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.

Educating Third-Culture Kids

TCK education is a complex and serious dimension to the missionary life, but part of the call to serve and trust God in distant lands is the challenge to trust Him with the most precious treasures.

Where There is no Training

Imagine being the only pastor for five, or even ten, scattered congregations? This is the reality for many of Africa’s rural pastors, and the reason for The Multi-Church Pastor Institute.

Street Art

“I’m not good with names,” she said, her German accent punctuating each vowel. “But right now there are 150 kids at Safina and I can tell you the name of every child and where they go to school.”

Family Style

The seeds of hard work, God’s provision, moral accountability, and the concept of family, are strong sprouts already taking root in the adoring eyes and peaceful smiles of each child.

Fishing at Night

At night, globes of light wink into existence on the expanse of the water. More and more appear, like a string of glowing pearls bobbing on a swath of velvet.

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