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Africa Inland Mission | United States Mobilizing Region


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Alan and Sara Bouchard

Alan and Sara served for many years with Rift Valley Academy (RVA) before returning to the U.S. where Sara now serves as AIM's TCK (Third Culture Kid) Coordinator, staying connected with the adult children of AIM missionaries.

Jordan and Laura Bracy

We are Jordan and Laura Bracy and we have two daughters - a two-year-old and a baby. We are living on Nosy Be, Madagascar telling people about Jesus and helping to strengthen the church here. We were in Madagascar for a year and a half before the birth of our first child and now we are back, only in a different village. The people in this village have asked twice for Christians to come, but it's just too far away from the main village to come on a regular basis. We are so excited to see what God will do in a place where people are hungry and thirsty for righteousness.

Tessa Brizzolara

Tessa has had a passion to see people in Africa know the Lord more fully and deeply for as long as she can remember. She is excited to be a part of the TIMO team leaving in 2019 to Torit, South Sudan. This team will help her to learn the dynamics of South Sudan and give the opportunity to engage with church partners.

After two years of learning and ministering there, she will continue in full term missions, committed to church planting and serving among one of the unreached people groups in more rural South Sudan.

Roger and Shirley Brown

Dr. Roger and Shirley Brown have served at Tumaini Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya since shortly after its founding in 1991. Roger has held a leadership role for most of those years and has seen the counseling ministry grow from a few clinicians to a high of ten therapists in 2014. The Browns were instrumental in the vision, fund-raising, and counseling center construction project that houses offices, loaning library, and seminar facility.

Tumaini is a joint ministry of AIM (AIM Care, the counseling department of Africa Inland Mission) and SIL (Wycliffe), and clinical staff from other mission agencies have also worked at Tumaini. Missionaries from more than 20 sending countries and serving in over 30 African nations have been touched by the counseling ministry. The clinical staff have worked with over 7,000 missionaries representing 150+ evangelical mission organizations. All of the clinicians are missionaries themselves and are experienced mental health professionals who are able to integrate their faith with counseling. The staff are available for individual, marriage, or family therapy, psychiatric evaluations, medication management, traumatic incident debriefings, and many other issues.  

As missionaries are serving in increasingly harsh and sometimes hostile environments, the services of Tumaini are provided with a heart to strengthen and encourage those who are on the frontlines in obedience to the Great Commission. Our vision statement: “Tumaini exists to increase the fruitfulness of disciple-makers through enhancing missionary resilience by offering restorative and preventative mental health and pastoral care services.” Care of God’s servants is one facet of good stewardship of personnel and resources

Roger and Shirley are looking at retirement in 2019 and will be available for part-time service in future years. They are actively seeking more Christian clinicians to support the spread of the Gospel this vital counseling ministry.

Tim and Laura Brown

Tim and Laura Brown serve at Rift Valley Academy in Kijabe, Kenya with their three children – Isaac, Isabelle, and Ian. Tim teaches Physics and Physical Science and Laura is an English teacher, but is helping out where needed as she stays home to take care of Ian. She coordinates the Chandarana (Nairobi grocery store) delivery and will be teaching the Learning Skills/Gifts and Talents class to 9th graders the 2021-2022 school year. 

Tim and Laura serve together as Sponsors of the Class of 2022, working with other adults to come alongside students to provide leadership and job skills opportunities through activities like Banquet and Senior Store.  They feel God’s calling on their service at Rift Valley Academy and plan to return after their home assignment in 2022-2023.

Philip R and Linda A Byler

Philip and Linda raised their family in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA, where they ministered medical and spiritual care through Cornerstone Family Health and Agape Mennonite Church for 25 years. When their youngest child was in college, they set their face to the mission field of Africa. They have served in various locations and with different roles, but are presently involved in leading a team of 12 adults and 6 children in an effort to reach the "unreached" Laarim people group of South Sudan.

Other AIM Projects:

Laarim TIMO National Assistance

South Sudan Logistical Support

Corey and Tiffany Carey

RVA is a Christian boarding school located in central Kenya. The academy, a branch of Africa Inland Mission International, exists to provide a quality education in a nurturing environment for the children of missionaries serving in Africa. With over 100 years of rich history, RVA has played an instrumental role in the lives of countless MKs (missionary kids). The current student body of about 450 includes more than 20 different nationalities. The families of these students serve in over 20 African countries.  The boarding program at RVA is designed to give students the best possible living situation away from home, this includes nurturing and supportive dorm parents.  This is our role at RVA.  Our family lives in a dorm with more than 20 high school boys.  Throughout the school year we become one big happy family.  Our role as dorm parents includes fostering spiritual growth, providing love and security as an extension of family, and providing guidance, correcting and counseling.

