Mission Matters

St. Mark’s global connections
All one in Christ Jesus

St Mark’s partnership with Burundi started in the 1970’s with a commitment to pray for the Church and the country.

We continue that link today in various ways but particularly through our support of two parishes, St. Mark’s, Ngagara in Bujumbura (top picture) and St. Mark’s, Gahosha in Makamba (bottom picture).

Annually we have Burundi Sunday when we connect with one of those parishes and support a project of their choosing.

You can find out more at www.anglicanburundi.org where there is a link to Facebook.


Azaria is our CMS (Church Mission Society) link mission partner.

She is working in Guatemala City with Street Kids Direct, a charity offering street children and young people at risk the opportunity to be equipped with life skills and to receive mentoring and assistance in making positive life choices.

You can find out more through her Facebook page, her blog at
https://streetkidsdirect.org.uk/index.php/blogs/staff-blogs/azaria-spencer, and through CMS.


Compassion is a Christian charity that is Christ centred, child focused, and Church based. It aims to empower children to overcome the obstacles of poverty. Through their child sponsorships they show that every child matters and seek to provide each one with hope and a future. 

A number of children are sponsored by members of St. Mark’s and provided with, for example a chance to go to school and medical support.

You can find out more at www.compassionuk.org/ 

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This month’s Person to Pray for
Azaria Spencer working with Street Kids Direct in Guatemala City

Our friends in Burundi
Bishop Pontien sends greetings to everyone. Pray for plans to build a new building for the Bible School in the diocese of Rutana.
Recent heavy rains caused the one they have been using to collapse

Azaria Spencer in Guatemala
Pray for the work and development of the Protection Home in Guatemala City where it is possible to offer a loving and safe place for vulnerable children in the mentoring programme for the short term while staff and volunteers work with them and their families.