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'The ultimate purpose of mission is to glorify God by proclaiming the gospel of Christ in the power of the Spirit so that people from all nations will be saved, gathered into local churches where they will be discipled, and, as mature believers, will worship and obey God and transform their communities.’ All Saints’ Mission Policy

As a World Mission Group at All Saints, we are passionate about seeing this fulfilled in the church family and are prayerfully seeking to encourage the church as a whole to consider their role in God’s great commission. Pathway to Mission 
 

Prayer and Events:

All church members are welcome to join the World Mission Prayer Group as they pray together for Mission Partners on the second Monday of the month at 12.15-1.30pm. We will be back in the Picture Room in May.  If you would like to receive this monthly update please go to My Churchsuite, click on My groups and then sign up on the appropriate place.
 
Simon Guillebaud
World Mission Weekend  6-8th May
We are promised a fascinating and challenging action-packed weekend with Simon Guillebaud (Gilebo) (pictured) as our speaker. Simon (a former mission partner in Burundi) has amazing stories to tell. Don’t just think you are there to listen! You will be drawn in and find yourself responding to God in your own heart! He established and co-leads Great Lakes Outreach to help local people to preach the Gospel and alleviate poverty, so rampant in that land.
For more details about Simon:
www.greatlakesoutreach.org
www.simonguillebaud.com
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Programme for the weekend:
Saturday 7th May
Breakfast with a difference 8.30-10am.  £5 for a tasty breakfast – please book. Bring your friends to hear exciting stories of Jesus at work in peoples’ lives experienced by Simon. Open to everyone from all around!
11.00-12.30  Family event: Free, just turn up  ‘Around the world prayer safari’
Drop-in morning for all ages to come and enjoy discovering the needs of the world and to pray for them in a fun and interactive way. 
AN EVENING WITH SIMON GUILLEBAUD 7.30-9.30pm Free, just turn up to hear from Simon – what makes him tick, about his family, his ministry.
Sunday 8th May
Simon will be preaching at 9.15, 10.45 and 6.30.
12.30 BYO lunch and join Simon downstairs.  An excellent time to chat, to ask questions and see what God is saying to you.
5.30-6.30  Pizza and Simon for the young people!
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19-20th March was a fascinating weekend with Dr Mihai and his wife Lidia.
Saturday 19th 10am to 3.pm gave us an opportunity to learn more about the Christian community in Central Asia and to pray with understanding.  
Sunday 20th Mihai preached at the 9.15, 10.45 and 6.30 services. We were drawn to listen as Mihai spoke from his heart about serving the Lord even when it is tough. May we also respond!


Kenya Mission July 2018 was an exciting month for the WMG. A group of seven of our young people from 24:7 with five adults went to Kenya to share the gospel and support the work of iServe Africa.

 

Mission is not only for other people! What about you?

Short or long-term mission changes those who go and God loves to bless those who want to share His message. Be part of the worldwide Christian family and change your life now!

Please contact Judy Acheson jca_judy@yahoo.co.uk or Adam Thrift adam@allsaintscrowborough.org as they would love to walk with you in your search for obeying God’s will. (Helpful links to Mission Agencies)
 

What about you joining an all-age team in July 2023?

Mission changes the people who go as well as the ones who welcome them. We can learn so much from other people/other cultures. God has given us an amazing richness in the tapestry of groups of different people around the world. Be part of this. Get involved. Contact Adam Thrift adam@allsaintscrowborough.org for more information.
 

Mission Partners 2021

Harrison's family

Harrison and Rhodah Mungai (Tim, Philip and Chris), Director of iServe Africa, Kenya  
https://iserveafrica.org/apprenticeship/the-programme-need-and-objectives
https://iserveafrica.org/isa-reports

Following an apprenticeship scheme in the UK, Harrison became strongly convinced that the African Church was in great need of gospel workers with a strong biblical knowledge. In 2008 he started iServe Africa, an indigenous, gospel-driven organisation, running an apprenticeship programme for graduates which provides them with experience through a ministry placement and training in gospel ministry. Harrison is also the Pastor of GracePoint Church, which hopes to plant churches throughout Greater Nairobi.

Mihai

Dr Mihai Malancea, Academic Dean of the University of Divitia Gratiae, Chisinau, Moldova
https://www.uni-dg.md/en
Dr Mihai was called to serve the Lord in Central Asia during his military service in Siberia. He established the university which now trains men and women from Central Asia and Moldova in Theology, Mission, Business Studies and Social Studies. Central Asian graduates return home well-equipped to share the gospel and reach out to meet the needs of their communities.
Mihai visits the graduates back in their home countries to encourage, mentor and help them develop the work.
Watch the video: office@allsaintscrowborough.org

Nate Longstaff
 

Nathanael Longstaff (Nate) has been accepted as a short-term Mission Partner as he has been invited by Dr Mihai to join the staff of the University of Divitia Gratiae, (UDG) Chisinau, Moldova https://www.uni-dg.md/en  for 6-12 months leaving on the 15th January.

Nate will be teaching conversation English to the students.  What an opportunity for Nate to share his love of the Lord, to encourage the students in their walk with Jesus through these conversation classes, through music, discipling and even preaching and himself be encouraged and challenged by the strength of commitment of the students, particularly from Central Asia.  Pray for Nate as he goes and if you would like to pray and support him financially please contact him via All Saints church office: office@allsaintscrowborough.org


Ron and Nan

Ron and Nan George, Teaching and outreach in Central Asia  
https://www.eurasia.org.uk
For over 50 years Ron and Nan have worked in different countries, sharing their love of Christ with Muslims. Based in the UK, Ron lectures at the University of Divitia Gratiae, Chisinau, Moldova in evangelism and Christian-Muslim relationships as well as organising seminars in the UK and US. His deep commitment has led him to many countries in Central Asia. Nan faithfully supports the female students from these countries; encouraging, advising and mentoring them.

