years. They have become my friends and God willing, I might come back after some time to visit them.

Lokichogio Marsabit
Lchakwai Eldoret Kapsabet Kijabe Nairobi Machakos Mombasa

Kenya
enya gained independence from Britain in 1963. Since then British tourism has been a key element of Kenyas economy, however, unemployment, poverty and crime remain high. Whilst the majority religion is Christianity, Kenyas ethnic diversity and vast countryside means there are still many unreached with the gospel.
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Southern Region
John Shan Barry
Guildford Baptist Church

Marseille the Islands Mozambique Madagascar Lesotho Angola Namibia

Elaine Hutchison
Spicer Street, St Albans

Themba(17/12/96, RVA);Joseph (10/12/99, RVA); Michael (  20/7/04, PS)


JOHANNESBURG: ohn is the Regional Executive Ocer for Southern Region. We work to support mission partners and the work of AIM across the Southern Region. The role involves oversight of the region, oering both leadership and pastoral care. It also involves looking into new ministry and partnership possibilities, as well as working closely with the African Church.

JOHANNESBURG: y primary responsibility in the Southern Region oce is for Finance and IT. This involves hands-on accounting as well as giving oversight and advice to the units and leadership in regards to nancial management. As part of the leadership team I also enjoy discussions on the strategic direction of the Region, working mainly with the Regional Executive Ocer and Regional Development Ocer.

South Africa
he South African Mobilising Oce is based in Cape Town. Their responsibility is to mobilise the South African Church for mission and facilitate sending Christian workers into Africa. The Southern Region Oce is also based in South Africa (Johannesburg), responsible for supporting and overseeing all AIM mission partners across the Southern Region and new ministry possibilities.

Naomi Jones
Windsor Baptist Church, Belfast

CAPE TOWN: work for a local church in Cape Town in childrenyouthyoung adults ministry. I run a Childrens Bible club, teach Bible Education in a local primary school, lead a girls teenage Bible study and run the Sunday School for age 6-13. I have the privilege of meeting with many girls one-on-one to mentor them in their walk with the Lord. I also, for a few hours each week, help out at the AIM sending oce running their short term programme.

Simon Leanne

Lynne Glass

First Garvagh Presbyterian Church

All Saints Hampreston and Stapehill, Dorset; Hawthorne Gospel Church, NJ, USA

Miriam(1.11.01); L  ydia(1.11.01);  Hannah(20.5.04)


VIE UNIT, MARSEILLE: imon is the Unit Leader for the VIE Unit, which is comprised of Marseille and the French island in the Indian Ocean island group where AIM works. VIE means life in French. In Marseille, we are involved in various outreach activities among the diaspora of island people in the city.

VIE UNIT, MARSEILLE: m part of a team reaching out to the 80,000 or so island people living here in Marseille. Im involved in Bible translation into one of the island languages, as well as outreach work through a ladies literacy class and homework club. We seek to encourage the local French churches to share this vision and ministry.

Richard Barbara Davies


Glenurquhart Free Church of Scotland

Marseille & the Islands

C
James(30/5/97); L  ibby(4/3/99)
Both in French school

In Southern Region AIM is engaged with

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VIE UNIT, MARSEILLE: eaching out to islanders in the city through practical help in a second-hand clothes shop, teaching English, homework help in families and visiting. Taking opportunities to share Scripture with contacts wherever possible. Also working to encourage French believers to engage in outreach to this community.

hristianity on the islands is often viewed with hostility and in some cases outlawed by the Islamic rulers. Political violence has left these islands desperately poor and natural resources are in short supply. Many immigrants and refugees from the islands live in Marseille. Workers here seek to introduce them to the gospel and equip them to take the good news back to their homelands.

Amy ISLANDS UNIT:

Woodlands Christian Centre, Bristol

work on the islands as part of a church planting team. As a team we aim to live distinctively, showing Gods love practically and sharing truth in a way that islanders can relate to. This involves sharing their lives, spending time in their homes and building relationships. It means dressing like them and learning their language. I also teach English to adults.

Heather ISLANDS UNIT:


Portswood Church, Southampton; Mount Pleasant Gospel Hall, Lowestoft

Womens Ministry

On her request, we met weekly to pray and study Gods Word


Naomi Duff is working amongst vulnerable and exploited women in Chad. This is the story of Ginny and how God graciously worked in her.

y platform ministry is working with mother-tongue language resources. Up until now this has mainly been teaching literacy and numeracy to women with little or no formal education. However, Im now also co-ordinating a strategy we are launching, to get more biblical resources into island languages in dierent media forms.

IMs ministry among African women can take many forms from providing practical help and emotional support to vulnerable women to delivering Bible teaching to pastors wives. The position of women in many African societies means they are often disadvantaged in areas such as education, but by contrast we were encouraged to discover recently that Rwanda leads the world in the proportion of women serving in the countrys Parliament. Christ-centred churches need Christ-centred women. Pray that many more might be so.

