Mission Partners

We aim to be outward looking, both to the local community and to the worldwide church. We have strong ties with several Missionary organisations. 

Stuart and Laxmi in Nepal

Our newest link is with Stuart and Laxmi Whitby. Stuart, a member of our church family, felt called to work in Nepal for many years. Now married to Laxmi, he lives in Kathmandu and they serve with Interserve.

Adults and children are sold into slavery both within Nepal, and abroad. Stuart and Laxmi can give women at risk a means to set up their own micro-businesses so they can support themselves and their families. First, they
will be working in partnership with their Nepali church, to reach out to women who are at risk of trafficking and provide them with training so they can make their own goods for sale. Laxmi has learnt how to crochet, and this has enabled her to make a number of different garments, including hats, scarves, snoods and cowls.

She has also learnt how to make mats and bags. Laxmi will teach these skills to ladies identified by our church, initially providing all the materials. Once they are competent, they will be lent money from profits made in the shop. The loan will only be repaid when they have made enough money to support themselves. Goods will be sold initially either at Fresh Look Design (www.freshlookdesign.biz), or on church premises which is open every day. 

Diocese of Aru in Congo

 Through Bishop Ande Titre, who we got to know when he studied in Birmingham. As well as praying regularly for them, we have helped finance the building of a church school and library, and funded humanitarian work.

 Anglican Church in Malawi

Several of our members have visited, and have links with Medic Malawi which supports a hospital, schools and clinic in a very rural part of Malawi.

 

 

 IcFEM

An indigenous mission and development organisation in western Kenya. We established links through former curate Rev Sheri Gidney. A number of our members have visited and continue to support and raise funds for it.

The Walker family in South Africa

We are also linked with the Walker family in South Africa. Alex works with Reach Beyond, involved in Christian broadcasting partnerships with local believers and churches in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 


John and Rachel in the Middle East

John and Rachel are our Church Mission Society partners working in the Middle East involved in translation and teaching.

The Fletcher family in Bangkok

The Fletcher family live and work in the slum community of Klong Toey, Bangkok. They are part of an Urban Neighbours of Hope team, seeking to live and show the love of Jesus to those around them.  

 




More locally, we support financially and practically the work of Friends International among overseas students in Birmingham universities, and also the work of the Church Army and the Children’s Society.


We take part in the annual Shoe Box appeal, a great feat of organisation and effort. Many members buy or make gifts for needy children in Eastern Europe and Africa.   

 

 

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