Africa Inland Mission International was founded in 1895 by Peter Cameron Scott. From its inauspicious beginnings, AIM has grown to over 900 full time missionaries who are serving in over 20 African countries. Millions of Africans have come to faith in Jesus Christ through the influence of AIM missionaries over the years. Our name is descriptive of who we are…
By 1986, AIM had personnel serving in the country of Chad. Yet the work of getting the Gospel to those in Africa who have never had the opportunity to hear is not done yet. While our push is no longer focused on the interior of a continent, the spirit of Peter Cameron Scott’s vision lives on as we seek to pioneer work among some of the 900 unreached people groups in Africa who have no viable church in their culture. In that sense, we continue to push inland.
“Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
We believe that it is God’s design to use local churches as the best means for believers to be built up and find mutual support and accountability in their walk with Jesus. So church-planting forms the backbone of all that we do.
Still one of the most exciting aspects of AIM’s work is the partnerships we are establishing with Africans and African mission organizations. We seek to integrate African believers on all of our ministry teams to provide training, inspiration and to develop a movement of missions as African churches gain a vision to take the Gospel to unreached African people groups.
We look forward, in faith, to the day which is described in Revelation 7:9-10: “… I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb … And they cried in a loud voice, Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”
Where we Work
AIM currently has personnel serving over 20 African nations including some islands in the Indian Ocean. Our work is divided into five regions: Northern Region, Central Region, Eastern Region, and Southern Region, and Diaspora Region for Africans living around the world.
(Note that not all countries are shown for security reasons.)
Creative Access Nations
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 liberating news of Jesus Christ. In North Africa alone, 200 million people from 472 people groups are unreached with the gospel. Workers use skills in many areas, including business, education, and healthcare. Whatever you do for your job at home, with a bit of modification you could probably do it in a creative access area.
The lost need to hear the good news of Jesus. Is God working in your heart? Are you considering working in an area where Jesus isn’t known?