A trophy of Gods grace


I met Ginny in the red-light district. At her home, she openly confessed that she struggled with alcohol abuse and needed supernatural help to change. I learnt of the great heartache behind her addiction. Married as a teenager, she had five children and was then discarded by her husband. On her request, we met weekly to pray and study Gods Word. I watched her hunger for God grow. When I helped her place a job advert in a restaurant, in just days she had work! Ginny had no doubt how this happened: God did this for me. Now Ginny is a trophy of Gods grace. She loves the Lord, is engaged in her local church. With a swirl of joy and sadness, she told me, I cant be with my children, but I pray for them every day. I know God will protect and use them. I praise God for Ginny - a life redeemed and a light aflame for him in this dark country.

Christo Sarah Power


Bridge Chapel, Liverpool

Isabelle(9/11/06);Esm ( 1/12/08); Iris (  2/9/11)


VIE UNIT, MAYOTTE, INDIAN OCEAN: ere living and working among the unreached Shibushi people. We provide evening English classes and Sarah tutors some children. Chris also has a full-time job teaching English in a local high school and he plays for a local football team. We are intentionally sharing our faith as we participate in community life and invest in relationships with the people around us.

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Those working in Womens Ministry

P26. John & Jackie

Chaplin P8. Lyn Cooke P5. Naomi Du P5. Ann Fursdon

P17. Walter & Rosie

McCorkell P6. Russ & Lyn Noble P21. Peter & Maureen Prior
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Marta from Imilai, S Sudan attended a literacy class run by Russ & Lyn Noble and the AIC Church

Andy Jacqueline Widmer

I want to thank God


Marta wanted to go to school when she was a child, but her mother said she must stay home and learn womens work. Some years later the civil war was over, now a married woman and mother, Marta heard literacy classes were starting at the church in her remote village, nestled below the mountains of South Sudan. Marta was one of the first to register for the class. Over the years she has learned to read and write in Otuho, her mother tongue. Before I joined the literacy class I could not see anything, but now I want to thank God for giving the idea to those people who sent teachers to us, so that now we are able to read and write something. Marta wants the programme to continue, as she is now able to read some of the Otuho New T estament and small books produced by the Africa Inland Church literacy programme.

Freie Christengemeinde SPM, Olten, Switzerland

MACOMIA: e are currently on home assignment, waiting to hear where we will be called next. For the last four years we have run Radio Nuru, an evangelical radio station established to reach out to the Mwani of Mozambique. Our role was varied, from maintaining the station building, dealing with administrative issues, to recording and putting together radio programmes. We also worked with local sta, training and discipling.

Literacy & Language


aimed at people at a grassroots level using the mother-tongue and are used to train volunteer teachers, particularly from village churches. The vision is to enable adults to read the Bible and other literature for themselves in their own language. English classes help with access to higher education and jobs.

Tim Beth Wood

ersonal and spiritual development is often thwarted by a lack of literacy or language skills. Cultural values, conict or poverty deny many people access to formal education, especially women. Such lack can lead to high infant mortality, high death in pregnancy-related issues, and poor understanding of nutrition and hygiene. Adult literacy programmes help such needy adults. They are

Wolseley Road Gospel Hall, Plymouth; Arlington Countryside Church, IL, USA

Jonathan(14/8/96); S  arah(14/10/98)
both at RVA

BEIRA:

Those working in Literacy & Language


P15. Heather P14. Lynne Glass

P17. Tim & Bron Heaton P6. Bridget Howard P17. Walter & Rosie McCorkell

P15. Christo & Sarah Power P21. Bruce & Jan Rossington P16. Tim & Beth Wood

P6. Russ & Lyn Noble P13. Mark & Barbara Phippen

e serve in a church called Vision in the Word of God, focusing on discipleship and teaching. Tim also teaches at Sofala Bible Institute in the B.A. programme. Beth works on translation projects in the Cindau language, producing Bible study material and childrens Sunday school lessons. Our passion is to encourage healthy churches and strong families. fb.com/timothy.r.wood

Tim Bron Heaton

St Stephens, Twickenham; West Wickham and Shirley Baptist Church

Walter Rosie McCorkell


Strean Presbyterian Church, Newtownards

Claire Weddell

New Life Church,Newcastle upon Tyne

Katie(18/4/05); J  amie(27/1/08)
PEMBA: e work in northern Mozambique with the Mwani people. We are currently involved in discipling a handful of believers, teaching English and Bible Storying. The Mwani, as well as following Islam, are heavily inuenced by witchcraft and fear of the spirit world. Living and working among them is tough, as we seek to share the gospel in ways that are culturally sensitive and that build for the long term.

SIYABUZANA NEAR ESPUNGABERA: e work amongst the Ndau people group in Mozambique discipling church leaders. Walter works with pastors, helping them with biblical studies and giving practical support. Rosie teaches the Bible to women, some of whom cannot read or write their own names. We are also involved in the development of a new church building with a dormitory to allow further teaching.

