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It is our privilege to partner with friends overseas and share in their ministry through regular updates, prayer and giving.

Our international mission support is funded by 10% of giving by the congregation. In doing so we are inspired by Scriptures such as Amos 5:24 “let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!”, Galatians 2:10 “All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along” and Hebrews 13:3 “Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are ill-treated as if you yourselves were suffering.” We contribute to four international charities:

Our contribution to Open Doors responds to the fact that over 260 million Christians are persecuted worldwide. They follow Jesus, no matter the cost. Open Doors works in over 60 countries, supplying Bibles, training church leaders, providing practical support and emergency relief, 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.

Project Moz is a registered charity that financially supports work being carried out in Mozambique, principally the care of orphaned children and the running of community projects. These projects include supporting business ventures, care and education for street children, providing food and medicine to families in need and AIDS awareness education for adults.

Gambian Projects Overseas aims to advance the education of pupils in Gambia by building and maintaining educational facilities, providing educational resources and supporting the training of teachers. In that context, the charity seeks to work and walk alongside our Gambian friends, assisting and enabling them to increase their knowledge and skills in order to move forward in their own chosen pathway.

World in Need are involved in practical mission across the world. We are delighted to support various projects of theirs and develop links with them. They are a UK charity with headquarters locally (Crowborough).

Finally we support the Barrell family in Mozambique through BMS World Mission. Many women in that country face difficult circumstances from being forced into prostitution as teenagers, caring for severely disabled children with no support or having to negotiate their own disability with no carers, Gathering such ladies together, Susanna teaches them to sew and thereby support themselves. Meanwhile Mark helps volunteer lawyers to stand up for the poor. He leads the Association of Mozambican Christian Lawyers (AMAC) which provides to provide legal education, advice and representation, enabling volunteer lawyers to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, such as abused women, teenage girls unaware of their rights, and educating a deaf community on laws they’ve never been able to hear.