Missions

Missions

Lebanon one week on: broken glass, broken system, broken hearts

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]

News from Jordan

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]

Locust Invasion

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]

Tearfund Response

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]

Ascension Day 2019

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]

News from Karachi

We are pleased to report that Failtus, the student we are partly sponsoring through theological college in Karachi, Pakistan, is now in his second year and is doing very well. We have received this report from Dr Pervais Sultan. I am happy to report on Failtus, a seminary student support partly by your church for the deficit in his expenses on behalf of St. Thomas’ Theological College. 1st Term: 68.4%, 2nd Term: 74%, 3rd Term: 70.5% He is always found… [Continue Reading]

Let down the nets for a catch

My daily reading one day last week was from Luke’s Gospel, in which he calls the first disciples. One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little… [Continue Reading]

Holiday Club 2018

After many months of investigation in the great deserts of Egypt, Nora the Explorer has discovered the amazing truth behind the story of Joseph, aided by an army of smaller explorers from reception through to year 9. And today we can reveal photographic evidence of all that went on within her secret camp at Crickhowell Primary School. Can you decipher these ancient hieroglyphics?

The First Evangelist

On the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit descends on the Apostles like ‘tongues of fire’ and they begin to speak in other languages. The people are amazed at this miracle and about 3000 are baptised that day. Wait, no. That’s not what it says in Acts 2. They began to speak in other languages and the people were confused. Some were ‘amazed and perplexed’ and others thought the Apostles were drunk. So what happened to turn confusion into conversion?… [Continue Reading]

Mission Together – Thank You

Dear everyone, Greeting in the name of our lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! I write to express my thanks and appreciation for everyone’s participation in Mission Together 2018. It has been a pleasure to see the ten churches in the Ministry Area working together with each other, and the Lee Abbey team, to share our faith with the whole community, not only inside our churches, but in our schools, care homes, at coffee mornings and toddler groups, as well as at the two major… [Continue Reading]