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.

The 'Inlander' Blog

Short stories, news, and photo essays that take you there.

Featured Videos

Browse a selection of some of our favorite videos that educate, inspire, and challenge.

Three Inlanders

Three Inlanders

God continues to call His followers to the hard places. Meet three of them: Joel, Beka, and Ann.

What I Know to Be True

What I Know to Be True

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!

Joy in the Morning

Joy in the Morning

As the sounds of early morning invade her day, she remembers why she came to this far off place.

On Raising Support

On Raising Support

Ministry Partnership: A testimony of God’s faithfulness in funding ministry

Five Hidden Benefits of Being a Missionary

Five Hidden Benefits of Being a Missionary

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.

Five Things We’ve Learned

Five Things We’ve Learned

Three decades into their ministry among an unreached people group, this intrepid duo reflects on five things they’ve learned along the way.

A seat at the table

A seat at the table

Helping a neighbor understand that God longs to honor us — crippled, dirty, and broken — and restore us to a place of honor.

More stories at aimstories.com

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.