Some of the Missions supported by St Peters International Presbyterian Church - Liss
Wycliffe Bible Translators
1 in 5 people alive today are still waiting to get the Bible in their language. Bible translation is one of the most significant parts of world mission today. Wycliffe’s vision, in partnership with our supporters, is that everyone will have access to God’s word in the language that speaks to them best.The Bible changes lives – and so does the work of translating the Bible.
Watch the video below to discover how the impact of Bible translation ripples out beyond Christians and churches to touch the lives of whole communities.
Wycliffe recently wrote: Thank you so much your continued support and enthusiasm for Bible translation. I wanted to let you all know how very grateful and appreciative we are of your prayers and interest in the urgent need to translate the Bible for everybody.
If your congregation has any prayer requests at this time then we would greatly value hearing them please. During these past months, we have been meeting on Tuesday mornings to pray for all our friends and supporters and will gladly bring your requests before the Lord when we pray together.
Please do let me know if there is any way we can further support and serve you as a church? Whether that’s with video resources, a speaker for smaller groups, prayer resources etc.
Please pass on to the fellowship our Christian greetings and thank you again for your support. Psalm 119 v105 ‘Your word is a lamp to my feet’.
Ekisa – Rewriting the Story of Disability
Ekisa Ministries was founded in 2010 by two women, both named Emily. Emily Henderson from Milton near Cambridge, UK and Emily Worral from the USA. It was after a number of volunteer trips to Uganda that they chose to start an organization to address the lack of care and services for children living with disabilities. The charity is a registered non-profit in the USA and is a registered NGO in Uganda.
As a Church we support Kate Tolhurst who is working in Uganda through Ekisa UK which was established as a registered charity in 2016 to raise funds in the UK, to support the work of Ekisa Ministries in Uganda.
Christian Heritage – Cambridge
Since 2001 Christian Heritage has been based at the Round Church (c.1130) in the centre of historic Cambridge. They exist to explore the relationship between faith and culture, and how Christianity has shaped Cambridge and Western civilisation. As a Church we prayerfully support Andrew and Helen Fellows, working with Christian Heritage. Andrew and Helen were previously workers at English L’Abri and members of our Church before moving to Cambridge.
Christian Heritage say that their aim is to give people the chance to reflect on the ‘big picture’ questions of life in a context which allows for robust, honest, critical, and courteous dialogue.
English L’Abri – Greatham
Questions about how we should live. L’Abri is a Christian community who offer hospitality to people from all backgrounds and nationalities as we search together for honest answers to life's important questions, believing that Christianity gives us a basis for finding truth for every aspect of life. - About L'Abri
Middle East Reformed Fellowship (MERF)
Middle East Reformed Fellowship (MERF) is an evangelical Christian missionary organisation which serves in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia on behalf of Reformed and Presbyterian Family of Churches and believers worldwide. Their work is bearing fruit for the Kingdom of Christ among the twenty-two nations of the Arab League and other Muslim areas in Africa and Asia. https://merf.org.uk
MERF recently wrote saying: We thank the church for your kind gift of £300 to the work, which I confirm has reached our bank account. The Lord has enabled courses to re-start at Lokichoggio, Kenya. All those attending from South Sudan have certificates declaring them free of COVID-19.There are only 4 students in each dorm. Hand sanitizers, masks, and individual drinking bottles have been supplied to all involved. Being unable to send teachers from Europe, at short notice African men have responded to the call to “come over and help us” at Loki - from the Nile Theological College in Juba, from the Griffen Theological Institute Kakuma and others being Reformed Baptist pastors in Kenya.
Caring For Life
As a Christian charity, Caring For Life is committed to practically “Sharing the love of Jesus” with these individuals.
Since the charity began in 1987 we have been privileged to help house and support over 6000 individuals and the charity’s highly effective model of care, which includes a programme of therapeutic daytime activities, has seen great success in terms of people achieving a settled lifestyle, and in many cases recovering from severe abuse. At Caring For Life they find a home, a family, friends; life-long support, and through all this, the love of Jesus is shown. Many have come to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and have found real peace and hope for the future through Him.
During this past Covid year, much of our support has had to become remote, but we have been able to help 250 or more individuals each week, including new referrals. A range of provision has been developed: zoom and online activities; daily telephone support and regularly posted packages of bible study notes & project resources; food and furniture deliveries; as well as individual farm visits when restrictions permitted; visits to beneficiaries’ doorsteps and distanced walks with them in their local community.
We have been able to take the good news and hope of Jesus, in the midst of very dark times and have been thrilled to see a real growth in spiritual interest. This has been seen in requests for Bibles, requests for prayer over the phone, questions about the Lord, and attendance at CFL’s weekly Zoom Bible Studies, as well as regular Bible Studies in the two homes. A number have come to real faith in the Lord.
We were reminded just recently, in our staff prayer time, of our commission, as believers in the Lord Jesus to “Go and make disciples of all nations” Matt 28: 19. This is our greatest task and our greatest hope for those we support…to care for them, love them and, above all, point them to Jesus and win them for Him.
We are now welcoming individual beneficiaries up to the farm each day, for distanced one-to-one walks! A timetable of regular visits has been drawn up, with the aim of ensuring that everyone who wants to, can make a visit within the next few weeks. Alongside this, from 12th April, we re-introduced outdoor farm project involvement for 2 beneficiaries at a time, in each area.
Please pray for every visit and every project activity planned, especially as some beneficiaries are so nervous about coming back…and please pray that when we speak of Jesus, their hearts will be drawn to Him.
Caring for Life - May Prayer Requests for Churches
Mission Eurasia and its in-country affiliate Mission Eurasia Field Ministries work in 13 countries of Eurasia and Israel to train, equip, and mobilize the Next Generation of Christian leaders to transform their nations for Christ through strategic, holistic ministry. https://missioneurasia.org
Mission Eurasia’s mission is to train, equip, and mobilize Christian leadership throughout Eurasia, who will engage in indigenous evangelism, church-planting, holistic ministries, and church growth by developing creative and strategic ministries and by facilitating partnerships between nationals and Western Christians.
Our vision is to evangelize, train, equip, and mobilize the Next Generation in the countries of Eurasia and Israel to lead the church in transforming their nations for Christ.
Good News For Everyone, formerly known as Gideons UK
Work has not stopped for Good News for Everyone, formerly known as Gideons UK, during the lockdowns. The Association held its annual convention in April via u tube. Very encouraging and informative reports told of the activities that have taken place during the last year. There has been a wide distribution of the Hope magazine, a glossy publication containing verses from the Psalms and the Gospel of John, on-going work with schools via videos and the distribution of Testaments.
The Association has several new partners such as the Evangelical Alliance and Share Word Global, formerly Canadian Gideons. Working with our partners, several teams from the UK have gone out to Chile, Peru, Uganda, to work with churches in Evangelism. We praise God for the many conversions that occurred and the discipleship of these new Christians by the churches after the teams left.
There is a focus on Eastern Europe and it is hoped to send teams out to Serbia and Macedonia in 2022.
Nearer home, the East Hants Branch works hard to continue our main activity of placing testaments in schools. We prepared videos during lockdown and have so far distributed to three schools along with Testaments for the staff to hand out to those who want one. Hope magazine has been given out to care homes, and various groups in the community.
We look forward to the easing of restrictions so that we can try to resume normal service with the schools as well as starting new initiatives as the Lord leads us.