Phil and Carolyn began serving in West Africa in 2013. The region was relatively stable at the time, with good inter-communal relationships making it safe for local Christians and Western missionaries to live and work there. Tragically, the security situation has now deteriorated, bringing many changes to life and ministry.
P and S live and serve in a Central Asian republic, where they lead the student movement in the country. After four lean and difficult years, the last academic year has been exceptional in the amount of fruit they have seen. P writes to share these encouragements.
A and S serve in Serbia, where they have been planting a church for several years. What is life like in a small but growing church plant? And how does that affect family life with three young children? A describes her typical week.
In 2009 Andrzej and Monika Kempczyński were sent by Grace Baptist Chapel in Tottenham to plant a church in their native Poland. They continue serving faithfully in this ministry in Legionowo, a large town about 23km north of Warsaw. Andrzej reports on how God has been at work among them, despite the impact of coronavirus.
Graham and Sally Jones work in Western Kenya, partnering with local churches to train and mentor their pastors. Caleb is one of the pastors they seek to help.
‘This is Caleb,’ said Pastor Daniel.
Jim Sayers made a field visit to Arequipa, Peru, in March, to visit our workers. Ronny and Rocio Tipismana now lead the church in Simon Bolivar, which is growing fast. Here Jim gives his reflections on what is happening in the church.
James Hammond has served in Bordeaux for four years, focussed mainly on ministry to students through GBU (Groupes Bibliques Universitaires). He has also been involved in Bordeaux Church, an international church in Central Bordeaux. Now he has joined the leadership of a new French church-plant in the centre of the city, Eglise Bordeaux Chartrons.
How does your church organize their giving? We were contacted recently by one church pastor, David Campbell, who told how his church in Preston had come up with a simple but different idea to share the load of funding world mission. Here is his story:
At the AGM of North Preston Evangelical Church in November 2017 I reported on the financial difficulties then facing Grace Baptist Mission.
Joe Grimwood served as an Envision Internship with GBM in 2018, based some of the year at Mission Centre in Abingdon, and spending significant time on placements in other parts of the world. Having served on the Latvia team in September, from November to February he went to Manila to work alongside Brian and Necy Ellis and Cubao Reformed Baptist Church. Here he reflects on his time working among the urban poor.