Mwangi

Gerald and Louise Mwangi (Daniel, Jeremiah and James),  iServe Africa, Kenya  
https://iserveafrica.org/the-programme-needs-and-objectives
Gerald heads up an exciting, six-month programme called TransformD, aimed at school leavers between the ages of 18-21. This helps participants grow in their knowledge of God’s Word, explore cross-cultural mission and learn skills to benefit their future.  Gerald says, “It is our hope that at the end of the programme they will be able to see the world from the eyes of Jesus”.

Sarah

Sarah Baldwin, Translation Team, MissionAssist   
https://home.missionassist.org.uk/our-projects-mm
Up until recently, Sarah was involved in revision to the EasyEnglish Bible, a simple translation in modern English based on a small vocabulary of only around 1,200 common English words and with very simplified grammar constructions. She is taking a rest from that but continues with WEBBS (The Worldwide Electronic Bible and Book Service), a major project to produce digital text from printed documents in support of the ongoing task to translate, update and publish a version of the Bible in every spoken language on earth. She and her team type up different portions of the Bible in a vast variety of languages using very different scripts. A taxing job and yet bringing the Bible/NT/portions to so many more, some for the very first time. Sarah is the bookkeeper for MissionAssist.

Bisoke Furaha

The Rev Bisoke Balikenga, Provincial Youth and Children’s Worker for the Anglican Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, living in Bunia, N.E DRC  
https://churchmissionsociety.org/people-in-mission/bisoke-balikenga
Bisoke is passionate about children’s and youth ministry. He longs to see them be part of the Church, be taught in an age-appropriate way, and for youth and children’s workers to be trained and encouraged.
N.E. Congo is an insecure place and thousands have fled into Bunia. Bisoke is establishing a Peace Centre on the edge of town near a big camp for the displaced.  Sunday services, discipleship, practical courses, counselling and seminars on peace and reconciliation give Bisoke many opportunities to teach people about Jesus and display his love through practical service. Only in Jesus can these traumatised people find peace and the ability to forgive.
Watch the video: Meet Our Mission Partner: Bisoke in The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Story:
The plight of the displaced - Semiliki Trust

Innes

Graeme and Bequi Innes (Iona, Joshua and Ella), Preaching and Outreach, Oastea Domnului Church, Chisinau, Moldovia https://www.crosslinks.org/people-and-places
A blend of superstition and religion (Eastern Orthodoxy) holds sway in Moldova, and many are largely unaware of the true gospel message. Encouragingly, there has been gospel growth nationally, and Graeme and Bequi are involved in a variety of evangelistic ministries. They are also passionate about equipping and discipling believers to be those who can rightly handle the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). Graeme’s role involves preaching, leading Bible studies and one-to-ones, while Bequi is involved in a number of ministries with women and children. 

Feesey

Paul and Becca Feesey (Melody, Clara and Libby),  Associate Evangelist, Speak Life – Life According to Jesus 
https://speaklife.org.uk
Speak Life is an evangelistic ministry that for nearly 70 years has been strengthening the Church to reach the world through preaching, training and media. Based in Eastbourne, we travel and broadcast to the world, through university outreach, church-based missions, videos, podcasts, books, courses... any means possible. Paul is involved with the weekly podcast as well as focusing on fostering our online community.

Evanses

Rupert and Petasha Evans (Rory, Hugo and Wilf), Director Titus Trust, LDN Holidays  
https://www.ldnholidays.org/about-us/titus-trust
Since 2014 LDN has been giving young people in independent schools in London the opportunity to explore the Christian faith by supporting Christian Unions in schools and running activity holidays. Rupert leads the staff team, speaks regularly in schools and oversees the camps and leadership training.

Alice

Alice Cornes, Staff Member, St Philemon’s, Toxteth, Liverpool  
www.stphilemons.co.uk
My church in Toxteth thinks of itself as a lifeboat crew! Jesus has rescued us from the drowning life of living without him. Now we're trying to help other people climb aboard to safety! I support and encourage my whole church family by doing the same reaching out to women and children across cultures through seeker Bible studies, playgroup, 121 Bible reading partnerships, Sunday club etc. I am excited at being involved in a newly planted church in the centre of Liverpool. Jesus has come to my rescue; now I love being part of his rescue team – making friends, sharing Jesus and watching lives change. 

Rusian and family

A family from Central Asia. Both graduates from University Divitia Gratiae (UDG) in Moldova, this family serves the Lord in exciting ways by reaching out to children in need, widows and those caught up in sex trafficking, by prison ministry and church planting, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Julia and Andrew

Julia Trarbach, Mission Partner, Friends International   www.friendsinternational.uk    
Julia comes from Brazil. The church got to know Julia when she came to work as an associate for a year. Now she is a Mission Partner working in Norwich with Friends International reaching out to International Students, befriending them and sharing the Good News of Jesus. At the end of February Julia married Andrew.

“What an exciting list!  Eastern Europe, Central Asia, India, Africa, International students, council estates, public schools, translation work, internet outreach – what a wonderful example to our church family of the sheer variety of ways to be involved with mission! We’re grateful for our MPs.”  Adam Thrift

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