The May newsletter from Joel and Fiona Kelling is now available to download from the CMS website.
Joel and Fiona write: Since we last wrote to you we have had our share of wonder and encouragement as well as frustration and exhaustion, with the emergence of ‘Omicron’ and our oft-repeated but still surprising complaint of the incredible cold of winter in Jordan! Read the newsletter
Ed and Suzanne have completed their challenge and have the video to prove it! There is still time to give to this appeal on their Just Giving page to raise money for Tearfund, helping those worst affected by the climate crisis.
Ed and Suzanne are both going to do the Velocity 2 Zipline Challenge in North Wales – the longest zipline in Europe and the fastest in the world. We will reach speeds of up to 120mph whilst being suspended face down horizontally!! We don’t like heights, travelling at great speed, or feeling out of control – it will certainly feel very precarious! Why are we doing it? We are fundraising for Tearfund, and in particular for families in Burkina Faso (in connection… [Continue Reading]
Please keep the people of Jordan in your prayers, as they desperately attempt to get the coronavirus spread under control while there is both less access and more resistance to vaccination than in the UK. Read the newsletter.
We’ve received an update from our CMS mission partners Joel and Fiona Kelling; Nora is now 4 months old and looking very happy! Find out more about their ongoing work in Jordan in their latest newsletter.
It has been just over a week since the terrible explosion in Beirut. Mission partners Audrey and Colin Gibson tell us from the ground: “Of course, there is still much to be done and people are still deeply affected. The faces of many of our friends and colleagues are etched with deep sadness and despondency, but lurking beneath is also a real anger and frustration. “One young work colleague, injured and bleeding from facial injuries received as she was driving near… [Continue Reading]
Dear All, We getting in touch to share some really wonderful news with you. Nora Ruth Kelling was born at 23:38 on Saturday night, 6th June 2020, weighing 3.84kg (8lb 7oz) and 54cm long. This meant she came out into the world on the day that lockdown ended here in Jordan, and on the eve of Eastern Pentecost (which all churches in Jordan celebrate together), which seems apt! Both Nora and Fiona are doing well after an initial bout of… [Continue Reading]
News from Tearfund A new wave of crop-eating locusts is devastating East Africa, just as communities brace themselves for an increase of coronavirus cases. At the start of 2020, Ethiopia and Somalia faced the biggest invasion of the insects in 25 years – and the worst in Kenya and Uganda for 70 years. They also reached parts of South Sudan, where millions of people are already suffering from severe food shortages amid conflict and political instability. The latest plague could… [Continue Reading]
This appeal from Tearfund is another way of responding to the current situation.
This message was received from Tearfund and outlines their response to the current coronavirus crisis. To slow the spread of the virus and limit its impact on people living in poverty, we have launched crucial resources to help our teams, church partners and networks to support communities. They contain lifesaving health advice, as well as ways to help people stay calm. These resources have already been translated into four widely spoken languages – with plans for more – and are… [Continue Reading]
It’s Ascension Day, and we are reminded of the parting words of Jesus, as he entrusted the mission of sharing the gospel to his timid small group of disciples. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8 Today, we are entrusted with this same mission. Thy Kingdom Come, now in its 4th year,… [Continue Reading]