CHIMOIO: laire works with local churches in the areas of discipleship, leadership development and envisioning for missions, to make disciples who will in turn make disciples. Using the Kairos Course as a primary tool, she is involved in mobilising the Mozambican church to full their part in the Great Commission, reaching out to unreached people groups with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Inge Michel

Evangelical-Lutheran Church (ELC), Schaafheim, Germany

Claudia Middendorf

Baptist Church, Frankfurt, Germany

Angelika Maader

ELC Albertshausen and Neuenmarkt, Germany

Lonie Dieleman

Gereformeerde Gemeente, WestSouburg, The Netherlands

NAMPULA: am part of INTENA (Instituto teolgico evanglico de Nampula) as a teacher and pedagogic dean. Being part of PROFORTE (Programa de formao theolgica evanglica de Moambique) helping Bible schools to improve.

www.intena-web.com

y ministry is to share the gospel with children and young people. This includes opportunities to work alongside a Mozambican co-worker to teach a life and AIDS education programme in some of Beiras public schools.

BEIRA:

NAMPULA: work alongside Angelika Maader at INTENA (Instituto teolgico evanglico de Nampula), where I also help, as a teacher, in the training of pastors and church workers. The Institute has three aims: to mediate sound biblical knowledge; to shape Christians lives in the image of God; and to co-operate with others in the Christian community.

BEIRA: eading the AIM team in Mozambique; encouraging, supporting, helping AIM personnel; keeping the focus of our vision on AIMs mission; making sure legal and administrative requirements are being met; liaising with local churches and like-minded organisations. Helping towards the availability and production of Christian literature in Mozambique.

Mocimboa de Praia Macomia Pemba Nampula


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Mozambique
ince independence from Portugal in 1975 Mozambique was battered by civil war, economic woes and famine. Since peace in 1992 though, the country has developed one of the worlds fastest growing economies. Many are still unreached with the gospel & 17% of the country practice Islam.
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Chimoio Espungabera

Beira

Maputo

Mozambique Channel

Graeme Eli Mallett


City Church, Liverpool

Hannah Coggins

Woodgreen Evangelical Church

Mat Katy Linley

Sutton Bonington Baptist Church

Mahajanga Mandritsara Antananarivo Antsirabe Indian Ocean

Joe(5/8/02);Jessica(18/5/04); Naomi(20/11/06); Ester(24/5/12)


MAHAJANGA: e are an ordinary family serving an extraordinary God. From 2009 to 2011 we served God in Madagascar. Our passion is to return and fulll the vision that God has put on our hearts. We are currently waiting for nancial and prayer support to allow us to return.

BETROKA: am part of a curriculum based team reaching the Bara people. My main role is to teach the teams children to free their parents up for ministry. I also study language, take part in the curriculum and spend as much time as possible building relationships with local friends. Our team hopes to reach the Bara through Bible storying and is also exploring dierent community development ministries.

Betroka

Phoebe ( 8/10/05);Jonah(9/8/07);
- at the Good News School, Mandritsara.  arnaby(23/9/11) B

Madagascar

madamalletts.blogspot.co.uk

@HanCoggins

MANDRITSARA: e work as part of a multi-agency missionary team, in partnership with the Baptist Churches of Madagascar. Mat leads the team, is involved in management of the hospital, and in training rural church leaders. Katy is a doctor at the Good News Hospital.

www.mandritsara.org.uk

he worlds fourth biggest island boasting ora and fauna that exist nowhere else on earth. 92% of the population exist on less than 2 per day. 41% of the population identify with Christianity, 7% with Islam, the majority follow Traditional African Religions.

Karin Mende

Free Evangelical Church, Marburg, Germany

ANTSIRABE: ased on Rom 12:2 I am engaged in transformational development and HIV/ AIDS ministry in many parts of Madagascar. As coordinator I am available for networking with the expat community and interdenominational church leadership to facilitate asset-based workshops. We pray that human dignity will be restored as leaders grow in their potential as Gods image bearers and begin small sustainable self-help programmes beyond their church walls.

Pierre-Alain Emmanuelle Luder


Fdration Romande d Eglises Evangliques

Sam Leanna Williamson

St Lukes Church, Wimbledon Park, London Winchester Baptist Church

Barry Heather Mann

Aurore(26/4/03); M  aud(22/1/05);
BETROKA: e are part of a curriculum based team sharing the gospel with the Bara people of Madagascar. We hope to reach the Bara through Bible storying. To do this we need to work hard on our language skills so that we can properly explain the gospel to them in their heart language. We are working to build local relationships and get involved in the community.

Ella(5/3/01); S  uzanna(11/9/03); Zeph(27/12/09); Z  eke(1/9/11)


MASERU: e will be leading a team of men who will live and work with the semi-nomadic shepherds of Lesotho, who live isolated lives high in the mountains. The team will adapt to their culture and language, seeking to bring the gospel to this large unreached people group. Ultimately we will aim to plant a church among them, praying that shepherds of animals will become shepherds of men.

