AIM for Africa!

AIM Canada’s 2021 Fundraiser Project

AIM Canada has blessed numerous worthy AIM projects over many years with funds from annual fall fundraisers.  We are very grateful to all that have participated and donated to these projects!

2021.  A year of new methods due to the realities of Covid 19. 

2021, the inception of AIM for Africa, AIM Canada’s annual fall fundraiser. AIM for Africa has been birthed out of prayer and discussion with Director Dan, Personnel Chaplain Monte, and other Canadian staff members.  Our goal is to select urgent projects in locations where our Canadian AIM missionaries serve.   Our desire is to see physical and spiritual needs met as a result of the funds raised.

Join us as we pray for God to do something extraordinary through this adventure called AIM for Africa!

AIM for Africa (A4A) is a flexible fundraiser. 

Team leaders  sign up to lead a team composed of both virtual and actual members.

Team members  sign up with ANY team to participate either virtually in the activity of their choice at the location and date of their choice – OR  take part physically in an actual event at the location and date set by their team leader.

  • Choose any team
  • Choose any activity – walking, cycling, running, reading, baking, cleaning …
  • Choose to do your activity with your virtual team at the time and location of your choice – OR  join your actual team physically at the location and date set by your team leader.
  • Choose any date – August 1 – October 11, 2021 to participate virtually, OR  if participating actually, on the date set by your team leader.
  • Contact your friends and family and get them to sponsor you as you participate in AIM for Africa!

Questions about how A4A works?
Phone/text Kim at 519 990 3068, or email at  kim.lidstone@aimint.org

 

AIM for Africa is raising funds for three projects:

Water for Life

Funds raised for this primary project will be used for water delivery in the Hurri Hills of northern Kenya.

This project is already being implemented and the additional funds raised will make it possible to bring water to more villages.  Jason & Joanne Borrowman, from Saskatchewan, currently oversee this project in the Hurri Hills of northern Kenya. This area has lush soil and good grazing for livestock, however,   due to the high elevation and rocky landscape, there are no water wells in the area.

The people rely on rainwater; however the rains are unpredictable, leaving tanks and water catchments empty.

The only option is ordering water from a water truck, which is a costly, long and rough journey. When the villages are desperate, they come to Jason & Joanne for help and together with the village elders, organise a water truck for the community. Water for life!

When the truck arrives, the local people are gathered, Jason prays and shares the good news that Jesus is living water.  He finishes with giving out audio Bibles in the native language. Africa Inland Mission, through AIM for Africa, is raising money for this project – Water for Life – to continue providing water for the Gabbra people.

Jason and Joanne are excited about this project because “It gives us an opportunity to share Christ’s love with people who have not heard it yet, especially in a tangible way.”

Your donations will help Canadians, Jason & Joanne reach communities both physically and spiritually.

 Jason & Joanne Borrowman

AIM Canada missionaries Jason and Joanne live in the Hurri Hills in Northern Kenya and are the facilitators of this project.

Clinic for Congo

Funds for this secondary project will provide additional support in establishing a medical clinic in Moku, DRCongo.

We are wanting to continue the work that began last year to establish and staff a medical clinic in Moku, in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo where no medical care is currently available.   Tom & Abbie Desloges, AIM Canada missionaries, approached the local church and asked what the needs were. Last year’s money from AIM’s annual fundraiser enabled the plans and beginnings of this clinic.  The Desloges love that this project is a cooperative effort with the local church that is meeting physical needs in an area where there are few believers.  The prayer is that through the clinic, the spiritual need of the gospel will be made know to these people.  The next step is the gathering of building materials, and then building. The local church is gathering what is available in Moku (sand, gravel and stone) and pressing bricks from clay. Other building items: cement, roofing, doors, and windows will need to be ordered and trucked in.  We want to see this clinic established!

Tom & Abbie Desloges

AIM Canada missionaries Tom & Abbie live in the town of Bunia, in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  They are facilitating the building of this medical clinic in NE DRC in the village of Maku, which was started in 2020 with the funds raised in AIM Canada’s 2020 annual fundraiser conducted through Ride4Refuge.  They are very thankful for the support the project received last year!

The original 2020 video introducing the Clinic in Congo project:

More for Madagascar

As funds are available, this auxiliary project will provide food for famine relief in Madagascar.

Over the last several years there has been little or no rain in the southern part of Madagascar causing famine and drought.  Many people depend on their gardens to provide food for their families; this has been greatly hindered by drought conditions. Madagascar is where Canadian AIM missionary Georgina Keys is faithfully serving.

Compounding this problem are the restrictions implemented due to outbreak of COVID-19.  In March 2020 many people lost their employment which is their only source of providing for their families.  Employees of hotels, schools, restaurants, and tourism industry lost their jobs and incomes.  Churches were closed and pastors did not receive their salaries.

There are families where the main provider has died and widows with children to care for are left behind with little or no source of income.  Sometimes, it is grandmothers who are trying to care for their grandchildren.

From April 2020 – April 2021, AIM Canada contributed funds to assist Malagasy people of all ethnic groups, including needy widows who were in severe need caused by famine, drought and loss of employment.

Giving a little assistance has opened opportunities of showing the love of Christ, and sharing the good news of the gospel with our neighbours.

