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. What a blessing to hear the Robinsons' on 24th June 2018!
For more information visit the following websites or speak to someone in Julie Wilman's Life Group - NEW.
Crosslinks website: www.crosslinks.org
The Place of Grace website: www.placeofgracebangkok.org
The Robinson's family website: www.tearstoyoureyes.com
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. They have just returned from Romania their August 2017 visit. See the Romania Mission Trips page.
To find out more visit the Cry in the Dark website or speak to the link person for Cry in the Dark.
After three years in Jerusalem David & Sara and their three children, Rex, Xar & Artie, returned to the UK in May prior to moving to the benefice of Matlaske in Norfolk later this year. It was good to hear about their work on Mission Sunday 20th May.
Pawson are working towards going to Japan
in 2020. In 2016 Heather Cox worked with Serve Asia
in Japan using her multi-media skills. Heather is now continuing to work for OMF at their HQ in the UK.
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.