St Mary’s Mission Partners

At St Mary’s we support a number of individuals and projects looking to share the life-changing love of Jesus with others, both in the UK and abroad.


OPEN DOORS

St Mary’s partners with the charity Open Doors to support and serve persecuted Christians who are living out their faith in countries where to do so can be dangerous, illegal or life threatening. In over 50 countries, Open Doors is supplying Bibles, training church leaders, delivering Bible-based literacy programmes and supporting Christians who suffer for their faith. In the UK and Ireland Open Doors works to raise awareness of global persecution, mobilising prayer, support and action among Christians. Open Doors' core belief is that trust in God’s faithfulness is central to having the courage to persevere as a persecuted Christian – and it’s central to our work as we serve them. Open Doors provide some great resources which you can pick up from the back of church. 

Latest news:

For the latest news visit https://www.opendoorsuk.org/news/stories

What can I pray for?

Pray for protection for Christians in India as anti-conversion laws become tougher.

You can also sign up online for their prayer diary and other updates here: http://opendoorsuk.org/pray/


ROSSINGTONS

Africa Inland Mission (AIM) is a Christian mission sending agency with a heart for Africa’s peoples. Their desire is to see the worship of Jesus Christ spread across the continent of Africa – through individual lives fully committed to him, and collectively through Christ-centered church communities. With over 1000 African people groups who have yet to hear the good news of Jesus Christ, the task is far from finished.

Recent stories:

At the end of July the Rossington family will be returning to the UK. Bruce will continue working as a Translation Consultant and as the Chair of the AIM Board, focussing on unreached groups amongst the African diaspora in Europe and also supporting a group of colleagues to do similar work in Africa itself. Jan is hopeful that she'll be able to use her language skills and her teaching experience to work as an English language teacher with African and Middle Eastern people who’ve migrated to the UK.

What can I pray for?

Pray for the whole family as they make some big changes this year.

You can get to know more about AIM by visiting  https://aimint.org/



GREAT LAKES OUTREACH

GLO works with visionary local leaders to transform Burundi through education, sport, business, healthcare and more, bringing hope to thousands of the most vulnerable. They identify, equip and empower the best local leaders for the transformation of the nation. GLO has identified a network of exceptional Christian leaders in Burundi now representing over ten projects, helping these partners to develop, enabling them to build their increasing self-sufficiency.

Founder Simon Guillebaud's reaction when he received our gift this year:

"Yeeeeehaaaaaah!!!

THANKS SO MUCH! that’s just wonderful. We’re on good form here in Bath and the troops in Burundi are firing on all cylinders!

Do pass on my thanks to all involved in the decision."

What can I pray for?

For protection and wisdom for Onesphore and Grace running the GLO Burundi office . For the whole network of leaders and partner projects working to transform the nation. 

You can get to know more about GLO by visiting  https://www.greatlakesoutreach.org/index.php


 

What's happening soon?

Minis Wed 17th Apr The Parish Rooms More info
Thursday Worship Thu 18th Apr St Mary's Church, Chipping Norton More info
BCP Holy Communion Sun 21st Apr St Mary's Church, Chipping Norton More info