Global Mission

Reaching out into the world

A picture of a miniature globe held in a handAll Saints supports both Mission Partners and Christian Agencies. Our Partners are typically individuals or families sent out from our own congregation to serve both in the UK and further afield. Christian agencies are organisations that are widely supported throughout our congregation prayerfully and financially that share our mission to make Jesus known throughout the world. Together we commit to regularly praying for these Partners and Agencies and also corporately provide practical and financial support if needed.

To help keep the church up to date, each Partner and Agency 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 Agencies:

Caminul Felix was born in 1992 in Oradea in the western part of Romania. After the fall of Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989 and the plight of tens of thousands of abandoned children was revealed to the world.

  • Please continue to pray for Caminul Felix as the seek to start working in Ukraine, pray the funds to purchase the land required. To build a new village to look after some of the orphaned and abandoned children left by the war.Pray for safety and wisdom for those who are visiting and working with the authorities.
  • Thank God for the nearly twenty people who will be giving up a week, to come to Romania in September, to help build a new home for a young couple. Please pray for the rest of the funds required to finish this project.
  • Thank God for the houseparents of Caminul Felix, who dedicate there lives to bring up a generation of orphan and abandoned children. Give them the strength, wisdom and patience as they show God’s love to children, who have had a very difficult start in life.

Ropeholder: Phil Hale

Prayer Points

April 2024
  • Thank God for a recent successful trip to Ukraine. And the possibility of purchasing 25 acres of land near Terropil, to build a village for some of the orphaned and abandoned children of that war torn country.
  • Please pray for the 50 thousand US dollars required to purchase the land, pray for wisdom for the leaders of Caminul Felix as they seek to setup and work in Ukraine.
  • Please pray for those who will be running the Brighton half marathon next month, to raise money for construction work that will be carried out later in the year in Romania.

Julian and Nicky Milson are passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus with Spanish people and training up disciples who can advance the gospel for generations to come. As of March 2018 they have lived and worked in Valencia, as Crosslinks Mission Partners. They have two children, Jemima and Theo.

It is estimated that just 1% of the population in Spain are evangelical Christians. Although 75% of Spaniards identify as Roman Catholic, this may reflect a sense of cultural identity rather than personal faith.

Julian is seconded to the IERE (Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church) as the Rector of  the ‘Iglesia de Jesucristo’ which is the only church in Valencia that is part of the Anglican Communion. Nicky is involved in various areas of ministry in the church, is learning Spanish and homeschools Jemima.

Before moving to Spain, the Milson’s lived in Hove where Julian was the vicar at Holy Cross Church for 11 years. Nicky served at Holy Cross in children’s ministry, youth work and music.

Please also visit the Milsons’ Crosslinks page for further information, to sign up to their newsletter and for the opportunity to give towards their work in Valencia: https://www.crosslinks.org/mission-personnel/julian-and-nicky-milson/ or visit their Facebook group for regular updates: https://tinyurl.com/y7wpfuvf

Ropeholders: Will & Beth Leonard

Prayer Points

April 2024
  • Please pray for the children who came to our first ever Easter Holiday Club and their families. Pray for ongoing contact as we seek to build meaningful relationships with them.
  • Please pray that new contacts we have made over Easter will keep coming to church – particularly a guy called Hector who came to our Agape meal and the Easter Sunday service.
  • Pray for Theo whose iGCSEs start very soon (Art is in mid April).
  • The family are all feeling pretty tired so please pray too for energy. (They won’t get a break until the Summer).

 

The long-standing links between All Saints and South Rwenzori in S.W. Uganda have been in existence since the mid 1980s when the South Rwenzori Diocese came into being. The diocese centres on the town of Kasese where the Rev. Canon Nason Baluku was consecrated and enthroned at St. Paul’s Cathedral in December 2020, becoming the 3rd Bishop of South Rwenzori.

Kagando Hospital

All Saints’ currently supports the Diocese through prayer and financial giving towards the education of theological students studying for ordination, and the training of part-time students studying to become lay readers.  Both clergy and lay-staff will go on to perform pastoral duties in the many parishes within the diocese.

The other focus of our prayer and giving is Kagando Hospital which began as a small mission hospital and has grown into a medical centre and teaching hospital with a strong gospel ministry.  The hospital plays a vital role within the Kagando Rural Development Centre (KARUDEC), aiming to proclaim the love of God by serving to improve the physical and spiritual well-being of the poor and disadvantaged people in the district.

