A free resource with articles written for people considering long-term involvement in mission and a directory of organisation to contact
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.
Ann Christian tells us some of her story of what mission partners and sending churches can do to keep their relationship strong over the years.
Latest prayer points
Dreams and Visions: Over the years many Christians have prayed for the inaccessible land and people of Afghanistan. Through many changes that have taken place in the country over past years, Afghans have remained deeply religious, generous in hospitality, sharing what little they have and loyal to their particular tribe. Piety has caused many to question observed religious practice, and in the last 15 years God has spoken to many Afghans through dreams and visions. Many have decided to follow Jesus despite great opposition. Operation World speaks of the existence of hundreds of fellowships. Pray for those who truly put their trust in Jesus. May they grow in faith, find fellowship, and have boldness to witness to all the Afghan tribes and tongues. Praise God that He continues to build his church among the Afghan people.
(WEC International - November 2014)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
House of opportunity for vulnerable young people: Girls living on the streets of Lubumbashi have a new place where they can go for safety, education and a chance to be reunited with their families. This is thanks to the Kimbilio project, which opened a transit house this summer for vulnerable girls. Kimbilio originally opened as a refuge for street boys in 2009 and grew to comprise a day centre, a boys’ transit house and another house for boys who cannot return to their families. In the last year, girls have been turning up at the day centre to have breakfast, wash their clothes and hear a message about Jesus. So a plot of land was purchased to build them a transit house, too. While at the transit house, girls have the opportunity to improve their literacy and take sewing classes.
(Church Mission Society - November 2014)
Gospel brings hope for Poles: Poland is changing rapidly. Joining the EU in 2004 hasn’t brought the economic benefits that the Polish people expected. The unemployment rate is high, so a lot of Poles try to find prosperity in other countries. ECM notices in these turbulent times a renewed interest in the gospel. Through church planting and the project ‘Permanent Hope’ ECM wants to use this opportunity to draw attention to the gospel in new and refreshing ways.
(European Christian Mission - November 2014)
Transforming prison ministry: Praise God for the ongoing work of the Rock of Ages project, celebrating 20 years of service to God by taking the gospel message into the prisons of Romania. Pray for the ongoing work as the ministry continues and for the prisoners who lives are being daily transformed.
(Transform Europe Now - November 2014)