MAPHUTSENG: e have been working with Growing Nations, a church based agricultural organisation teaching Farming Gods Way in Lesotho & across Southern Africa, since 2012. Heather is the CEO of Growing Nations & Barry is working to develop the communications and media side of the project. Both our roles are primarily to disciple, mentor, equip and empower the local Basotho team.

Karin.Mende

barrymannphotography.com fb.com/barry.mann.108 www.growingnations.co.za

Lesotho
Maseru Mokhotlong Maphutseng

esotho is a Kingdom totally surrounded by South Africa, whom they depend on, as their biggest employer and buyer of their main natural resource - water. Lesotho is made up of highland villages, where people live in extreme poverty and few have heard the gospel.

Community Development

Growing Nations

Ntate Peiso was trained through Growing Nations resident student programme last year, being taught how to F arm Gods Way and Transformational Development.

I t has been amazing to see how P eiso has developed personally and spiritually over the year. He is now training the current year resident students and others in his community. Ntate P eiso said, Before I was trained with Growing Nations, I farmed my fathers land, but it was hard work and I had little knowledge. We never grew enough to live on. I now have the knowledge of how to farm and I know that we will grow enough to live on this year. I am far more confident now and I love teaching others about farming and about the gospel, too. Before I was very shy and found it difficult to share the gospel with others, but now I have a new found freedom and am able to share with everyone.

n a living, holistic church there is an interactive participation between all aspects of community life and church life. A church transformed as described in Ephesians 4 will show a greater desire to move out into the community. Where the church is really living as Gods agent of change in society, transformation will happen from the inside out. Through Community Development, AIM mission partners work in partnership with local churches in a wide range of community ministries, from agriculture to work amongst street children.

Those working in Community Development

P5. Annemarie Boks P8. Kathleen Burns P8. Marsali Campbell P18. Hannah Coggins P9. James & Claire Gibson P11. Simon & Sue French

P12. Pete & Libby

Halestrap P9. Derek & Nerina Harborne P13. Renate Hornung P18. Graeme & Eli Mallett

P18. Barry & Heather

Mann P18. Karin Mende P21. Owen & Miriam Pugh P8. Zillah Whitehouse

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Healthcare

IM works in a diverse context with respect to health factors. Healthcare is an inclusive term relating to curative, rehabilitative, palliative, preventative and healthpromotive ministries, within healthcare facilities, educational establishments and the community. The biblical understanding of health is enshrined in the Hebrew concept of Shalom. Thus ill-health goes beyond physical and mental maladies to encompass distorted and disruptive relationships. Shalom denotes much more than peace; it has a richer meaning of reconciliation with God and the presence of right relationships with each other, self and creation. Seen in the context of Gods purpose for mankind to be reconciled and transformed into Christs likeness in every dimension of being, health ministry must be at the very heart of mission.

Faith and Love


The church-run health centre at Gono Kobbi, Chad is in a small village among the Marba tribe. I ts small team all trained at Bebalem School of Health: Emile, nurse in charge, Matthew, laboratory technician, and his wife, Isabel, nurse aid. There is a church, but its mostly outsiders who go and not the Marba themselves, though there are Marba churches elsewhere.
This is Matthew, a laboratory technician

Dr Catherine Grier asked Emile (by text - phone communication is difficult) what hed gained from the training and how it was affecting others lives. He sent the simple but powerful text: F aith and Love. Please pray for these three, as they communicate Christs compassion and live as witnesses in this isolated village. Medicines are hard to obtain; providing good quality health care is extremely difficult. Pray for Matthew and Isabel, who are from another tribe: for language learning, that the challenges would not limit their witness, but each day would open doors to speak about their faith.

Those working in Healthcare

P21. Kirsty P5. Annemarie Boks P8. Kathleen Burns P8. Marsali Campbell P26. John & Jackie Chaplin P5. Ann Fursdon P9. James & Claire Gibson P5. Catherine Grier

P12. Pete & Libby Halestrap P9. Derek & Nerina

P5. Joan Mackenzie P18. Karin Mende P6. Margit Mueller

Harborne P10. Andrea Hellemann P13. Renate Hornung P6. Nicola Limburger P18. Mat & Katy Linley

P10. Elisabeth Schenk P8. Keith Waddell

P10. Tony & Cath Swanson P8. Zillah Whitehouse

Special Ministries & Between Assignments


Jurgen Katja Hofmann
Evangelishe Gemeente De Ambassade; Bridgnorth Baptist Church

Owen Miriam Pugh

Bunyan Baptist Church, Stevenage

Bruce Jan Rossington

Kensington Baptist Church, Bristol

Peter Maureen Prior


Cosham Baptist Church, Portsmouth

Vanya (1/9/04);Issa ( 17/10/06); Abbey(23/08/08); D  ani (  21/2/11)

Charlie ( 19/5/02); I mani ( 25/2/04);  Ella(8/9/99) at RVA;Cerys (27/5/07)


GAARA, TANZANIA: e served amongst the Alagwa people as part of a TIMO team and are looking to return to the same area to continue nurturing and strengthening a new church that is being planted there. We are using Chronological Bible Storytelling to really communicate Gods word, using the heart-language of the people. We are helping to create rainwater tanks, to improve drinking water quality and availability through the long dry season.

