Kick off your sandals and stay awhile. The sun is going down and children are gathering. At the center of the village, women lay camel-skin mats on the warm sand and the curious come and sit. Under a blanket of stars the elders begin to tell stories: Tales of old about great hardships and small wonders, prowling lions and local heroes. A rich tradition of storytelling is ubiquitous in Africa. Here on some of the front lines of God’s redeeming work, we have stories too. Journey in with us through the sights and sounds and stories of AIM’s ministry.
Stories and Articles
One corner of creation
“There is such beauty on this island… but beyond that natural beauty, there is beauty in God’s best creation – people. The people of Antanamivony, our village, have welcomed us with huge open arms.”
The Lopit live in villages tucked amidst the slopes of the densely forested mountains of South Sudan. “It kind of feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere,” says Ashley. “It’s very remote – you kind of feel like nobody knows this place.”
Imagine walking down a busy market street in North Africa, catching the eyes of a few veiled women, a handful of school children, and some shopkeepers…
How a Simple Training Program is Strengthening the Church in Mozambique.
“You know the needs on the field,” they said, “so if you could send us anywhere, where would you send us?”
In the wake of an evacuation from Central African Republic, AIM missionaries Todd and Nicole Owens found themselves serving in place they had dreamed of long ago.
During a Wednesday evening prayer service, she prayed for workers for the harvest, and sensed God asking, “Why not you?
I was reminded by a friend this past week how different my life is now, because it’s easy to forget when you have gotten used to your new normal.
In a remote coastal village, a reminder that we do not grieve as those who have no hope.
It was a full day of meetings, coffee dates, and paperwork. I was now settled under the covers and drifting off to sleep when I heard the chime on my phone. I thought, “I’m not a slave to my phone! Whatever it is can wait.”
“The transformations are simply remarkable. As we meet we simply talk about the truths of what scripture is teaching. No sugar coating. Mark has become a joy to be around. Not only has he changed, but so have I.” ~ AIM missionary Lyle Lathrop
A Q&A with AIM AIR Missionary Pilot Lindsey Gray.
Photo Essay // Journey with an AIM survey team as they explore new ministry opportunities among unreached people groups living in three communities in northern Mozambique.
She’s followed her love for missionary children from the Congo to Kenya to Chad and has (so far) taught nearly four hundred students. Meet Debbie, one of AIM’s “Ordinary People.”
An AIM Mobilizing Region Director Looks at Why Member Care Matters in Missions.
A song writing seminar helps desert nomads worship God in the language of their heart.
AIM is privileged to have a part in God’s work among the Laarim people of South Sudan.
Working with our African brothers and sisters to make Christ known across the continent and beyond…
Helping a neighbor understand that God longs to honour us — crippled, dirty, and broken — and restore us to a place of honour.
Pastor David Platt on what happens when people die, if they’ve never heard about Jesus.
Three decades into their ministry among an unreached people group, this intrepid duo reflects on five things they’ve learned along the way.
Ministry Partnership: A testimony of God’s faithfulness in funding ministry
God continues to call His followers to the hard places. Meet three of them: Joel, Beka, and Ann.
Ask any missionary who’s been at it for some years, and you’ll be surprised at how much of their journey has resulted in their good. Every journey is different of course, but here are a few benefits from mine.
Here in the tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho, an outreach team shares the Good News of Jesus Christ with highland shepherds, a marginalized subculture who spend most of their days tending sheep and goats in Lesotho’s rugged mountains.
An unexpected welcome for a team sharing Christ in south coastal Tanzania
As the sounds of early morning invade her day, she remembers why she came to this far off place.
I know that God is the light unto my path and that the Lord determines my steps. But when the steps He determines are WAY off the path I thought He was lighting, we’ve got a problem!
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AIM Stories is a hub of missions-focused storytelling, with contributions from freelancers, missionaries, communications teams, and our very own field-based media ministry (On-Field Media). Explore the stories of God at work in Africa.