Jenny and Elifadhili met in Tanzania 2010. Jenny raised in Nailsea always knew that she’d end up in Africa. Through her work with YWAM, first in Scotland and then studying Community Development in Tanzania, she found her place in Morogoro. Elifadhili’s life changed dramatically when he started following Jesus, from aimless and unproductive to finding his passion and purpose. He joined YWAM in 2002 and has been serving in Morogoro since. “
Their church links are Paul and Caroline Mason. Email Paul for more information or to support Eli and Jenny.
Jenny says, “Hello. I grew up in Nailsea as the eldest of four children attending Trendlewood Church and eventually being baptised at Holy Trinity. At 18 I joined Youth with a Mission (YWAM). During my time at Seamill, Scotland, my desire to serve in Africa grew and in September 2010 I flew to Tanzania to complete the Foundations of Community Development Course with YWAM.”
In March 2012 Jenny started 2 years with YWAM Morogoro, Tanzania continuing her community development work. In 2013 she married Eli Fadhili and later that year they had their first child together, Nora. They continue their work out there together.
Elifadhili and Jenny Ayo in Morogoro, Tanzania- serving with Youth With A Mission (YWAM)
YWAM Morogoro is a relief and development centre with 2 pre schools, a primary school, a tailoring school, a computer school, English language schools, Maasai ministry, two Discipleship Training Schools, ministries into hospitals, intercession and open air ministries and hosting outreach teams. There is also the vision to restart the carpentry school and run an agricultural training school on our farm, car mechanics vocational training school and the community development school, but these are waiting for staff to lead them.
“Our heart is to reach out to our neighbours with the two handed gospel of the word and action, so we see God bringing His change to our community. Through our training schools we equip individuals to build their own lives using the learned practical and faith skills. We use the time we have with our students to share Jesus, in word and in deed”.
The foundational vision of YWAM is to Know God and to Make God Known, and this is what we follow.
Elifadhili – his passion is for seeing young people get an education, so he is part of the Pre/Primary school management leadership team. They been evaluating the challenges of the maturing season we’ve been passing through. This is key in order to grow and move forward stronger. He recently accompanied a Brazilian medical team to help the Dentist translate. He is meeting with the Pre/Primary School leaders and Carpentry workshop leaders to discuss ways of improving efficiency. The Carpentry workshop currently only has one student so he’s also working to find more.
Jenny – is passionate for people, so she is serving in hospitality for the centre, office (communication/accounting) and DTS (Discipleship Training School) and is also on the leadership team.
Children – Flora got married in December 2016. Pray that the government process her work transfer quickly, as she and he husband currently live 12 hours apart.
Margi – is preparing for her GCSE’s in November. Please pray for her as she studies.
Nora – started pre-school in January and is coming home with songs and homework.
Alfie – is nearly one, has three teeth and seems he might love drumming!
During January 2018 Jenny and Elifadhili, Nora and Alfie are in northern Uganda with the YWAM teams based there, who are working with the refugees that have fled from the fighting in Southern Sudan.
Please pray for:
smooth border crossings and safe travelling on the roads in Uganda and Tanzania
Nora and Alfie with all the long car journeys!
Strengthening of the network of YWAM teams in the region.
Wisdom in how they support their YWAM colleagues and the south Sudanese refugees.
Discernment on how this new ministry develops, while permanently based in Morogoro.
Update on the Ayo’s House: Jenny and Elifadhili give thanks to God for recent gifts that have enabled them to start work on their house in Morogoro. While they have started the foundations stage of their house they are £1900 short of being able to complete this stage.
Please pray that they can complete the foundations in the near future.
Thanks for praying!