Eastern Region

Establishing Christ-centered churches in Kenya and Tanzania

AIM’s Eastern Region is composed of Kenya and Tanzania. AIM began its work here over 100 years ago, and to this day, maintains a strong base of operations in these two neighboring countries. The region has a combined population of just over 80 million people, peppered from the tropical coast, to temperate highlands, and (more sparingly) into the scorching desert— with ever-increasing numbers seeking opportunities in major city centers such as Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam.

We partner with Kenyans and Tanzanians to promote and facilitate outreach among the region’s unreached. Over the past century, AIM missionaries have developed strategic ministries in health care, theological education, and church planting. And while Kenya and Tanzania both have a well-established church today, over 50 people groups (representing seven million individuals) have yet to hear the Good News. Most reside in east and central Tanzania, as well as coastal and northern Kenya where Islam has a long history and a growing influence.

Did You Bring a Story?

Story by Rebekah Saylor Photos by Jordan Andre and Mark Eekhoff   Serving as part of AIM's Training in Ministry Outreach (TIMO) team among the Zigua people of Tanzania, Rebekah Saylor is working to translate a series of Scripture-based stories into the Zigua...

Freedom and Faith: Botu’s Story

By Eddie Anderson hen a lack of rain caused famine in the Gabbra community where Eddie and Rachel serve, the couple knew they had to do something. They raised relief funds to help their neighbors, as they continued to share...

A Well of Life in the Desert

Story and Photos by Sean White   he desert stretches on for miles. The landscape is enormous. Villages and shepherds dot the hills. Heat, water shortages, and camel herds are daily life. The world of the...

Sent: Alan

Alan became a Christian at 19, and from then on missions was a part of his life. Hear how God brought him to Kenya to teach at the new Northern Bible Training Centre.