Zo(14.3.00); Martha(25.7.02); Joseph(27.7.06)

urgen trained and worked as a baker but is currently studying theology, whilst Katja is a lawyer. Their assignment has still to be nalised; a TIMO Team or Curriculum Based Team will be the best option for them, at least initially. We anticipate that the Hofmann family will be available for assignment from autumn 2014. Please pray for them in their preparations.

e are currently seconded to a Bible translation organisation in Cameroon. Bruce is training as a Bible translation consultant, helping three language groups to translate Scripture (Marks Gospel) into their mother tongue for the rst time. Jan is home-schooling Martha and serving on the board of Rain Forest International School. We anticipate moving to East Africa in 2014 to take up a new assignment with AIM.

BRISTOL: e work with African peoples in the UK, many of whom come from nations closed to mission. Our work consists of volunteering at drop-in centres. Peter assists asylum seekers who have been permitted to stay. Maureen works with a Womens Refugee group which caters to mainly Muslim women. Through these activities we build up friendships, visit people in their homes, share Jesus and invite some to church.

Ard Carin de Leeuw

Kirsty

Hebron Evangelical Church, Aberdeen

Vrije Evangelisatie Gemeente, Zwolle

Boaz(30/3/11); M  anoah(23/11/12)

e will be serving on a TIMO or Curriculum Based Team reaching out to an unreached people group. This involves us living among the people in order to learn their culture and language, building relationships and shareing our lives and the gospel with them.

n return to the Indian Ocean Islands in April, I plan to complete an internship at the local hospital before moving to a new community to work in a small health post. It has been closed for several years, but with government approval and the promise of support from community leaders, my colleague and I plan to use health to reach out to those living on that side of the island.

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Children & Youth

frica has a growing and young population. More than 40% of the population is under 15 years old in most sub-Saharan countries, compared to 20% in the USA. Future leaders in both Church and society will come from amongst these young people. Pray that seeds of the gospel sown into their lives will not only transform them as individuals, but impact whole communities and nations. The work with children and youth ranges from outreach to street children in major cities to discipling young people in Christian-based schools.

Daniel (photoed with his wife and AIM Mission Partner, Marsali Campbell) declares his thankfulness to God for the work of Dwelling Places

How lovely is your dwelling place

When I was 12, I joined Dwelling Places. I stayed in the Boys Home and had a bed, mattress, and blanket, so I could sleep well and My Dad died when I was safely. The food was good, three. He had many wives and we had a nurse, called and 16 children. My Mum Marsali Campbell, who gave used to beat me. We stayed us medicine when we needed in a slum area and I used it. Aunty Marsali helped me to hang out with other to complete my secondary street kids; we smoked education and encouraged marijuana and inhaled fuel. me to be independent and I had never been to school, develop good life skills. She and couldnt read or write. behaved like a Mum to me, One day I met Aunty Rita. which helped me to develop a love for my Mum. She welcomed us, listened to our life stories, and, I brought my future wife to through Street Church, told meet Aunty Marsali, as she us stories about God and taught us boys to wait for His love.

the right person to marry, and to marry with vows to God in a Church with our P astor. Now I am 25, married to my beautiful J osephine; I have a good job, support my family, and am part of my local church. I am so very thankful to God for Aunty Rita, Dwelling Places staff, my role model, Aunty Marsali, and all who support Dwelling Places they all really did a good job!

Those working in Children & Youth

P8. Seb Allwright

P8. Marsali Campbell P17. Lonie Dieleman P12. Pete & Libby P6. Jessica Goldschmidt

P10. Andrea Hellemann P14. Naomi Jones P10. Sandra Meyer

P10. Kathleen Quellmalz P10. Elisabeth Schenk P10. Tony & Cath Swanson P12. Pete & Katy Wilson

P8. Donna Morrison

P6. Russ & Lyn Noble

Halestrap

P15. Christo & Sarah Power

Sending Churches & gospel Partnership


Peter organised a whip round and we raised 2,000.00 between us and also got a message back to the TabI believe we were all stunned at the response we got back and further amazed at the sums raised. It was just another proof that the power of prayer and care back at home for us men and the project was beyond our wildest dreams. It made us proud representatives of such a caring church that has kept its focus on mission. I also believe it bought blessings that went way beyond just constructing buildings.

