Our Mission Partners

As a church we commit to giving at least 10% of church giving to mission activities in the UK and overseas. A sub-committee of the PCC oversees this giving each year.

Our current mission partners for 2021 are below, do look at their websites for the most up to date information.

Our mission partners

A Rocha UK 

A Rocha engages with communities in nature conservation, to think about their use of the environment & develop practical ways to care for people & the planet. They respond to the global crisis of biodiversity loss by carrying out community-based conservation projects.
St Paul’s is part of the Eco Church inniciative run by A Rocha and has the Bronze Eco Church Award.

Website: arocha.org.uk

What to pray for:
– thanks for the growing Wild Christian community encouraging individuals and families to take action in their own homes to help protect the environment
– thanks for the Eco-church programme which grew by a third over the last year to 3,100 churches
– wisdom for ourselves to know what steps we need to take into to protect our planet

Christians Against Poverty (New Malden & Kingston)

CAP started in 1996 in Bradford. They are passionate about lifting people out of debt & poverty and do this through their debt help service, money management & life skills courses. The New Malden & Kingston Debt Centre helps those in our local area.

Website: sjnm.org/ christiansagainstpovertydebtcentre.htm or capuk.org

Link to an interview with local CAP debt coach on Radio Jackie

What to pray for:
– thanks for the recruitment of a new debt coach, Helen Dennis-Smith
– for the recruitment of more befrienders and debt coaches
– for staff as they resume client home visits rather than online appointments

Christian Solidarity Worldwide

CSW works in over 20 countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East & Latin America, defending everyone’s right to freedom of religion or belief. They are a Christian organisation working through advocacy & human rights, in the pursuit of justice.

Website: csw.org.uk

What to pray for:
– for people around the world who are persecuted because of their faith
– for the work of CSW in advocating for the vulnerable and challenging world leaders to fulfil their duty to protect religious freedom
– that many people will download their prayer diary and join in praying for their persecuted sisters and brothers around the world

Hope Health Action

HHA bring the love of Christ and life-saving health and disability care to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, especially in north Haiti, but now also in South Sudan. They also seek to change attitudes to the disabled and the poor.

Website: hopehealthaction.org

What to pray for:
– Covid ward has had to reopen because of rapid increase in cases with increased costs of £2800 a month
– thanks for new wheelchair distribution centre and new transport for the Maison de Benediction
– for the “Free from Hunger” project in Uganda seeking to raise £10k for food security, disability care and agricultural support
– for the Refugee Education project supporting schools in Uganda and South Sudan

Insight

Insight has been sharing the good news of Jesus in local primary and secondary schools since 1988. They have a small employed team and many volunteers, taking lessons, leading assemblies, and running Bible clubs like Lighthouse at St Paul’s School.

Website: insightinkingston.com

What to pray for:
– for the recruitment of two new primary school workers, one in Kingston and one in Richmond
– for the reconnecting of relationships with teachers after lockdown and new opportunities too

Kingston Churches’ Action on Homelessness

KCAH support single people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. They offer advice, emergency food, clothing, toiletries, & temporary accommodation; and provide lasting solutions to restore self-esteem & confidence, helping people out of homelessness.

Website: kcah.org.uk

What to pray for:
– for all the residents and staff at the Joel Centre during this “settling in” period
– for the right combination of people at Joel wo want to make steps towards positive change – for a strong sense of community and support
– for sufficient funding to make Joel a sustainable project

The Lunchbowl Network

Lunchbowl offers practical help to orphans & vulnerable children in Kibera, Nairobi—aiming to raise these children out of poverty through nutrition & education. They provide education, fund a dinner programme & food for a rugby academy, & run a child sponsorship programme.

Website: lunchbowl.org

What to pray for:
– for feepaying Kenyans to support the school in order to contribute funds to the Kibera slum children
– for unity amongst staff, and an atmosphere of peace and kindness for the children
– for the unit caring for deaf children who are often overlooked
– for Sally, the founder, unable to travel to Kenya as it’s on the red list, whilst her husband is out there

Middle East Media

MEM uses creative media in strategic ways to reach Middle Eastern people with the Gospel. Over the years, their documentaries, dramas, animations and short videos have featured on virtually all the mainstream TV stations across the region. They also serve the vulnerable and train believers from a Muslim background in media, enabling them to bring Jesus’ love to their own communities.

Website: mem.org/memuk

What to pray for:
– for Muslim converts to Christianity – that they will not be persecuted but will remain strong in their faith
– for the three interns who are being trained in discipling and mentoring as well as media – for their safety and mental health after all three have been threatened by their families
– for wisdom, clarity and unity as to their international rebranding process
– for their North Africa team operating with a high level of caution after the government intercepted their emails – for one particular project of recording a few chapters of the Bible into a Libyan dialect which has not been done before

Oxygen

Oxygen supports young people in and around Kingston who are struggling to discover identity, skills and purpose, seeking to show these young people that they are valued, loved and supported. They also oversee Kingston Street Pastors.

Website: oxygen-online.org

What to pray for:
– for the reopening of the Oxygen shop – that enough volunteers will be available to run it
– for the engagement of young people online through a secure Oxygen social media account

 

Paul & Helen Hutchinson & WEC

Paul & Helen lead WEC’s cross-cultural work in the UK, overseeing various teams who share the love of Jesus with people from non British backgrounds, including people who settled here decades ago & new immigrants, asylum seekers & refugees.

Website: wec-uk.org

What to pray for:
– for efforts to resurrect the hostel Farsi group with face-to-face meetings at home restarting – that more people will come rather than going to the Christadelphians
– for increased numbers in the online Tuesday and Firday night meetings
– for Mh who has cancer and has to go to Turkey for surgery – for his healing and his young family
– for Binay’s (their son-in-law) family in Nepal as a number of Nepali pastors have died of Covid as they provide pastoral support

Sam & Abbie Baguma & Mission Aviation Fellowship

Sam is head of MAF’s operations in Uganda, where MAF planes fly aircraft to inaccessible areas to reach out to people in need, to support water and medical projects, mission outreach, Bible translation and development initiatives.

Website: maf-uganda.org

What to pray for:
– the covid situation is worsening in Uganda, all schools have been shut and there are very few vaccines available
– that MAF flights will be able to continue despite the new restrictions
– for Sam’s work with the Disaster Response team in Goma, DRC, following the volcanic eruption that has displaced over 250,000 people
– for local missionaries, Ambrose and Esther, from Sam and Abby’s church working with an unreached people in the Karamoja area

Tearfund

Tearfund is a Christian charity working to alleviate poverty and transform and empower communities around the world, in partnership with local churches. And they respond to disasters. Some of our church members, including Grace Gardner, Sarah Jarvis and Vicky Rolfe work for Tearfund.

Website: tearfund.org

What to pray for:
– for their teams around the world working to share God’s love and end extreme poverty through practical action
– for their Reboot Campaign, seeking a breakthrough in the climate crisis through prayer and action
– for their emergency appeal for the Democratic Republic of Congo

Voices of Hope

Voices of Hope help to restore and rebuild hope in individuals facing the harshest of life’s battles. They improve physical and mental health through community-based projects including various choirs, the Sisterhood Sanctuary, Kingston Food Hub and Brite Box.

Website: voh.org.uk

What to pray for:
– thanks for the extension of the Brite Box project to Southwark
– for the Active Breathing Course for those suffering after Covid and thanks for funding to run courses throughout the UK
– for a new project, 3D, running youth cooking courses, with food being given to the Joel Centre
– for more volunteers for the Good Food Co-op