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:
ROC Prayer Points:
Give thanks for the way that the Holy Spirit has been working through ROC in the present crisis. ROC has been busy working behind the scenes, mobilising ROC Action Groups, helping bring many churches, community groups and statutory agencies together to coordinate responses to the lockdown and join forces to plan the way ahead.
Praise God for the new ‘ROC Tele-Mentors' scheme that has been launched in a number of sites across the country including Reading and here in Mid-Sussex. Many families have been affected by the lockdown, isolation and loneliness has increased and a number of areas across the country have seen an increase in domestic abuse calls to the police. ROC Tele-Mentors provides ten weeks of mentoring support to families, delivered via such media as Zoom, Face Time, What’s App or even over the telephone, aimed at helping them through the present crisis and build a positive platform for the future. Do pray for the success of the scheme, that the right families are referred and for the volunteers who are supporting them, that the hope and peace of Christ would touch the lives of all those taking part.
Please pray for ROC’s staff, for Debra Green who heads up the charity, for Paul Wilson here in Sussex who leads on ROC’s mentoring programme and for all the leadership team as they continue to seek the best way to respond to the current crisis. Pray for those ROC staff who are furloughed at the moment, pray for health, strength and peace for all involved.
Pray for the ROC Family Mentoring projects already up and running across the country, including here in Lindfield & Haywards Heath - as we begin to come out of lockdown, please pray for the families being supported many of whom have found lockdown tough, for Project Coordinators including our own Ingrid Skillicorn for strength, guidance and for wisdom as they build renewed and refreshed links with local agencies to recommence the process of referring local families.
Pray for new ROC projects about to launch in Aylesbury in the coming weeks and for ongoing discussions in Milton Keynes, Shropshire and in Northern Ireland about the launch of further ROC Family projects.