Missionary Support

Missionary Support

Mission is so important within the local church, because as Christians we are commanded by God to share the gospel. The LORD JESUS said "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel" Mark 16:15. God calls different people to do this, we call them missionaries. In many ways we are all missionaries in our own lives but some are called to send their whole lives serving God in other places.

As a local Church we help support the following missionaries:

Caley's (New Tribes Mission)

Allan and Mandy Caley went to West Africa in 1988 to live among the Palake people in Sefonaika, Ivory Coast. Firstly, they had to learn an unwritten languge and eventually write it down with  help (translator) before translating parts of the Bible for chronological teaching.

In 2000, along with two other missionary couples they were finally able to present the gospel in the Palaka language to the people. The next two years were spent teaching fifty believers approximately before war broke out.

The Caley's with their three children had to leave in 2003 and serve with NTM in Florida before being transferred to NTM, North Cotes, Lincs in 2008. Amazingly, the church grew to 200 believers, now 250+.

Many books of the Bible have now been translated and by January 2020 the whole of the New Testament was completed. The language team; Johnsons in Sefonaike and Caley's have facilitated this. In addition the Caley’s are involved with Missionary Orientation.

 

The Palaka people continue to be thrilled to receive God’s word in their own language and were able to build a church with the help of two UK teams (completed end of May 17) and go out to neighbouring villages to preach the Gospel, although at present, due to Coronavirus this isn’t possible!

 

Morning Star Children’s Centre, South Africa

 

The mission was born January 2000, established by Joan Adams, out of a deep Christian compassion for the plight of this nation as the HIV/AIDS pandemic escalated! Initially 8 children were admitted in January 2000, and today 140 children are cared for daily, with a further 600+ on the register, who attend schools in the surrounding townships. The children are clothed, school uniforms provided, 2 meals given daily, also their guardians/grandmothers are helped with food parcels/clothing. Most mothers have died with Aids. Although the primary school children have Aids, they thrive because of good food, and a loving Christian environment.

 

Mark & Olivia Scott, Pioneers, UK

 

Mark & Olivia have three children and have been with Pioneers for approximately 8 years. Mark is involved with a new project to encourage greater interest in cross-cultural mission. Potentially this could encourage employment and the opportunity for sharing the gospel in an area of the Balkans that have been difficult to engage for many decades through the creation of some computerised educational kits for children and young people. Most of Mark’s time is spent in consultation, training, research, or in the setting up and development of missionary business initiatives. At present Olivia is a part-time carer in the community.

 

Roger Carswell

Roger  has been an evangelist for approximately 34 years and he has travelled to many countries including India, USA, Isreal, Spain, Switzerland, Holland, as well as most parts of the UK.

Now, Roger mainly travels in the UK, sharing the Gospel in colleges, universities and schools. He also preaches at missions organized by various churches. In addition he has a writing ministry and has produced a number of books and tracts.

He is married with four grown up children, all serving the Lord.

Open Doors

This is an international ministry serving persecuted christians and churches worldwide.

Open Doors supplies Bibles and has distributed over 2.5 million Bibles and christian books during 2017. In addition they have helped over 850,000 persected christians with emergency relief, community development, education and medical care.

Also, they have trained over 500,000 persecuted cristians through leadership and discipleship courses, truama care training and persecuted survival seminars. 

Open Doors also mobilises the church in the UK and Ireland to serve christians living under religious persecution.

Barnabas Fund

This acts on behalf of the persecuted church, to be their voice, making their needs known to christians around the world and the injustice of their persecution known to governments and international bodies.

They seek to meet both practical and spiritual needs, encourage, strengthen and enable the existing local church and cristin communities.

Also, they endeavour to tackle persecution at its root by making known the aspects of the Islamic faith and other idealogies that result in injustice and oppression of christians and others.

They facilitate global intercession for the persecuted church by providing comprehensive prayer material.

 

If you would like to know more about any of these people or would like to know how you could help support them both in prayer and financially please contact the church.


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