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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
Tears of the Saints
Promoting mission to unreached people around the world, with a particular focus on Asia - 6mins 33secs
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
Secret Children
Highlighting the plight of children in countries where Christians are persecuted - 5mins 56secs
Lost
Unapproachable, untouched, untouchable, disconnected. These are all words and descriptions given for yet another word: Unreached - 5mins 22secs

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’.
Hannah James reflects on a life-changing year in Kolkata with BMS
The 2013-14 student team reflect on their year at Riverside Performing Arts
Article by Jeff Fountain for Lausanne Movement.

Latest prayer points

Iran
Iranian tourists: During the summer months 35,000 New Testaments were distributed to Iranian tourists in one city alone. Hassan was travelling outside Iran, when somebody gave him a Persian New Testament and he took it gladly. In his own city, which is very religious, he had had no idea how to get hold of a New Testament. Now he has one, and he is reading it back in Iran. At the end of the New Testament is a prayer of repentance for those who want to ask Jesus Christ into their lives. Many pray that prayer, and then tell their families in Iran about the Saviour. Pray for huge ongoing impact from these evangelism efforts. Pray for more Iranian Christians to bravely distribute Persian New Testaments and for them to be widely read.  (Elam Ministries - January 2016)
Spain
The Basque people have been resistant: The Basque region stretches through northern Spain, across the Pyrenees and into France. An ancient people, the Basques have a highly distinctive culture and a unique language: Euskera. The Basques are proud of their culture and heritage, and fiercely independent. Despite a tradition of Catholicism, Basques are often antagonistic towards the church. Young people, in particular, resent the Catholic church, and the great majority are either atheists or drawn towards New Age thinking. Pray for a Spirit-inspired breakthrough among the Basques; that Jesus might be encountered in a powerful new way. Pray for more workers who will be ready to serve and show the humility and love of Jesus to a proud and hurting people. (WEC International - January 2016)
Lebanon
Women migrant workers: Steph works among women migrant workers. She has been distributing audio players through the concierges (who know exactly what’s going on behind closed doors) and it’s been going amazingly well. Recently she gave out twenty in two hours! Pray that the Madames will not prevent the maids from listening and that the MP3 players with Scripture and gospel music would be life-changing.  (MECO UK and Ireland - January 2016)
Cyprus
Oasis Refugee Centre: Pray for the Oasis Refugee Centre as they reach out to displaced people and they need to find more dedicated volunteers to keep the work going. Also pray for the volunteer ladies who meet to share in a course called Shine. The project needs to relocate and the team is still searching for appropriate premises. (MECO UK and Ireland - January 2016)