Worthing Tabernacle: A sending church

e were encouraged and humbled by a report we received from Worthing Tabernacle of a visit by a team of men from the church to Tanzania. The church is the sending church of Tony & Cath Swanson (Page 10). Now they were sending a building team to help convert some shipping containers into accommodation units for use by people coming into Dar es Salaam from outlying areas for training, on AIM business etc. and as a rst or last lodging place for people entering or leaving the country. The church had already sent a signicant sum of money to purchase building materials and tools in readiness for the visit, but after just two days, the work had made such good progress that the budget was almost spent. John, one of the team, recounts what happened next:

And those blessings are not just to be seen in the lasting impact this construction work will have in the lives of Tanzanian pastors and their churches. As the men worked on the project, they also shared fellowship, teaching, testimony and prayer together each day. John commented: This led us so called big tough men to realise that we were called to openness and honesty with each otherI felt that this was one of the most powerful experiences of my Christian walk, seeing men deal with burdens they had carried for a lifetime. I hope and pray that many burdens were left behind in that room, possibly some still require teasing out through the friendships that were born out of this trip or maybe with the skills of our new pastor, but I believe we came back changed men.

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? Romans 10:13-15

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AIM Europe helps over 100 Churches across Europe in sending beautiful feet to preach the good news. The good news that, whoever calls on the name of the Lord, will be saved.
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Mobilisers: European HQ

he Mobilisers work seeks to ensure that every member is cared for in every possible way. They oer

guidance over placements and look after areas such as nance, member care, training and media.

European Director
rior to becoming European Director, Andrew, with his wife Rachel, was Andrew Chard involved in pioneer church-planting in East Africa. Andrew now leads the AIM team in the UK and oversees the wider work of mobilisation in mainland Europe. He is responsible for setting direction and strategy for AIM Europe, representing the mission at various levels and is part of AIMs International Council. His role involves a signicant amount of travel in Europe and in Africa.

Administration, Finance & Operations Team


n addition to his role as Company Secretary, Andrew provides operational leadership for the oce, including the management, strategy, compliance and development of our legal, nancial and operational matters.

Andrew Reed

Deborah Kong

Deborah, alongside her own particular accounting responsibilities, manages the Finance team, comprised of Graham and Claire. Graham is responsible for missionary nance and Claire is responsible for supporter nance.

Graham Wiggett

Claire Lister

Rosemary is our administrator and, as well as being the rst port of call for telephone calls and visitors, is responsible for the day to day support needs of the oce.

Rosemary Rettie

Communications Team
(inc. Supporter Relations)

Personnel Team

lan leads the Communications Team, who produce the various regular Alan publications and other Hewerdine printed literature; Joe, our Graphic Designer, also looks after the websites, and Lindseys principal area of work is social media. Together they Joe Morgan seek to promote greater awareness of AIMs ministry, publicise needs and opportunities for service in Africa, and grow support through prayer, Lindsey Davies nance and in other practical ways. They aim to tell the story of what God is doing in Africa, for his glory, and to encourage people who are part of that story through sending or going.
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eter leads the Personnel Team, helping those enquiring about service in Africa - short or long-term - discern Gods call, move through the application process and prepare for their arrival in Africa. The team then work to ensure rst-rate member care is given to all AIM Europe mission partners. Laura helps prepare members for Africa and ensure they continue to do well spiritually and emotionally. She remains in regular contact and organises debriefs and other care for adults and children when in the UK. Amy looks after administration for long-term mission partners: ights, insurance, visas, organising conferences, database maintenance etc! She also helps Laura prepare families for overseas service and debrieng children. Marcella, Synergy (short-term programme) Coordinator, helps people explore ways to serve short-term and then prepare to do so. Marcella returns to the USA in January. We are looking for her successor.

Peter Root

Laura Perbet

Amy Birtwistle

Marcella Bernales

Administration & Pastoral Care

Area Mobilisers
The work of our Area Mobilisers team involves: yy promoting awareness of AIM yy sharing needs and opportunities yy helping enquirers discern Gods call and move through the application process yy acting as on-going link between AIM, mission partners and their sending churches. Alan Cousins covers Ireland, North & South; Ruth Box works in Scotland; Tim Matthews looks after North England & North Wales; whilst Peter Oyugi shares South England & South Wales with Peter & Sally Maclure in South East England. Bert Dijkstra, supported by his wife, Monique, is Director for the Netherlands, and Gilles Bonvallat, together with his wife, Myriam, is the newly appointed Director for France and Switzerland.

Stress, burn-out, family pressures, trauma, illness, bereavement - hard to handle oes mission only in ones home country, happen on the eld? surrounded by the love and But how do you support of family, friends dene eld? For and church; add the isolation some mission partners, on the and pressure of a mission eld means some time - but by assignment and problems are no means all - behind an oce magnied. Access to quality desk. Its still mission, because pastoral care in Africa can without those providing make the dierence between administrative back-up, others continuing in ministry and on the eld would be far less coming home. eective.

