Missionaries are pretty much like everyone else…

Not extraordinary in and of themselves. But they travel a different path than most. A path of submission to God’s call and will. A path of service, sacrifice, and sometimes suffering. They cross oceans and cross cultures and then somehow find a way to live a normal life – all while being a stranger in the place they call home and being a messenger of the gospel where there are too few. Life plays out against a backdrop of the unfamiliar, and sometimes, the unbelievable. If you could sit down and listen to a few heartfelt stories of their journey, what would they share? What factors brought them to this unusual place? How has God revealed himself to them? These are some of the real people who represent what it means to be a real missionary. Imperfect. On a journey of discovery. Sharing God’s heart for the nations and privileged to be caught up in His redeeming work in Africa.

Explore this ongoing series of personal stories and insights shared by AIM missionaries.

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.

Sent: John

Meet John, an airplane mechanic (and missionary) living in Nairobi, Kenya

Sent: Gunilla

Gunilla shares with us her story of how God led her in a unique way to become a missionary counselor.


"I delivered a baby in a hut, in the dark. I wasn't expecting that."

Sent: Dave

"The other day three of the guys came up and said, "Uh, uncle Dave, we have something to confess. We were playing with fire in our room..." -- Dave, a teacher and dorm parent at Rift Valley Academy

Sent: Peter

Meet Peter, a Scotsman serving at Rift Valley Academy