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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

Dried Up, Drowned out
Looking at the impact of changing climate on the lives of people in East Africa - 5mins 30secs
Tears of the Saints
Promoting mission to unreached people around the world, with a particular focus on Asia - 6mins 33secs
This is Our Story: The Philippines
A small group of churches in the Philippines is determined to be part of the Great Commission; whatever it takes - 5mins 45secs
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
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

Recent articles

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.
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
Hannah James reflects on a life-changing year in Kolkata with BMS
Article by Jeff Fountain for Lausanne Movement.

Latest prayer points

Rwanda
Mission and training coordinator: CMS Timothy mission partner Manasseh Tuyizere is the youth coordinator for Kigali diocese. He is settling back into ministry after spending a year at All Nations Christian College in the UK. He and his team have a regular ministry in schools and colleges, empowering young people to be leaders in their communities. Pray for him as he also takes up a new role as mission and training coordinator. Pray also for his marriage to Catrin; they met at All Nations.  (Church Mission Society - January 2016)
Iraq
Sorani Old Testament: With a target to finish translation and revision of new scriptures, pray that the work outstanding on the Sorani Old Testament will be completed. Ask for helpful feedback from testing of the current edition of the New Testament. Together may they enable the printing of a complete Sorani Bible in 2016. (MECO UK and Ireland - January 2016)
Senegal
Scripture calendars: Each year calendars are produced with Scripture verses in the Wolof language. The calendars for 2016 are now being distributed. The theme this time is ‘seeking God’. Pray that many people seeing the calendars will indeed be provoked into seeking God.  (WEC International - January 2016)
Worldwide
Skype conversation clubs: Peter, who is 80, runs four English conversation clubs on Skype with 50 young learners, many from countries closed to the gospel. As they discuss together the content of specialised English audio programmes which have low-key Christian content, Brian is gently raising questions in their minds about the Christian faith. There are currently over 600 people on the waiting list to join similar Skype clubs. Pray for new volunteers to be found to run English conversation clubs on Skype, to build Kingdom relationships with young people as they seek help with their English speaking skills. (Reach Beyond - January 2016)