St John’s Church supports Christian training, education and compassion ministries overseas and in the UK. We have links with a number of individuals and organisations.
Emmanuel Church, Lapusna
Our most recent link is with Emmanuel Church, Lapusna in Moldova.
Moldova, which is not in the EU, is one of the poorest countries in Europe. Many come to Emmanuel Church for help. Their ministry includes feeding the hungry, giving clothes to the poor, supporting single parent families and the disabled and helping the sick get medicine. They regularly hold missions to the surrounding villages, inviting people to evangelistic services.
Hilary and Marc Deneufchâtel
Hilary and Marc served with SIM (sim.co.uk) in Benin, West Africa, together with their three children Simon, Benjy and Eve for 10 years. Hilary was working to translate the Old Testament into the Monkolé language, whilst Marc supported the local church community. Hilary spent her teenage years in Yeovil and is the daughter of former Rector of St John’s, Richard Inwood. They have now returned to France where Hilary continues to work for SIM as a Bible translation consultant. Marc has returned to his teaching career, but both continue to be involved in their local church.
Servant of the Word
Servants of the Word is a Christian College located in The Gambia. It is dedicated to serving the church by training gospel workers in disciple-making and preaching.
In addition to enrolling on one of the courses, students learn how to support their ministry with subsistence farming. Farming God’s Way is a practical approach to equip and provide for individuals, families, and communities with small farms, throughout West Africa.
Muyunda is a Zambian former “street kid” who was helped by the Street Kids project in Kitwe, which was supported by St John’s. He has been supported by us since then through his training for Anglican ministry. Muyunda now ministers at three Anglican churches, St. Stephen’s, St. David’s and All Saints, in Lusaka, Zambia. St. Stephen’s also has a community school run by the church with 470 vulnerable children whose parents cannot manage to pay for normal school fees. St John’s has supported Muyunda through his school years and training for ordination.
Barnabas Fund works to provide hope and aid for the persecuted Church, from Christians, to Christians, through Christians. They act on behalf of the persecuted church, to be their voice – making their needs known to Christians around the world and the injustice of their persecution known to governments and international bodies.
For more information see… Barnabasfund.org
The Christian Institute
The Christian Institute is a registered charity which seeks to promote the Christian faith in the UK. It campaigns for Christian truth and helps Christians influence the world in which they live. The Christian Institute has more than 60,000 supporters throughout the UK, including more than 4,500 churches.
For more information see… christian.org.uk