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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: The Philippines
A small group of churches in the Philippines is determined to be part of the Great Commission; whatever it takes - 5mins 45secs
Prayercast
A series of short videos to help pray for different countries around the world
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
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
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

The 2013-14 student team reflect on their year at Riverside Performing Arts
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’.
Hannah James reflects on a life-changing year in Kolkata with BMS
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

Central African Republic
From Practical to Spiritual: After the destructive years of  the civil war in the Central African Republic infrastructure is worse than ever. In order for Bible translation work to move forwards some mundane needs have to be met. We need city power to charge up computer batteries; the back-up generator at the office to work; for training of translators despite the limitations and for no deaths or major illnesses. Please cover these in prayer as we seek to get the word out to those in the Central African Republic. (Wycliffe Bible Translators - November 2016)
Peru
Impoverished Peru: Over a quarter of the population in the highlands of Peru face poverty, chronic malnutrition and diminishing crop yields due to climate change. Pray for the church, which is also affected by these issues, to be and share the ‘good news’ in the face of these challenges. Pray for the numerous rural Quechua churches, that the diverse biblical training initiatives in the region can prosper, that new leaders can be effectively discipled, that churches can move out from legalism and be renewed by the Spirit.  (Latin Link - November 2016)
United Kingdom
Friendship Without Vision: Please pray for people living with sight loss across the UK, particularly those who feel alone, left out, or no longer able to take part in things they used to enjoy. Pray that the network of support for people in these situations will continue to grow wider and stronger, reaching more and more people. Often what people need most is companionship, friendship and adequate provision of tools that will enable them to participate fully in all areas of life. Pray that through such friendships and partnerships people will discover Christian faith and lead fulfilling Christian lives. (Torch Trust for the Blind - November 2016)
Ecuador
Flying for Fun in Ecuador: A new Kodiak aircraft is flying for fun in Ecuador! Perfectly adapted for jungle flying the aircraft recently transported 200 children supported by Compassion to a camp. ‘It was so much fun to fly the kids in the Kodiak for the first time’ writes Pilot Chad Irwin who made several trips back and forth. ‘In some cases it was the first time, we had even landed in their community!’ Give thanks that our aircraft can bring fun and encouragement as well as hope and healing to remote communities! Pray for the young lives touched by youth camps in Ecuador and other countries. That each and every child would come to know Christ as their Saviour and grow in their faith. (MAF International - November 2016)