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Africa Inland Mission | United States Mobilizing Region
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Missionaries

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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.

Thomas and Alison Brown

We are a family of five seeking to follow God's leading to serve in mission aviation with AIM AIR in Nairobi, Kenya where we've served since February 2012. Tom has a B.S. in Missionary Aviation Technology from Moody Aviation and served there as a flight instructor for the 3 years prior to our arriving in Kenya in order to gain the experience needed to serve overseas. He is enjoying using what he learned to serve the people of eastern and central Africa through aviation. As stated on the AIM AIR website, "The people we serve are working in Church planting, evangelism, community development, medical missions, children's education, pastor training, emergency relief, Bible translation, short-term mission trips and more." Tom is currently (2017) serving as the General Manager for AIM AIR. Ali has a B.S. in Psychology from Whitworth University, and a Masters in Counseling from Gonzaga University, and served at Whitworth as an Adjunct (part-time professor) for the Psychology Department, and in the Counseling Center on campus prior to arriving in Kenya. She has been learning to be a mom to our beautiful daughter, Crescena Charley Brown, born February 12, 2011 and to our son's Bezalel Paxon Brown (miraculously conceived and born in Nairobi, Kenya), born September 22, 2014, and Berechiah Lael Brown, born August 18, 2016. If motherhood and adjusting to life in Africa weren't too much, Ali hoped to serve as a counselor with AIM Care at Tumaini. So far, Ali's plate has been FULL being a wife and mom, and helping with volunteer needs within Africa Based Services (the branch of Africa Inland Mission which AIM AIR falls under).

Tim and Laura Brown

Tim and Laura served at Rift Valley Academy (RVA) in 2008 and hope to return to serve in July of 2018 with their two children, Isaac and Isabelle.  Tim has been teaching physics and physical science for 23 years in Durham Public Schools and hopes to bring his experience to RVA.  As a graduate of RVA himself, Tim has a heart for helping missionary kids.  Laura looks forward to mentoring students, and once Isabelle starts school, getting back in the classroom teaching English to middle school and high school students.

Chad and Joy Bruza

We are the Bruza family serving in Central Mozambique among the Sena people. Our desire is to come alongside the churches in our village and share God's Word. Many in our village of Lamego claim to know Jesus but truly know very little about who He is and their need for a Savior. 

We have four children, Nathan, Cameron, Joshua, and Adelyn. Our boys enjoy homeschool and playing with the children in our neighborhood. Adelyn joins in with her big brothers.

Amanda Burdick

The Lord began to stir Amanda's heart for missions back in 2008, beginning with several short term mission trips to Haiti. She loved Haiti but knew God wasn’t calling her there long term. Those were followed by a short-term trip to China which God used to open her eyes to the great need of unreached people groups to hear the gospel.

For the next four years, from 2012 to 2016, she served in Laos and saw God do amazing things in the hearts and lives of Lao people. At the end of those four years, Amanda returned to the US for a year of home assignment and began studying for a Master's in Church Planting at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. During this time, God began burdening her heart for Muslims and equipping her to serve them.

A door was opened to serve with Africa Inland Mission amongst the Coastal Swahili people of Tanzania. Her greatest joy is making Christ known among those who have never heard!

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

Wes and Karie Cantrell

For years now, God has put the continent of Africa on our hearts. He has given us a burning passion to bring the love, life and power of Jesus to this beautiful nation. As a result, in 2016 when we felt God calling us to move to Africa full-time, what else could we do but reply as Isaiah did in the Bible and say, “Here am I Lord! Send Me!” We began the application to be full-term missionaries with African Inland Mission (AIM). AIM is a mission organization whose vision is to see Christ centered churches among all African people with an emphasis on the unreached. We felt the heartbeat of this organization matched our own. After months of prayer, fasting, and continuing through the application process with AIM, we officially accepted our membership within the organization and chose our full-term assignment. July 2018, our family will be moving to Kilwa Masoko in Southern Tanzania to minister to the unreached Swahili people. The Swahili people number over 1 million along the coast and are almost entirely Muslim. They have been raised to fear and reject Christianity and are demonstrably resistant to the gospel. They are desperately in need of people who will go and reveal the true nature of God the Father and the life-giving relationship that is available to them through Jesus Christ.

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.

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.

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