John and Gillian Robinson.
John and Gillian 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 to help poor communities in Bangkok. John and Gillian run children and teenager groups as well as a food bank and in all this work they pray for people and tell them about God. A number of teenagers have become Christians.
The Place of Grace now has a UK based charity, which is separate from the Robinsons who are supported through Crosslinks.
For a little insight into life at The Place of Grace watch this video
More information is available from the following websites
Crosslinks website: www.crosslinks.org
The Place of Grace website: www.placeofgracebkk.com
The Robinson's family website: www.tearstoyoureyes.com
Or you can speak to someone in Julie Wilman's Life Group - NEW.
Heather and Ty Le
Heather was born and raised in rural Suffolk, UK and had limited exposure to other cultures until she went to university. After being invited to serve at a missions conference in Thailand in 2014, she started to spend more time learning about global mission, particularly OMF’s work serving the people of East Asia. Heather has been working remotely for OMF’s International Media & Communications team since 2016 using her background in website management and digital marketing.
Ty grew up in Seattle, USA after his family emigrated from Vietnam when he was 4 years old. He has worked as a Software Developer in the US, Singapore, and Australia. His interest in missions developed while taking the Perspectives course in 2019. In 2020 he started working for a missional business in Cambodia that develops software for mission organisations. While living in Cambodia, Ty had the opportunity to get involved with a range of missions ministries including a Vietnamese church.
After meeting in Cambodia, Heather & Ty were married in November 2020. They continue to serve with their two organisations and are currently discerning what God has planned for their future together. Since getting married they have started a joint quarterly prayer letter. If you'd like to receive these updates, please sign up here: http://eepurl.com/hu83D5
David and Manuela Pawson
David and Manuela also worshipped at St John’s before leaving us in January 2020 to undertake long-term missionary work in Japan, supporting the local church. They are working with OMF in Japan and are now in their second year studying Japanese language and culture.