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
Sussex Gospel Partnership (SGP)
Cross Mission, India
Family Support Work (FSW)
Julian and Nicky Milson
University and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF)
Ian & Anne-Marie Prescott
Lucy with YWAM
Jonny and Olga Anderson
This weeks prayer focus:
Prayer requests from Anne-Marie & Ian Prescott
Ian and Anne-Marie with OMF International based in Lindfield, responsible to develop OMF’s ministry among Vietnamese diaspora internationally (Vietnamese living outside of Vietnam)(part time) and seconded to Global Connections to work with the CEO as Catalysts for Diaspora Ministry (part time).
Please pray for the bilingual booklet about God's love for Japanese Christians to use with the many Vietnamese in Japan. We are looking quite close to the original author's children giving permission to produce it. The author left copyright with them when he died
Continue to pray for seeds sown among the Vietnamese contract workers in Singapore to bear fruit
Pray for Ian and Anne-Marie as part of the Core group of the multicultural mission forum that Global Connections is launching
Pray for Ian as he is taking over chairing the OMF group responsible for helping OMFers think about engaging with East Asians outside of their home country
Pray for our son-in-law struggling with fatigue as a result of long Covid
Pray for our older son and his family who we just helped move to the south of Leeds. (On Thursday).