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:
Please give thanks for:
The success of self-help education groups in Mozambique where community leaders have invested in fish tanks for farming and saw 5,160 people benefit from a small business.
Tearfund’s life-giving programmes in partnership with local colleges for teenagers in Honduras to help them be free from drug addiction and gang violence.
The 15,000 people who attended the mass lobby at Westminster in June as part of “The Time is Now” campaign to encourage MPs to do more to tackle the climate and ecological crisis.
Please pray for:
Two new Country Directors are starting in Pakistan and Iraq - please pray that they settle in well and quickly understand the challenges the countries are facing.
The people of Yemen: for an end to the war, for the 24 million people who need humanitarian aid, for families torn apart and for Tearfund partners on the ground bringing hope and relief.
Sarah Newnham is about to start a two month sabbatical – please pray for her son, Thomas, that he settles into school well and she has a restful time returning to start the process of transitioning her team overseas.
More people joining the “No Time to Waste” campaign against plastic pollution; a Tearfund report has highlighted that one person dies every 30 seconds in developing countries from disease caused by plastic pollution and rubbish.