Our Work around the World
Across the world, we work closely with organisations and individuals providing pracical help, spiritual help, training and education. The group overseeing how we spend our money on these projects is the MISSION ACTION GROUP or MAG, chaired by Paul White.
Hope for Justice
ABOUT Hope for Justice: Preventing human trafficking, rescuing and campaigning for reform
• We helped a trafficking survivor to get safely back to his friends and family in Poland after he was rescued from exploitation in the UK
• Our advocacy for survivors of modern slavery has been held up as an example of best practice in preventing re-trafficking
• We have provided long-term input in the development of a strategy to prevent human trafficking in Uganda. This work alongside government and other NGOs resulted in the publication of the country’s five-year National Action Plan
• Our team has been invited to be a part of the ATSUS project – funded by the UK Space Agency – to tackle human trafficking in Uganda using space and satellite technology
• A trafficking survivor has received compensation after being unlawfully held in a detention centre
Bishop Given and the Diocese of Kondoa: Tanzania
Kondoa Diocese, about the size of Wales, is one of the poorest in Tanzania. Our parish and a few others in this area have raised funds for a kindergarten - building completed January 2018.
September 2020 update HERE
The Langham Partnership
ABOUT Langham Partnership: Trains pastors, equips students & leaders, distributes books; Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland, and the USA http://uk.langham.org/
September 2020 update:
• Preaching seminars and training are continuing, virtually where they cannot be held held at a centre. For example, Africa is recorded as having a million COVID - 19 cases
• The Africa Bible Commentary is being revised, involving the involvement of Majority World scholars and theologians
• The Scholar Team is meeting on line to plan support for this year’s intake, who face daunting travel and research problems
• Langham Literature is seeking ways to support local evangelical publishers in the Majority World: they are vital in meeting local needs in churches and training institutions
The Lawrence Barham Memorial Trust:
Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi
The Trust has been operating in East Africa since 1985, supporting the work of the Anglican Church. Projects have included a cathedral, two income-generating guest houses, schools, colleges, a medical centre and houses for widows and orphans. The work of the Gospel is growing, and to train more pastors, the Trust have to provide accommodation, support and facilities - pastors in Rwanda are only supported by local donations. The Peace Guest House (photographed) completed with local labour and materials in 2016, accommodates many visitors, trainers and international groups, generating income.
Overseas Mission Fellowship: the Gelsthorpe family, Japan
ABOUT: The Gelsthorpes are missionaries from the UK based in rural north Japan.
Their July/August 2020 update is here