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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.
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)
New resources for those with visual impairment: Torch sends accessible Christian resources to people with vision impairment in 100 countries. The aim is to ensure that people who are blind or partially sighted have equality of access to Christian resources, fellowship and pastoral care, and equal opportunity to serve and grow in their faith, including as leaders. Pray for Torch partner, Pastor Tibor Miklós in Hungary, who is bringing his own testimony and personal experience of sight loss to engage churches in reaching out to people with visual impairment.
(Torch Trust for the Blind - November 2014)
Light in the darkness: Eight tiny Ugandan towns have come alive at night thanks to a solar power project carried out by BMS World Mission team, turning the church into a place to socialise, study, relax and, of course, learn about God. Attendance and outreach in these solar panelled churches has grown by an average of about 88% in the last year and new friends include Catholics, Anglicans, Jehovah’s Witnesses and those of other or no faiths. Many go to charge their phones or study and while there they are introduced to Jesus Christ.
(BMS World Mission - November 2014)
New Iranian Bible: The recently launched New Millennium Version of the Bible has been eagerly anticipated by the Iranian church ever since Elam began the translation work in 1995. Prior to the publication of the new translation, Persian Christians have been reading the Old Testament in the old standard version that is over 100 years old and uses obscure, archaic words and phrases, which render the text difficult to comprehend. Praise the Lord the Iranian believers now have an easily comprehensible, accurate and beautiful translation of the full Bible. We believe it will strengthen the rapidly growing Iranian church for generations to come. Pray for the distribution of this translation.
(Elam Ministries - November 2014)