Reaching out into the world
A distinctive feature of life at All Saints over many years has been our strong links of support for our mission partners - members of the church who have been called out, sometimes overseas, for special service for God. Their contribution to our church life, and the extra awareness that they bring us of God’s mission field throughout the UK and in every corner of the earth, are invaluable. We will continue to look for ways to support those who are building God’s kingdom beyond the immediate environs of Lindfield and to support any from our fellowship who are sensing God’s call in this direction.
All Saints supports both Mission Projects and Mission Partners. Our Partners are typically individuals or families sent out from our own congregation to serve both in the UK and further afield. Projects are Christian organisations that are widely supported throughout our congregation prayerfully and financially that are deemed to fit with our Mission Action Plan - ‘Reach, Build, Send’ and merit our support. Together we commit to regularly praying for these Partners and Projects and also corporately provide practical and financial support if needed.
To help keep the church up to date, each Partner and Project has a personal link with one or two members of the All Saints congregation who undertake to be the main representatives, co-ordinating support and prayer requests.
Here is a list of our current Mission Partners and Projects:
Simon and Becky Lunt (Josiah, Carys and Benjamin)
Diocese of South Rwenzori and Kagando Hospital, Uganda
Redeeming Our Communities (R.O.C)
Sussex Gospel Partnership (SGP)
Cross Mission, India
Family Support Work (FSW)
International bible training institute (IBTI)
Phil and Sarah Candy
Julian and Nicky Milson
University and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF)
Pray for Vietnam
Lucy with YWAM
This weeks prayer focus:
Five Talents is an Anglican microfinance charity working in marginalised communities of the world. Supporters invest in enterprising individuals through literacy and business training and village savings. This ‘hand-up’ rather than a ‘hand-out’ is creating jobs and transforms lives among the poor in twelve countries.
Please give thanks for:
Please continue to pray for:
Claudette and her team who have served over 4,600 new members in the last year and supported the development of over 700 businesses following supporters that have enabled the purchase a new vehicle so her team can travel safely and reach even more rural, marginalised communities
Increased self esteem and demeanour shown by recipients of Five Talents support shown by a woman running a road-side cafe. She had used a loan to buy more plates and saucepans, meaning she could literally serve more customers. The language she used - “these are my plates and my saucepans”
The communities suffering from drought in Karamoja, Uganda and Baringo in Kenya, where Five Talents are presently working.
Peace and reconciliation in South Sudan and Congo where Five Talents are also currently working
Save travel for staff members Rachel and Hanna who are attending a Five Talents international board meeting in Nairobi. Also pray that meeting has successful outcomes.
Those visiting the programme in Morogoro, Tanzania in late October
Ropeholders: Richard and Elaine Browning