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:
For the work that Tearfund is doing in the Democratic Republic of Congo to reduce cholera following the mass outbreak in 2017; local communities are now being trained in hygiene and sanitation with reductions now being seen in the incidence of this waterborne disease
For the impact that Tearfund’s work has had following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island Sulawesi in September 2018; more than 21,000 people in need have been reached to rebuild their livelihoods and construct health clinics.
For the deepening crisis in Yemen where millions of people in the region are living on the brink of famine.
According to the UN, 37,000 people a day are forced to leave their homes because of conflict or persecution; please pray for Venezuela where political and economic turmoil has led to a mass exodus of people into other countries including Colombia and Brazil where Tearfund is supporting poor communities.
For Alok Sharma MP who will be the President of COP26 – the hugely important climate talks in Glasgow this November. Ask God to bless him with the wisdom and skills to unite world leaders around plans for limiting warming to 1.5C.
For Sarah as she continues to manage her teams in challenging situations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.