St Peter's Cathedral
St Peter’s Cathedral

A number of people from a range of professional backgrounds have contributed their expertise to establish and maintain the growth and development which has occurred.  Among them have been many from All Saints’; most recently Peter and Heather Candy who for two years managed different projects within and around the hospital.  Currently Anna Kingdom is the treasurer for the charity, Friend of Kagando.

Find out more through www.southrwenzorid.org and www.friendsofkagando.co.uk

Main contact: vacant

Prayer Points

March 2024

South Rwenzori Diocese  
A rural and volatile area of Uganda which lies on its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Pray for safety in the area – in June last year Islamic insurgents from the DRC attacked a school in a village close to Kasese, the Diocese HQ, killing 42, including 38 students
  • Pray for Ordinands currently in training – (around 20)
  • Pray for provision of improved classroom and hostel facilities for children who are having to walk long distances to school
  • Praise God for the new churches being planted
  • Pray for the many new Christians

Kagando Christian Hospital 

  • Pray for the ongoing negotiations and planning for the installation of a solar power project
  • Pray for safety of staff/patients and the surrounding community. There is a small army detachment around hospital to guard against terrorists
  • Pray for Chaplaincy team – working with staff and patients.
  • Pray for funding needs in a such a poor rural area.

 

Our mission is to preach the Gospel, make disciples and plant churches among the unengaged and unreached people groups of India.

We have reached 60 villages for Jesus by planting churches and have more than twelve castes these churches.

Worship Halls are constructed in the villages and we support missionaries to share the love of Jesus, each pastoring and caring for 3-5 villages. Many are baptised each month. There are around 7000 people meeting to worship the Lord every week across all our villages. We educate 300 children in our Christian School which acts as a bridge to reach Hindu and Muslim parents and children.

We care for 30 orphans in our ‘House of Joy’, sharing Jesus’ love, providing good education, daily meals, clothes and medical care. We support and care for widows and help the destitute. Pastors receive training for evangelism, discipleship and church planting in four centres across the country. To find out more about this Mission and to receive regular newsletters and prayer needs please contact Ron & Janet Goodenough (Ropeholders).

Ropeholders: Ron & Janet Goodenough

Simon & Becky Lunt work in North-West London with the mission Operation Mobilisation. They are engaged in cross cultural outreach, particularly to people from the Middle East. For over 20 years they have been involved in a variety of approaches to ministry as they have worked with and through local churches.

Lunt FamilyAt present Simon is involved in friendship evangelism on a regular basis through visiting local Arabic cafes and shops. This is linked to an international church fellowship with believers and enquirers from many backgrounds. He is also involved in strategic networks of like-minded workers from different mission agencies both in the UK and Europe.
These networks help at many levels including; mutual support, building shared approaches to outreach and helping to equip the church.

Becky completed a 2-year distance learning degree course in Ministry and Mission to Families and Children through Cliff Bible College.  This has enabled her to reflect theologically on two decades of ministry, much of it focused towards women and children. She continues to meet with women and families from many parts of the Middle East as she seeks to share Christ with them or encourage them in their Christian faith.

They have three children; Josiah, Carys and Benjamin.

Ropeholder: Guy Rowland

Prayer Points

March 2024

Simon

10 new Iranians of unknown spiritual background, from a refugee hotel in Wembley, have come to Oasis church.  Ask the Lord to shine through Simon and guide him as he meets up with a key member of the group soon.

Pray for fruitful times of study and spiritual growth in the lives of three Iranian believers from Muslim backgrounds whom Simon is discipling one-to-one, using a Persian/English Bible study course entitled  Safar meaning Journey.  Studies covered so far include “Being a child of God”,  “God as our Father”, “Truth & Lies”.

Becky 

Having finished her play therapy training diploma, Becky has had a good start at the new school in west London where she is now working each Thursday. Pray for the Lord’s healing presence to be working through her as she sees 5 very vulnerable young children.  Thank God that, despite it being a very full day, she comes away feeling deeply privileged and grateful for this opportunity to serve.

The family

Pray for Josiah (22) who has started care work with an autistic elderly gentleman, while continuing to hunt for a job in graphic design.

Pray for Carys (20).  Thank God that she is so looking forward to the Capernwray spring Bible School where she’ll be a student for 10 weeks studying the New Testament, prior to going to university to study Creative Writing.

Pray for Benjamin (17) who is enjoying his first year studying for A Levels at Sixth Form College.

