As a church, we are committed to supporting both local mission and global mission. We support a number of individuals and organisations in the missional work they do.
Rachel Wilson has been a missionary in Albania since 1993 and in 2000 she founded Spark Ministries to reach out to Albanian children. Her vision is to pioneer children’s evangelistic projects, release Albanian nationals into children’s ministry and to resource the Albanian church to minister to children.
Rachel and her team run annual evangelistic summer camps reaching many children with the gospel message, they have also pioneered a project which partners with local churches in Albania to engage in evangelistic children’s ministry, training them and supporting them over twelve weeks to set up their own sustainable outreach program to children.
You can find out more at the Spark Ministries website – www.sparkministries.org.
Ian and Sarah Hodgson
Ian and Sarah Hodgson and their family are working in South East Asia supporting the work of bible translation among un-reached, bible-less people groups and supporting communities with literacy education. Having the Word of God in our own native language is something which we can so easily take for granted, so we as a church are really excited to support work going on to bring this precious gift to those who don’t have access to it.
Compassion UK is an incredible organisation which aims to release children around the world from poverty by facilitating a great sponsorship program.
Through the sponsorship program Compassion runs projects all over the world, providing children with Bible studies, retreats, medical check-ups, nutritious food and drinks, outdoor activities, school fees and academic support, life skills training and handicraft courses. Many people in our congregation have sponsored children from a project based in Indonesia.
You can find out more about the work of Compassion UK, or even sponsor a child yourself, at their website – www.compassionuk.org.
More locally we support our local Food Bank by donating food to help those in need in our community, we also support Retford Street Pastors, a team of local church volunteers, including a number from our own church, who are there to care for, listen and help those who are out on the streets at the weekend, late at night or early in the morning.
For more information on these projects please visit: