The history of AIM has been characterized by efforts to reach out to Africa’s unreached, and the Lord has sovereignly established many churches in Africa among those peoples. While celebrating what He has done over the past 120 years, our current objective represents an overwhelming challenge that will only be met in God’s grace and power.
The remaining 1,008 African unreached people groups (UPGs), representing roughly 316 million people, are in desperate need of the waters of life. By God’s grace, we will engage more fully with these UPGs, prioritizing the unengaged. By God’s grace, we will partner with current and new churches to raise a great force of Gospel workers throughout Africa and in the African Diaspora. By God’s grace, we will strengthen the church by equipping its leaders.
We will focus on Jesus Christ, His glory, His church, and His grace. We must strive to return to our first love, seeking an ever-deepening relationship with Him and an ever-deepening knowledge of His Word and His ways. We must grow in grace and truth, abide in Jesus, and seek Him for grace, guidance, strength, wisdom, and fruitfulness. All of our efforts must be rooted in prayer. As we abide in Jesus, let us specifically seek His grace and power for AIM’s Vision 2020.