Wendy Gerster is a long term missionary with OMF, having previously served as a church-planter in Japan for many years. All Saints has partnered with Wendy and Hans-Ueli since 1985. In 2009 the Gersters returned to Switzerland, where they led the only Japanese Church there for a few years. In 2018 Hans-Ueli went home to Jesus after a long illness, during which time Wendy was his main carer.

Wendy GersterWendy is now full-time again with OMF in Switzerland. Her work consists of two main areas:

  •  sharing with the Church what God is doing in the world and the need for more workers
  •  ministering to foreigners in Switzerland in Jesus` Name, both practically and spiritually.

Ropeholder: David Clark

Prayer Points

March 2024

Thanks for:

  • my sabbatical and especially for time with my family
  • the many foreign language Gospels and christian books that have been taken/borrowed recently from the book table at the weekly Food Distribution
  • good fellowship & Bible studies with Zahra (Iran, left in picture) & Phornchan (Thailand)

Pray for:

  • Andreas and family return to Oman 1.4
  • my sermon on 7.4 at one church and participation in a missions service at another 21.4
  • the needed finances for the new Hudson Taylor film project by end of 2024
  • that I can organise my time well for my visit to England 8.-23.5

 

 

Ian and Anne-Marie serve with OMF International. After 35 years in East Asia (Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam) based in Lindfield, with a focus on diaspora people.

OMF is focused on the peoples of East Asia.  As well as those living in East Asia, this includes East Asians who have migrated to other parts of the world (diaspora), some just for a few years, some to stay permanently. Ian and Anne-Marie are also seconded to Global Connections as volunteers, one to two days a week, concerned for diaspora related ministries.

Prayer Points

February 2024
  • Continue to give thanks with us that as there were no changes to Ian’s brain tumour or his symptoms between the October and January MRI scans the doctor DOES NOT want to do radiotherapy.  Instead Ian will have another MRI at the beginning of April.
  • March 4-7 Ian goes to OMF’s US HQ in Denver, Colorado for a retreat of their Diaspora Ministries Steering Group as they consider which East Asian groups in the US OMF should get involved with.  This is in his role as Beyond Borders Champion, encouraging OMF centres to engage with East Asians outside their home country, whether Vietnamese in Japan, Japanese in the UK, Thai in Canada, etc.
  • May 18-21, the Beyond Borders steering group will have their annual face to face meeting in Japan. Pray as Ian chairs this.
  • Give thanks that two more Vietnamese in the workers dorm in Singapore came to faith in Christ just before Christmas.
  • Pray for the mentoring relationships that came out of the Leaders Developing Leaders programme that Ian and Anne-Marie were part of in Switzerland last September.  And for the regular mentoring meetings with their mentees, that they would be helpful in their leadership roles.
  • Pray for Ian as he teaches at All Nations on 29th Feb, on the En Route Course for those preparing to serve cross culturally.
  • Pray for the International Café at Christchurch, Haywards Heath, which takes place on Monday mornings in term time, and for Anne-Marie as she joins most weeks. Pray for the Vietnamese lady who also joins.
  • Give thanks for the birth of Peter and Taryn’s daughter, Eden, earlier this week, their fifth child and Ian and Anne-Marie’s eight grandchild. Also Rolf Lloyd-Williams’ great grandchild.

 

A well respected organisation supporting the persecuted church around the world. Open Doors works in over 50 countries, supplying Bibles, training church leaders, providing practical support and emergency relief, and supporting Christians who suffer for their faith.

In the UK and Ireland  Open Doors works to raise awareness of global persecution, mobilising prayer, support and action among Christians, the government  and with the United Nations globally.

For more infomation: www.opendoorsuk.org

Main contacts: Ron and Janet Goodenough

Prayer Points

April 2024

Please continue to pray for the estimated 360 million Christians who are being persecuted for faith.  They are our brothers and sisters.

This week we concentrate on three countries where there is severe persecution:

Cameroon, in Central Africa; on the 15th March a Christian community was attacked by Boko Haram, killing a pastor.  He was a father of five.  The rest of the village managed to escape but have lost their livelihood.

  • Pray for the pastor’s family and for church leaders as they comfort and strengthen the believers. Pray for strength, protection and peace

Eritrea; this country is known as the North Korea of Africa.  At least 30 adult Christians plus an unknown number of children were arrested as they gathered to celebrate the birthday of a Christian family’s child.

