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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 
 

Mission Partners 2021

Harrison

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: Dr Mihai: Life under soviet communist persecution

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.

Gerald

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
Sarah’s work involves revisions 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. Also 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. 

Bisoke

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

Graeme

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. 

Jacky

Jacky Bonney, MESH India (Maximising Employment to Serve the Handicapped),
www.mesh.org.in 
Jacky has been in India for more than 40 years; first in a Salvation Army leprosy hospital and then living and working in a leprosy colony as a nurse and administrator. In 1995 she moved to MESH, an organisation practising Fair Trade with disabled and leprosy-affected crafts artisans, to aid their rehabilitation. 
Being able to work with marginalised people, sharing the hope of the gospel and providing practical support, has been a blessing.  Jacky believes strongly that Church is for all and is very glad to be part of a team of mostly visually impaired Christians, trying to bring a biblical world view of disability to the Indian Church. 

Paul

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.

Rupert

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.

Jez

Jez and Allie Wisdom (Caspar and Felicity) currently serve in Blackley, North Manchester; one of the most deprived areas in the country. As a final year ordinand, Jez will be serving his curacy in four churches across Blackley where there is a big emphasis on revisiting the way 'church' is done to make it more accessible to the local community. Allie has just secured funding for a three-year project to develop a community garden in the grounds of St Paul's Church. She hopes this will build links between the church and the local community, and provide gospel opportunities.

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.  Jesus has come to my rescue; now I love being part of his rescue team – making friends, sharing Jesus and watching lives change. 

Ruslan

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

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.

“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
 

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)
 

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 – at present on Zoom but hopefully soon back to using the Picture Room in All Saints. 
Zoom log on: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87537055658
Meeting ID: 875 3705 5658 
 
Prayer breakfast: What a great time of prayer for all our mission partners and with five of our mission partners present. If you would like to receive a copy of their prayer requests, please contact Judy Acheson jca_judy@yahoo.co.uk  The next prayer breakfast will be on Saturday 9th October 8.30-10am. We would love to see you and it would be such an encouragement for our mission partners. Why not plan to join us?


World Mission Sunday 9th May 2021. What a great day we had with John McLernon, Mission Director of Crosslinks Mission Agency challenging us at the 9.15 and 10.45 services to learn more about the Gospel so that we will realise that there is nothing greater than sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ other people here and across the world. In the evening we went to Nepal with Adam basing his sermon on David Platt’s book ‘Something has to change’ and seeing video clips underlining the need of the lost without Christ. How concerned are we? How will we respond to Jesus’ words ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few’? (Mt 9:37)  There are a few copies left of this book at £5.  Please contact the office.
The Mission Gift Offering launched on World Mission Sunday will go mainly to Jacky Bonney as a retirement gift to show our appreciation of her 41 years in India with a small percentage to our new Mission Partners in Central Asia. You can still give until the end of this month of May on-line through my churchsuite or a cheque in an envelope, marked WMG on the back in the collection buckets in church.
A date for your diary: World Mission Sunday 8th May 2022 with Simon Guillebaud a man on fire for Jesus.

 
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.
 

What about you joining an all-age team in July 2022?

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.
 

Retiring to Somerset

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Jim and Annette Wheeler have retired for the second time! They have just returned from working with the Evangelical Church in Loches, France for the past 9 years. We praise God for their commitment and faithfulness and wish them much blessing in their retirement in Somerset. A poster has been produced to show their work and our partnership as a 10th celebration for the church in Loches.

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