We want to continue to assist those who have little or no way to provide for their families and reach out with Christ’s love and concern for them.

Georgina Keys

AIM Canada missionary Georgina Keys is facilitating this project in Madagascar.

Team Information and Statistics

Carolyn James’ Team –
Reading with Purpose

Info & Events

Carolyn is AIM Canada’s Executive Assistant.

Her team activity: Reading!

Team Members

Participant name

Support Raised

$0000.00

Dan Baetz’s Team –
Water Walkers!

Info & Events

Dan is AIM Canada’s Director.

Dan’s team will be cycling, as well as hiking/walking!

EVENTS:
Stay tuned for dates and times for a team event!

Team Members

1.  Vivian Henderson

Support Raised

$0000.00

Dan MacKinnon’s Team –
Orleans for Africa

Info & Events

Dan is AIM Canada’s Church Liason.

Dan’s team will be cycling, as well as hiking/walking!

EVENTS:
20k Bike Ride & BBQ

September 11th at 10:00am ET
Rain Date: September 18th at 10:00am

Team Members

Participant name

Support Raised

$0000.00

Dita Poenaru’s Team –
Friends of Africa Montreal

Info & Events

Dita is the Provincial Mobilizer for Quebec, and lives in Montreal, PQ.

Dita’s team will be cycling, as well as hiking/walking!

EVENTS:
Stay tuned for dates and times for a team event towards the end of September.

Team Members

Participant name

Support Raised

$0000.00

Jack’s Team

Info & Events

Jack is AIM Canada’s Finance Director.

Team Members

Participant name

Support Raised

$0000.00

Abbie Desloges’ Team –
Clinic4Congo

Info & Events

Abbie and her husband Tom are AIM missionaries serving in Bunia, DRC.  They’re presently home in Canada on Home Assignment.

Abbie’s team will be running as well as walking/hiking

EVENTS:
Date: TBD
Bell Park Boardwalk, Sudbury, Ontario

 

Team Members

Participant name

Support Raised

$0000.00

Kim Lidstone’s Team –
Kicks for Kim!

Info & Events

Kim is AIM Canada’s Short Term Assistant and lives in Abbotsford, BC.

You can join my team virtually and participate wherever you live and whenever you want doing whatever activity you want! Or join my actual in-person team events in BC.

EVENTS:
Saturday, Sept 11th.  Meet at 09:30, start at 10 a.m. in Abbotsford:
Hiking – Abby Grind
OR
Walking – Mackay Creek Trail

Saturday, Sept 25th.  Meet at 09:30, start at 10 a.m. in Abbotsford:
Cycling – McKay Creek Trail
OR
Walking – McKay Creek Trail

Team Members

Participant name

Support Raised

$75.00

Monte’s Team

Info & Events

Monte is AIM Canada’s Personnel Chaplain.

Team Members

Participant name

Support Raised

$0000.00

Paul Evans’ Team –
Fraser Valley AIMers!

Info & Events

Paul is the Provincial Mobilizer for BC, AB and the Maritime Provinces, and lives in Abbotsford, BC.

Pauls team will be cycling, hiking and walking.  They will be joining Kim’s team for the following two events:

EVENTS:
Saturday, Sept 11th.  Meet at 09:30, start at 10 a.m. in Abbotsford:
Hiking – Abby Grind
OR
Walking – Mackay Creek Trail

Saturday, Sept 25th.  Meet at 09:30, start at 10 a.m. in Abbotsford:
Cycling – McKay Creek Trail
OR
Walking – McKay Creek Trail

Team Members

Participant name

Support Raised

$0000.00

Rachel’s Team

Info & Events

Rachel is AIM Canada’s Short Term Coordinator.

Team Members

Participant name

Support Raised

$0000.00

Ron Shaw’s Team –
Ron’s Road Riders!

Info & Events

Ron is an assistant to AIM Canada’s Provincial Mobilizer Team, lives in Three Hills, AB, and is happiest on a road bike!

If you’re in the Southern Alberta area and enjoy cycling, would be great to have you join us for a 25KM, 50KM or 100KM ride mid-August!

EVENT:
Saturday, August 14th at 9 a.m. in Canmore
• Legacy Trail: Canmore to Banff 25KM
• Roundtrip – 50KM
• Canmore – Banff – Johnston Canyon via Hwy 1A & return – 100KM

If you’d like to virtually join, happy to have you on the team – doing the activity of your choice, where and when it works for you!

Team Members

Participant name

Support Raised

$0000.00

Tom Burry’s Team – 
Tom’s Toronto Toppers

Info & Events

Tom is the Provincial Mobilizer for Ontario, and lives in Scarborough, ON.

Tom’s team will be cycling, walking/hiking and playing hockey!

EVENTS:
Stay tuned for event dates and times

Team Members

Participant name

Support Raised

$25.00

Three other ways to give

Send transfer to:  finance.ca@aimint.org

In the memo, please note three items:

  1. The name of the missionary or project.
  2. Your mailing address, for your receipt.
  3. Your email address.
There is no need for a security question as AIM Canada is registered for Interac e-Transfer Autodeposit.

Please make your cheque payable to:
Africa Inland Mission Canada

Please Include a separate note identifying the missionary or project.

Mail to:
Africa Inland Mission Canada
25 Faulkland Rd
Scarborough, ON M1L 3S4