  • Pray that the Holy Spirit will provide for the persecuted church and for the release of many who remain in prison

Sudan; Christians have become more vulnerable since the start of the civil war a year ago. Recently a church to the south of Khartoum was set ablaze.

  • Pray for local church leaders as they seek for a new place to gather and for Christians who are despondent, weary and hurt from continued opposition and attacks

You can sign up on the Open Doors website (opendoorsuk.org) to receive regular up-to-date news. Plus there is always more information on the mission display at the back of the church

Ron & Janet Goodenough – Ropeholders

Jonny and Olga Anderson are working with Serving in Mission to share the gospel with the Quechua native people.

They have worked since 2010 with the Quechua communities on the edge of the city of Sucre. Their focus is on teaching Christ to Christians and non-Christians alike using stories that work well orally and can be easily passed onto others. They are using a variety of Bible teaching methods to help church leaders and youth groups to reach others for Jesus.

They have three children, Jonah, Joanna and Joel, who are all at boarding schools in the UK.

Ropeholders: Dave Nicholls

Prayer Points

February 2024

For this week give thanks for two growing partnerships:

  1. The Sunday School at the Temple of Faith church has experienced a revival in teachers! Julio who was teaching all the children every Sunday morning called a meeting of 8 new volunteers to be teachers!
  2. Olga will teach them on how to teach children the Bible on Saturday and Sunday evening.
  3. Jonny will be going to pastor Felix’s church in a new housing settlement (shanti) on Sunday morning. It is carnival time so there is a lot of drunkenness. Pray for the new believers from being trapped into this again.
  4. Pray for an informal training program to develop with Felix and the one or two other local pastors he has fellowship with.
  5. Also pray for our children (Joel, Joanna and Jonah) who are now on half-term with each of them staying with school friends. Pray for happy times with their friends and families and that they would know that Christ is with them wherever they are.

 

Any questions should be directed to Dave Nicholls, whilst there is a monthly Anderson newsletter (sent via email) that people can sign up to receive.

SGP exists to support, develop and encourage the work of the Gospel through evangelical Churches in Sussex.

This includes strengthening and planting churches, teaching leaders and organising bible training courses attended by various churches including All Saints. Find out more about SGP at sussexgospelpartnership.org.uk.

Main contact: Pam Orna-Ornstein

Prayer Points

February 2024
  • New appointments. Please continue to pray for the appointment of a new Director for the Sussex Gospel Partnership, that the person of God’s choosing may be found. Remember also the new SGP Administrator, Vic (a member of All Saints), as she settles into the responsibilities of her role.
  • Youth and children’s ministry. All Saints, Lindfield, hosted an event for those serving in youth and children’s’ ministry, throughout Sussex, on Saturday, 24th Pray that they may be able to apply the Bible more effectively as a result.
  • Pray for the various planning teams. For those responsible for planning the Annual Conference this coming Autumn, and that the right leaders to be found to run the children’s and youth streams. Also, for those preparing for the Autumn Women’s Retreat for ministers’ wives and female church staff members serving in pastoral and Bible-teaching ministries. Pray for a good time of refreshing fellowship and teaching.

Tearfund is a Christian relief and development agency committed to eradicating poverty.

Tearfund’s call over the last 50 years has remained constant: “to follow our biblical mandate to see people lifted out of material and spiritual poverty.” Its work in 50 countries around the world focuses on three core areas: church and community transformation, fragile states, and environmental and economic sustainability. Find out more about Tearfund at www.tearfund.org.

Main contact: Sarah Newnham and Richard Painter

Prayer Points

February 2024

 

Gaza and the Middle East

Pray……

  • for a ceasefire and an end to violence
  • for safe access to food, water, sanitary items, medical supplies, fuel and electricity.
  • for church leaders that Tearfund are supporting across the region – for wisdom and strength to lead people through fear and uncertainty.
  • for people forced to flee their homes – pray for safe places to stay and that they will be able to return home.
  • for hope, healing and reconciliation across the whole region. ‘With God, all things are possible’ (Matthew 19:26)

 

Humanitarian crisis in Yemen

The need in Yemen has never been higher.

  • Pray for vulnerable people in Yemen to experience God’s love and care through the work of Tearfund’s partners and other humanitarian organisations.
  • Pray for protection for Tearfund’s partners in Yemen as they operate in an ever challenging context.

Nigeria

Tearfund and their partners in Nigeria are helping communities tackle poverty, respond to and recover from disasters, and be better prepared for future crises. Pray for them as they work in partnership with local communities, churches and Christian organisations.

