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GBM’s Annual Mission Day is this Saturday! Join us at Friends House, opposite Euston station in London for one of the biggest world mission events in the UK. We have a very full day planned, packed with new things to share and enjoy. We will be hearing presentations from missionaries from the Philippines, Central Asia, Poland, France and Brazil, as well as those who work in radio and literature, and those who reach the Asian community in the UK. Full details of the programme can be found here.

Because we are a gathering of churches, a vital part of the day is GBM’s Annual General Meeting where the member churches make decisions affecting the course of the work in the coming year. IN the 800 or so people who come, church delegates are the minority, so there are three missionary presentations run parallel to this at 11:00am, and presentations continue every hour from 11:00am through to 3:00pm.

We are delighted to introduce a new missionary, Keith Charlton from Limes Avenue Baptist Church, Aylesbury, who is a UFM missionary working in partnership with GBM. Keith will be joining the ministry of OneHundredFold, a media ministry that provides resources for Christians around the world through digital platforms such as mobile phones.  

The multimedia presentation ‘Here am I - send me’ takes place at 3:00pm in The Light (the main hall). Several missionaries will be taking part, and Graham and Sally Jones and Sarah Clay will be joining us via video. We will also be hearing from pastors of three sending churches.

In our final worship and ministry session at 4.45pm, we will hear from Ian Flanders about a new book he has written about African Traditional Religion and the gospel, and from James Hammond about a Christian response to the terror attacks in France over the last year. We also look forward to ministry from Luke Jenner, pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Halifax.

Children have their own Mission Club in the afternoon, because we want them to feel a part of today and to understand something about mission at an early age. This is being run by Tirzah Jones of Day One Youth Ministries.

We are also joined on the day by many mission partner organisations, of which it is Latin Link’s turn to give a presentation. All of them will have stands in the exhibition area. Grace Publications Trust will be selling copies of the newly published and long awaited Vol. 4 of Nick Needham’s 2000 years of Christ’s Power.

There are good facilities for lunch, including sandwiches and drinks for sale in the Waldo Williams room next to the courtyard. The café at the front corner of Friends House is open throughout the day, and the basement restaurant is open at lunchtime as well. If you are coming by tube, do check the TFL website beforehand.