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
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)
Julian and Nicky Milson
University and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF)
Pray for Vietnam
Lucy with YWAM
Jonny and Olga Anderson
This weeks prayer focus:
Prayer requests from Anne-Marie & Ian Prescott
Ian and Anne-Marie are still with OMF International. They are currently based in Lindfield, since returning from Vietnam in mid-2020. They are responsible to develop OMF’s involvement in ministry among Vietnamese diaspora (Vietnamese living outside of Vietnam) and are seconded to Global Connections to work with the CEO as Catalysts for Diaspora Ministry.
Prayer and praise
Pray for Ian who has just started teaching one course for All Nations college – Church Planting and Discipleship. Mixed delivery, in person and remote on Thursdays.
Pray for Ian chairing the Search Committee for a new General Director for OMF, bringing together a group across the globe on Zoom!
Pray for Ian carrying responsibility for OMF’s Beyond Borders initiative while the leader is on extended medical leave, at least through October.
Pray for opportunities to connect with those ministering to Vietnamese in the UK and to encourage them in that with literature and pray.
Give thanks for the work being done among other diaspora Vietnamese in Germany, Singapore and Japan, which they are seeking to support in different ways.
Give thanks for a new CEO for Global Connections, their boss for GC job, who just started mid-September. Pray as they hope to meet up with him while in Liverpool.
Give thanks for a new grandson, Levi – Peter and Taryn’s fourth child. And pray as Ian and Anne-Marie are in Liverpool giving them support, Oct 3-16.