Church and Community Transformation (CCT)

CCT is the key way that Tearfund works to release whole communities from the grip of poverty. CCT is a Bible-based guided training approach that a local church can use with its community to identify the resources they have.

Give thanks for how CCT is transforming lives in more than 25,000 churches in communities worldwide and pray as Tearfund looks to expand that work to 250,000.

 

Anika is working with Sussex and Brighton Christian Unions as a Staff Worker to equip and encourage the students to share their faith with their friends and peers at university. She loves the work that God has called her to do and is always excited to see what he will do next.

Anika HuibersDuring Anika’s time at the University of Sussex studying a BSc Zoology degree, she joined the CU as an atheist. Through the CU, she learned more about Jesus, got plugged into a church, and eventually came to saving faith in the Lord. Since then, she has completed a year-long discipleship and training programme with UCCF called ‘Relay’, where her passion for mission on university campuses grew. Anika sees that there is an immense value in sharing the gospel to this age group, since individuals are most open and receptive to the gospel at this stage of life and can go on to bring the gospel into their future workplaces.

Anika’s UCCF page

Prayer Points

February 2024

Please pray for

  • Brighton Christian Union committee  who have recently gone through some changes in their leadership.   Pray for wisdom, and for God’s direction as they plan for the future
  • Brighton and Sussex CUs have their events weeks coming up, where for a whole week, they will host different types of events where the gospel is shared. It’s an incredible opportunity for non-Christians to hear the gospel, so please pray for it to be a fruitful time, and for the Spirit to soften the student’s hearts and bring salvation!
  • Chichester Christian Union is being handed to Anika, and  she will be starting to work with them mid-February. Please pray that she will build good relationships with the students quickly, and that God gives her wisdom for how to guide and disciple them.

I have been serving with Youth With A Mission since 2001 - committed to young missionaries and to seeing the nations transformed by the love of Jesus.

Since that time I have travelled all around the world with God showing me so much of His character and how much he wants me to see.  I believe that God wants to restore us all to how He originally designed us – redeemed by Jesus. Throughout my time in YWAM I have had a wide range of experiences – teaching teenagers in the Cape Flats of South Africa, leading a delegation to the UN AIDS meetings in New York, leading & training missionary trainees, enabling outreach during the 2012 Olympics, exhibiting pieces of art in Brighton and counselling young women due to unplanned pregnancy or a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS.

In October 2018 after 5 years of prayer & exploration, I moved to Thanet, Kent to begin pioneering a new YWAM community under the umbrella of YWAM Holmsted Ministries.  My ministry areas are mercy; art & creativity; government & justice; spirituality and discipleship.

Due to the sensitive nature of some of my work, and to honour and respect those I connect with I’d rather share stories over a cuppa – please connect with my rope-holders or follow YWAM in Thanet on Facebook or Instagram.  If you’d like to support my ministry please follow this link.

Prayer Points

March 2024
  • There are two women from our English group who have expressed an interest in Jesus. Ashley was able to share a testimony with them.
  • One of the women we support who is pregnant but has some complications, she is far away from her home country.
  • We had a fantastic Valentine’s outreach in Ramsgate meeting 150 women and sharing with them.
  • Property: The building where we have our “hub” to work from is going to be under new management from the summer. We don’t know if we will be able to stay. In the longer term we are looking for property which could be for ministry and/or YWAM trainees to live in. This is another exciting season for us as we have never not known God lead us, but it’s a bit nerve-racking too!
Here is a list of organisations we support:

In addition to our support of Mission Partners and Agencies there are some additional organisations which we support by way of subscriptions or gifts.

FSW works to support families overcome difficult periods in their lives offering information on benefits, housing problems, advocacy, and health and education issues including domestic abuse.

Our free and confidential support is offered to parents/carers and their children in many areas of East and West Sussex, including Brighton & Hove. This includes anyone who has the responsibility for the care of children, whether they are single, separated, divorced, bereaved or grandparents.

Our Family Support Workers arrange group activities involving parents alone as well as families. These are varied and depend on the needs and circumstances of those involved. They may include activities such as lunch clubs, where health and nutritional ideas can be absorbed; parenting; education work; a Time Out group for parents alone facing issues of school exclusion have all featured in the last twelve months; holidays for families at a highly subsidised rate are also organised by the workers; a free swapshop with clothes and toys donated by Association supporters adds to the development of mutual support among parents and families.

Find out more about FSW at familysupportwork.org

Main contact: Victoria Donougher