As a church we are committed to make and mature disciples of Jesus Christ for the glory of God (Matthew 28:19-20). As part of that we support gospel work at home and abroad.
We want to encourage individual members of the Church family to see themselves as active supporters of missionaries and to involve themselves through prayer, communication and other practical means. To enable this we have a Mission Group who:
- promote communication with the church family as widely as possible
- play a part in developing and maintaining support for present and future missionary work
Below is a list of the people and organisations we are currently supporting. Copies of their prayer letters are available in church on Sunday. We are all called to serve in mission either as a goer or a sender. We can get involved by praying for those we support, keeping in touch, funding the work and participating in mission.
Sarah works with OMF in Asia. OMF International is a Christian mission that serves the church and brings the gospel to some 12 countries in East Asia and has a pioneering ministry in others. We provide Christians with opportunities to share the love of Christ with East Asians worldwide. We also support Tim Jenkins, Area Mobiliser for this organisation.
The UCCF staff worker Emily Paterson at Anglia Ruskin University Christian Union and at University of East Anglia Christian Union. UCCF is a family of students, staff, and supporters. Christian Unions are mission teams operating in universities and colleges, supported by the local church, and resourced by UCCF staff. This family exists to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in the student world.
The Barnabas Fund sends financial support to projects that help Christians who suffer discrimination, oppression and persecution as a consequence of their faith. The projects aim to strengthen Christian individuals, churches and their communities by providing material and spiritual support in response to needs identified by local Christian leaders. Please pick up their magazine and prayer news at church.
BroadGrace is a church that began in May 2010. We exist to serve the people of Broadlands and North Norfolk. We meet most Sundays in Hoveton, occasionally in Coltishall or North Walsham and would love to see people from those places and the villages and towns roundabout coming together to get to know and follow Jesus. In time we would love to see more churches started so that the villages and towns of North Norfolk have relaxed, welcoming, Jesus-centred communities in them to follow Jesus together and introduce others to him.
John Huntingdon’s Charity is a Sawston based charity providing advice and help with benefits, debt and housing issues. They give grants to individuals and groups that work in our community and can provide temporary housing for those in our community with the most need. You can help directly by donating food at Budgens, or volunteering.
We are supporting Mark & Barbara Phippen from CCSC, who are working in Nairobi, Kenya, with Africa Inland Mission, initially for 2 years from January 2014. Mark will be working at the Tumaini Counselling Centre, which offers psychological and psychiatric care to missionaries. Barbara is teaching English.
The Besom is a Christian charity that provides a bridge between those who want to give time, money, things or skills and those who are in need in the community. It ensures that what is given is used effectively. The service it provides is free. The local branch of the Besom in Cambridge works predominantly with recipients referred to us through social services. Giving includes gardening and decorating projects, baby bundles, bedding starter packs, children’s clothes, Christmas hampers, and quality second hand furniture.
To find out more about The Besom in Cambridge and how to get involved, please visit our website at www.thebesomincambridge.org