Africa Inland Mission | United States Mobilizing Region

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.

Ordinary People: Crystal

During a Wednesday evening prayer service, she prayed for workers for the harvest, and sensed God asking, “Why not you?

After All

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.

Passing the Mantle

Leaving any ministry can be hard… But leaving a ministry in the hands of God is a freeing and wonderful thing.

Greater Things are Yet to Come

That’s when it hits you: this man before you, all the faces in the market, all those children skipping to school. They are all, every one, lost.

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.”

Tucked Away

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.”

Highland shepherds

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.

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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.