Craig and Melanie Carlson

It has been our dream for a long time to work in ministry together. Now as we move closer to the retirement chapter of our lives, an opportunity to serve as dorm parents for missionary boarding students in Kijabe, Kenya is before us.

In 2010 on a Sunday Morning, a missionary couple showed a film highlighting Rift Valley Academy (RVA), a missionary boarding school in Kenya. We were enthralled by this place that provided excellence in care and education for missionary youth. 

Missionaries all over the continent of Africa are empowered to complete the tasks God has called them to while their children have a place like RVA to both excel and thrive. Unreached people groups are being touched with the gospel, and Bibles are being translated into new languages, because missionary parents are able to work in the field knowing that quality education is available for their children. 

We are excited to join with Rift Valley Academy. In the capacity as dorm parents, we will have the opportunity to impact the spread of the gospel in Africa while serving our Lord, missionary parents and their students, and Rift Valley Academy.

Timothy and Jennifer Carroll

Tim and Jennifer Carroll first joined Africa Inland Mission in 1984 to work with Missionary Kids at the Rift Valley Academy, Kijabe, Kenya.  In 1993, they moved to Nairobi to facilitate the placement and care of short-term missionaries.  In 2000 Tim transitioned to a full-time pastoral care and counseling role for AIM missionaries, and in June 2009 was seconded to the Mobile Member Care Team to facilitate the formation of a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team to provide member care training, consulting, coaching, debriefing, counseling and crisis response for cross-cultural Christian workers in the greater East Africa region. Jennifer’s focus has been on ministry outreach through childbirth education and maternal-newborn health programs.

Since returning to the USA in May 2010 to care for aging parents, Tim continues to be actively involved in missionary member care and Jen continues to be involved in outreach through maternal-newborn health education and support. Tim has completed his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is working toward full licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. He continues to be involved in providing training, consulting, debriefing, counseling, crisis care and member care support. Jennifer continues to be actively involved in international ministry through childbirth education and maternal-newborn health programs training childbirth educators, labor support specialists, lactation educators, breastfeeding counselors and bereavement support counselors for perinatal loss.

The Carroll’s have three married adult daughters and six grandchildren.


Chip and Becky Carter

Chip and Becky Carter's love for missionary kids makes their ministry at Rift Valley Academy a perfect fit! R.V.A. serves roughly 500 students of more than two dozen nationalities, in kindergarten through 12th grade. Most of the students are children of missionaries. R.V.A. enables missionaries to remain in Africa by providing quality education in a nurturing environment for their children.

Becky taught at the school for six years as a single missionary, and returned with Chip and their three children in 2003.

Chip, a nurse, works in the school's infirmary while Becky teaches first grade. Beyond these primary responsibilities, they find ample opportunities to invest in kids' lives. From one-on-one mentoring to sharing pizza dinners to leading large group fun, the Carters purpose to point students to Christ.

Brett and Rebekah Chamberlin

Brett and Rebekah were married in 2016 and were sent by their church to West Africa for six months in 2017. After that short term, they really felt God calling them to full-term missions in Africa among unreached people groups. They have accepted that calling and look forward to serving on the Southern Tanzanian coast where they will be proclaiming the gospel and making disciples amongst the almost one million unreached coastal Swahili people group.

Cameron and Jessica Cheke

There is no greater joy than collaborating with God and following His leading!  God has walked our family through an exciting journey over the last 2 years, preparing us to partner with Him in ministry overseas.  Please pray with us in asking God to do only what He can, preparing the hearts of those to whom we will serve in Africa.

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Mobilizing Offices

AIM is a global organization comprised of both sending and receiving entities. Each sending country is home to a Mobilizing Office, and this is the first place of contact for engaging with AIM. Find the Mobilizing Office nearest you to learn more about opportunities to serve or partner with AIM.

Receiving Regions

AIM works in more than 20 African countries, including some islands of the Indian Ocean, and in other countries around the globe where ethnic Africans have settled. Our work is divided into five regions: Eastern, Central, Southern, Northern, and Diaspora Ministries.