The joy of supporting


As a mission partner, J ohn Barry benefitted from the support of the administrators at home and in the Regional Office. Now, as recently appointed Southern Region Executive Officer, he reflects on the new role.
John Barry, driving into the mountains of Lesotho

When I was about 13 I felt called to serve the poor. When I was working with AIM in Lesotho it was natural to work out that sense of calling to see the marginalised valued. Much of that was possible because leaders in Africa and beyond were praying, supporting and recruiting personnel to help realise things on the ground. Now I am a leader the tables are turned. I have the privilege of seeing people do what I could not. Now, I have the joy of seeing others fulfil their callings and supporting them as they respond to Gods invitation to be part of his mission to reconcile the nations to himself.

Alan Cousins

Ruth Box

Tim Matthews

Peter Oyugi

Those working in Administration & Pastoral Care


P14. John & Shan Barry P5.

P14. Naomi Jones

P10. Steve & Ruth Lancaster P17. Claudia Middendorf P8.

Peter & Sally Maclure

Gilles & Myriam Bonvallat

Annemarie Boks P13. Edith Currie P14. Elaine Hutchison

P16. Andy & Jacqueline Widmer P12. Pete & Katy Wilson P14. Simon & Leanne

Donna Morrison

Bert & Monique Dijkstra

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International Office
Luke Jenny Herrin
Luke is International Director

IMs International Oce is responsible for overseeing the organisations entire ministry around the world.

AIM International Oce 37 Alexandra Park Redland Bristol BS6 6QB

Ian Elaine Campbell

Malpas Road Evangelical Church, Newport

John Jackie Chaplin


Kensington Baptist Church, Bristol; Golden Cross Chapel, East Sussex

Paul Margo Shaddick

Bradley Stoke Evangelical Church, Bristol

Gregg Karen Lewis


Gregg is Oce Manager and Karen is Director of Personnel

ans role is to challenge and encourage the Regional Executive Ocers and TIMO Director to ensure that AIM ministries are strategic and eective in achieving the ends of the organization. Elaine is a research assistant and helps develop prayer information for AIM

Marie ( 17/2/88); Joshua ( 18/11/94); Rebekah (6/1/96); D  aniel (  18/3/99)

Christopher ( 18/9/91);  Emma ( 15/8/93);Luke ( 15/5/03); Eliana(22/7/05);  Hannah (  9/3/08)

Pattie Phillips
Associate Director of Personnel

Anna Dejaegher
Bookkeeper

Jenny Morgan
Personnel Assistant

Paul Everingham
Chief Finance Ocer

ohn is the AIM International HIV/AIDS consultant advising and encouraging a Christian response to AIDS within the mission and partner churches in Africa. He is based in Bristol but travels regularly to Africa. Jackie does Bible study, mentoring and counselling among women in Bristol while being in regular contact with those she worked with in Nairobi, encouraging and advising them in their ladies ministry.

aul coordinates IT for AIM. He is responsible for systems which serve the whole organisation and provides technical support to oces in Bristol and in Africa. Paul is also a church elder and a member of the trustee boards of Wyclie Bible Translators UK and Redclie College, a mission training college in Gloucester. Margo is primarily responsible for taking care of the home and their three younger children but also runs a church toddler group. www.shaddick.net fb.com/ paul.shaddick @lagoyu

The board of trustees


The Board of trustees are the legal guardians of AIM Europe. They are responsible for setting policy in line with AIM Internationals overall vision.

Chair Chief executive, Broxtowe Borough Council

Ruth Hyde

Deputy Chair Finance Director of the Refugee Council

Nick Waring

Deputy Chair Assistant Pastor, Vicar of St Marys Associate Pastor, Findlay Memorial Wollaton Park, Highelds Church, Glasgow Nottingham Church, Cardi

