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Resourcing churches for world mission

Global Connections is a growing network of over 300 UK churches and agencies with a passion for mission. Drawing on this wealth of experience, together we seek to inspire churches to be engaged in mission both in the UK and overseas. Whatever you are looking for - inspiring articles, good practice guidelines, prayer information - you will find a wealth of material and links to others.

Resourcing churches

Inspiring mission videos

This is Our Story: Slovakia to Thailand
The story of Eva, a Slovakian missionary to Thailand, where she helps to support Bible translation work - 5mins 32secs
Lost
Unapproachable, untouched, untouchable, disconnected. These are all words and descriptions given for yet another word: Unreached - 5mins 22secs
This is Our Story: El Salvador
Members of a church in El Salvador share how the church has become practically involved in mission - 5mins 28secs
Prayercast
A series of short videos to help pray for different countries around the world
North Korean testimony
An 18 year old Christian from North Korea sharing her testimony at the Lausanne Congress at Cape Town in 2010 - 8mins 41secs

Recent articles

Hannah James reflects on a life-changing year in Kolkata with BMS
Rick and Andrea Posters explain how their skills were adapted and used in support of SAT-7’s unique ministry of ‘making God’s love visible to those in the Middle East and North Africa’.
The 2013-14 student team reflect on their year at Riverside Performing Arts
A group of 12 from Above Bar Church in Southampton visited Spain to work alongside other short-termers supporting a European Christian Mission church plant.
Article by Jeff Fountain for Lausanne Movement.

Latest prayer points

Malawi
Nthorowa Health Centre: Nthorowa Health Centre is one of six centres run by the Zambezi Evangelical Church (ZEC) in Malawi. The reductions in infant mortality have been rare “success stories” in Malawi’s recent history, partly attributed to the services provided by faith-based groups such as ZEC. But the future of such services is under threat. Cash flow at health centres is a major problem; the government of Malawi has reportedly failed to honour its financial commitments. Please pray that God would provide for the future needs of ZEC’s health facilities, so that they would be able to continue to run their compassion ministry for years to come. (Zambesi Mission - May 2016)
Myanmar
Political transition: Please pray for Burma’s new president, U Htin Kyaw, as he takes office as the first civilian president in over 50 years. Pray for wisdom for Aung San Suu Kyi in her capacity as Burma’s new Foreign Minister and the ruling party’s ‘state counsellor’. Ask God to strengthen and encourage political prisoners who are paying such a high price for expressing their views, and that restrictive laws on freedom of religion or belief would be repealed before they can further harm freedom of religion or belief in Burma. Pray that this time of transition would mark the beginning of a new era of peace, thanking God for the changes that have already taken place in Burma. (Christian Solidarity Worldwide - May 2016)
India
Sex work in India: Kavita is a lady wrapped in a colourful Sari but who speaks little and rarely looks anyone in the face. How did a girl from Bangladesh wind up in Mumbai, making a living from sex work? It wasn’t her intention, this wasn’t how her life was meant to work out. But the aunts she trusted sold her and people she didn’t know trafficked her. So now she’s here in a seedy slum with just one way to survive. Aesha believes in these women, that they can have a different life, that they can have a ‘hope and a future’ (Jeremiah 29:11). She and her colleagues work hard to build the women’s confidence and skills so that they can find alternative work. Pray for her organisation Sahaara, that they will lead many women to freedom in Christ. (Tearfund - May 2016)
Guatemala
Community clinic: A group of North American students and three Guatemalan doctors set off bright and early every morning in a bus to one of the villages (up to one-and-a-half hours away) and set up their mobile clinic. The doctors will do their best to diagnose and counsel without the luxury of further tests, then send the patients to a little pharmacy, which consists of a range of basic medication. The volunteers all fundraised at home which means that the patients can get their medication for free; a real luxury for Guatemalans! Pray that this medical care will have a continued impact on the community, bringing healing to many and sharing Gods love with them. (Latin Link - May 2016)