Mission



REFUGEE CRISIS
 
 

As a church we have sent out from our congregation and continue to support the following people:


Michael & Teija Greed
, living in Finland, working in the Russian Federation

Michael recently accepted a new role in communications in SIL Eurasia Area and will be facing new challenges, whilst at the same time completing his coursework for his MA in Intercultural Leadership at Redcliffe College, Gloucester, via distance learning. His new role with SIL will begin once his current assignment as communications officer for the Bolshoi Service Group has come to an end.

Teija is part of two translation teams in Russia. In one the Bible is nearing completion; in the other the NT has just been published. Teija recently participated in a workshop for the new Bible story project in Siberia, and she hopes to be able to continue to serve with this project in the future. She also functions as a consultant, assisting other translation projects, whilst working on her PhD dissertation.

http://wycliffe.org.uk/
http://www.sil.org/

 
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RBC also supports other short and long-term missions, both within the UK and abroad in other countries. Our prayers are with those who are absent from RBC whilst following God's call to missonary work.

Rosy May, recently returned from serving in Lusaka, Zambia for 11 months

Rosy has been involved with various activities whilst in Zambia, including office support and mentoring. She was also involved with one of the local churches in a discipling role. The trip was made with the support of SIM.

http://www.sim.co.uk



 

Abigail Newland, recently returned from Delhi after 6 months

As part of her gap year, Abby has been serving in Delhi with a BMS Action Team; a Christian gap year programme to serve God around the world. One month's training, six months overseas and two months UK mission tour visiting eight different churches around the UK to share their overseas experiences and supporting church ministries.

Abby has been involved with teaching children and women, organising craft activities, helping children to understand more about the environment and 'going green', leading Sunday School and much, much more!

BMS World Mission has been involved in India for many years and is linked with a number of long-standing partners, including the Baptist Church of Mizoram, the Baptist Union of North India and the Bengal Baptist Union.
BMS supports around 30 partner workers in the Big Life church planting ministry and also regularly sends Action Teams to Kolkata and Delhi as well as Ministers’ Teams to help with outreach projects. In recent years there has been a rapid growth of Indian cross-cultural outreach agencies and 44,000 national missionaries have been trained in church planting and evangelism.

Jan Collcutt, spent many years at Le Mans Baptist Church, France where she was a Pastoral Assistant, supported by European Christian Mission, ECM

Her role included pastoral visits, preaching and leading Bible Studies and other meetings.

http://www.ecmi.org/

http://www.ecmbritain.org/
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Recently returned from a mission trip abroad, Helena shares with us her experience:

As part of her gap year, Helena spent six months in northern Peru, in a city called Cajamarca, working with Tearfund partner Warmis with a team of 6 other volunteers.
Warmis’ name originates from the Quechua (indigenous language of Peru) word for ‘woman’, as the charity’s main focus is on women and children, and on their educational, spiritual and physical needs. The main work Helena was involved with was teaching English in village primary schools and local churches, as well as running youth and children’s work in two churches. The team also assisted with the weekly workshops and groups for women and children, which run in the four village communities that Warmis is currently involved in, as well as helping to put on various training and community events for the churches of the city of Cajamarca. 
Warmis is sent thousands of Samaritans Purse shoeboxes each year to distribute across the region, so the team were very involved in distributing the boxes to children at events put on by churches all around the area; in the city and out in the country too. 

For more information on Warmis and the work they do: http://www.tearfund.org/en/give/see_for_yourself/latin_america/more_about_cajamarca/