St. Mark’s global connections
All one in Christ Jesus
This month’s Person to Pray for
Pray for Rev. Hermes Gatoto, Vicar of St. Mark’s, Gahosha as he oversees a parish with 7 sub-parishes.
He asks for prayer for his elderly mother who is unwell and for his daughter,
Bethel who has developed vitiligo and has to be taken to a dermatologist in Rwanda
because there is not the expertise in Burundi.
Our friends in Burundi
There will be elections in Burundi this year. Please begin to pray that the process of choosing new leadership at all levels including the president will be peaceful and that the plans of some to de-stabilise the situation will not succeed.
News – Take a look at our Newsletters page – http://stmarksonline.co.uk/newsletter-notices/
Mission Partners –
THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF BURUNDI
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 SPENCER IN GUATEMALA
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 CHILD SPONSORSHIP
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/