There’s plenty of mission news, both abroad and at home
Many things have ground to halt this past year, borders may have closed, but God’s activity in the world has not! And nor has St Saviour’s support for Kingdom-building work both overseas and closer to home. Here are just some of the mission partnerships that we were able to bless financially in 2020 …
The Yakar Bible translation project in Russia had a very productive year. The team continued work on 11 Old Testament books and a set of 70 Bible stories. Ecclesiastes was released in print and audio for the first time. And a Bible app was also developed to give people easier access to the translated Scriptures.
Through the Teso Development Trust we’ve been able to contribute to relief aid to 13 communities in Uganda, including a water programme and hospital support – needed more than ever this year. And through Christine, the two-way relationship with Christian leaders there has continued, in the form of encouragement and prayer.
It’s not easy to learn a new language and culture during a pandemic. But that’s what Daniel Brooks (UFM/SEND) has been trying to do in Croatia this last year! And somehow he found ways of getting involved in all kinds of outreach ministries. But Covid hit him hard – twice, with serious ongoing results. He needs our prayers as he’s back in the UK for tests and treatment.
And imagine the challenges of arriving in the UK as a refugee, this year of all years. International Care Network, through Christie and others here in Bournemouth, continues to help these vulnerable people rebuild their lives and show them something of God’s love.
Through Open Doors we can stand alongside our persecuted brothers and sisters living in some of the toughest places in the world, where following Jesus costs dearly.
Isn’t it great that, even in these difficult times, even if we are confined to our homes, our giving and praying can help release God’s blessing in so many different places around the world!
World Mission Core Group