21st May: St John's Mission Sunday
We will displaying exhibits of many of the missions we support at St John’s during informal morning services. Coffee will be available prior to the 11am service so that you can mingle round the displays with your intake of caffeine! Local writer Jenny Taylor, recently of Lapido Media
, tells how she caught the bug.
St John's Overseas Mission Partners
Both Compassion and the Robinsons are asking St Johns for a list of children we, as individuals, are supporting. Would you please talk to Diana Ray-Mathur or Kat McDonald respectively as this would greatly help them and thence you to pray!
Change a Nation
Change a Nation is an initiative set up by Tear Fund and New Wine. Change a Nation goes alongside a local church to ascertain how the church can improve the local society. Training is given, local lives are enriched, and people come to faith. St John’s has recently partnered with Busabi church in Uganda. This forms part of our Tear Fund portfolio as we also give funds in response to Tear Fund's international appeals. The photo at the top of the page shows the Busabi Church's banana plantation.
To find out more please visit the Change a Nation website or contact Sue Simpson, our the link person for Tear Fund.
CPAS enables churches to help every person hear and discover the good news of Jesus Christ, by equipping churches for evangelism through developing effective leadership.
For example, CPAS runs:
Ventures- Many of the young people go on their Broads Cruise each Easter.
Growing Leaders course- St John's runs this course and several of the church's members have participated. Find out more on the Growing Leaders page.
Our link person for CPAS is Graham Oliver.
John and Gillian Robinson left the UK with their family for Bangkok in 2009 to work with the underprivileged, especially those in prisons. They subsequently opened the Place of Grace where they help very poor children. The Place of Grace now has a UK based charity, which is separate from the Robinsons who are supported through Crosslinks.
For more information visit the following websites or speak to the link person for Crosslinks.
Crosslinks website: www.crosslinks.org
The Place of Grace website: www.placeofgracebangkok.org
The Robinson's family website: www.tearstoyoureyes.com
Our link person for the Robinsons is Kat McDonald.
Cry in the Dark
Cry in the Dark provide care for orphans and sick children in Romania through the Castle Lummia care home, Hospice Castle Albert and Project Hope in the community. Our Revival Youth group have been serving Cry in the Dark in Romania for several years. You can read about their most recent trip to Romania on their Romania Mission Trip page.
To find out more visit the Cry in the Dark website or speak to the link person for Cry in the Dark.
We are now supporting a new missionary family who moved to Jerusalem in September 2015. He comes from the Woodbridge area and is now a priest working for peace and reconciliation among the peoples in the Middle East.
For more information speak to our link person Sandra Watson.
Pawson are working towards going to Japan with OMF
in 2020. Heather Cox has recently completed a four month stint with Serve Asia
in Japan working with multi-media. Heather is now using her skills working for OMF at their HQ in the UK for a year. Watch this space for more details. Also see Praying for Japan
St John's Local Mission Partners
Two of WMAG's mission partners, Just42 & Hope into Action, are based in the local area and receive significant input from St John's church members. You can find out more about them both on the Local Community page.
Our link person for these is Mike Simpson.