Phil Jenkins

Peter Collison

Henry Curran

Paul Doye
Retired investment banker

Beth Hill
Clinical psychologist

David Poole
Retired university maths lecturer

Heather Potts
Mechanical Engineer in the Energy industry

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Retired members
Timothy & Pansy Alford (UK Oce) Herbert & Ruth Andersen (Kenya) Dick & Joan Anderson (Kenya & International Oce) Mike & Joan Barfoot (Kenya) John & Carol Cartmell (UK Oce) Lois Clark (Uganda, Indian Ocean & Marseille) Molly Coventry (Kenya & Uganda) Violet Culliford (Kenya & Indian Ocean) Colin & Joy Densham (Kenya) Charles & Beryl Eaves (Kenya) Keith & Margaret Ferdinando (Rwanda & DR Congo) Elisabeth Farrant ne Struthers (Kenya, UKOce) Neville Frith (Kenya & UK Oce) Angela Godfrey (Kenya & UK Oce) Serge & Catherine Gutierrez (Chad & France) Desmond & Virginia Hales (Kenya) Brian Hillman (Kenya) Veronica Hindle (Kenya) Betty Horton (UK Oce) Anne Houghton (Uganda) Beryl Ikin (Kenya) Irene Jackson (Namibia) Julian & Rachel Jackson (Kenya) Sheila Jones (Kenya, Congo & Indian Ocean) Isobel Kempsell (Kenya & Uganda) Muriel Knight (Ireland Oce) Jan King (Sudan) Mary Lucking (Kenya) Elizabeth Macaulay (Madagascar) Katie MacKinnon (Kenya & Mozambique) Neville & Judy Marston (Seychelles) Tom & Muriel Mayo (Uganda, Kenya & UK Oce) Gordon & Grace McCullough (Uganda & UK Oce) Julie Mercer (Indian Ocean Islands) Sue Merriman (Kenya & Lesotho) Ken & Anne Mizon (UK Oce & Uganda) Colin & Christine Molyneux (DRC, Chad, Kenya, Madagascar & UK Oce) Maureen Moore (Uganda) John & Anne OConnell (Kenya, Uganda) Georgie Orme (Kenya) Gill Reitsma (Kenya & Sudan) Bill Rettie (Kenya & UK Oce) Joyce Richardson (Congo) Anneke & EnnoRiemersma (Dutch Oce) Vera Russell (Kenya & Australia) Rose Schwarz (Kenya) Rosemary Scott (Kenya & International Oce) David Sercombe (Congo & UK Oce) Netty Sinclair (Kenya) Helen Smith (Kenya & UK Oce) Nigel & Rowena Stapleton (Uganda & UK Oce) Pauline Sweeney (Kenya) Janny van der Klis (Kenya, Namibia & Chad) Jan Walkinshaw (Tanzania) Maurice & Joan Wheatley (Kenya, UK Oce, International Oce & Chad) Mary Wilson (Kenya)

Index
Allwright, S . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Barry, J & S . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Bernales, M . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Birtwistle, A . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Boks, A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Bonvallat, G & M . . . . . . . . 25 Box, R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Burns, K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Mallett, G & E . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Mann, B & H . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Matthews, T . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Mayhew, F . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 McCorkell, W & R . . . . . . . . 17 Mende, K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Meyer, S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Michel, I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Middendorf, C . . . . . . . . . 17 Morgan, Jenny . . . . . . . . . 26 Morgan, Joe . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Morrison, D . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Mueller, M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Campbell, I & E . . . . . . . . . 26

Campbell, M . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Chaplin, J & J . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Chard, A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Coggins, H . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Cooke, L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Cousins, A . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Currie, E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Davies, L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Noble, R & L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Oyugi, P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Perbet, L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Davies, R & B . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Dejaegher, A . . . . . . . . . . . 26 de Leeuw, A & C . . . . . . . . 17 Dieleman, L . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Dijkstra, B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Dixon, M & A . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Du, N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Phillips, P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Phippen, M & B . . . . . . . . . 13 Power, C & S . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Prior, P & M . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Pugh, O & M . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Reich, M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Rettie, R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Root, P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Fursdon, A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Rossington, B & J . . . . . . . 21

Everingham, P . . . . . . . . . 26 French, S & S . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Gibson, J & C . . . . . . . . . . . .

Quellmalz, K . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Reed, A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

9 Schenk, E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Glass, L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Shaddick, P & M . . . . . . . . 26 Goldschmidt, J . . . . . . . . . . 6 Short, G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Grier, C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Stenger, T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Swanson, T & C . . . . . . . . . 10 Halestrap, P & L . . . . . . . . 12 Harborne, D & N . . . . . . . . . 9 Waddell, K . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Heaton, T & B . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Weddell, C . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Hellemann, A . . . . . . . . . . 10 Whitehouse, Z . . . . . . . . . . 8 Herrin, L & J . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Widmer, A & J . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Hewerdine, A . . . . . . . . . . 24 Wiggett, G . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Hofmann, J & K . . . . . . . . . 21 Williamson, S & L . . . . . . . 18 Hornung, R . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Wilson, P & K . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Howard, B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Wood, T & B . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Hubregtse, W . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Hutchison, E . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Those whose surnames

Jones, N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 are not included: Kloninger, A . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Amy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15


Koch, M & J . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Heather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Kong, D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Kirsty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Simon & Leanne . . . . . . . . 14 Lambrechts, L & N . . . . . . . 6 Lancaster, S & R . . . . . . . . . 10 Lewis, G & K . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Limburger, N . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Linley, M & K . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Lister, C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Luder, P-A & E . . . . . . . . . . 18

Maader, A . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Mackenzie, J . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Maclure, P & S . . . . . . . . . . 25


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Steve Titterton is currently living alongside the Rendille people in Korr, Northern Kenya.

ynergy is Africa Inland Missions shortterm programme that oers anyone over the age of 18 the opportunity to get involved with cross-cultural mission in Africa. There are many dierent opportunities to serve from 3 to 12 months.

Steve is teaching in the local primary school and seeking out opportunities to disciple others.

Theres nothing quite like travelling to a totally different culture and seeing the love of Jesus working through the hands of a couple of Rendille men.
Steve Titterton Synergy in Kenya 2013-14
Visit Steves blog: sunsetsandscorpions.blogspot.co.uk

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