We believe we are all one in Jesus, and so we support the mission of our brothers and sisters around the world.
Our friends in Burundi
Give thanks that the inauguration of the new President ahead of the former President’s funeral passed peacefully. Please pray that the country will stay calm during the remainder of the election period and for Evariste Ndayishimiye as he forms a new government.
Monthly Prayer Point
Pray for Rev. Hermes Gatoto, the Vicar of St. Mark’s, Gahosha and the work of the parish.
He writes that in Gahosha they are finishing the construction of the parish office.
In August the whole parish we will do fundraising for Gakwende sub-parish (it was a church some of us visited with him last October) that needs iron sheets for the roof. This is a big challenge because about £3000 is needed and most parishioners live in extreme poverty.
This summer the holiday club will take place in Murama sub-parish where they are building a vicarage.
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 and St. Mark’s, Gahosha.
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 also a link to the Facebook page.
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, 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.