Members of the church are interested in a wide range of cross-cultural mission in various parts of the world. Formally, we support the following groups.
David Young, formerly a member of our church, was led to found the Albanian Evangelical Mission over 30 years ago. The Lord has blessed the work, despite difficult beginnings when the country’s dictator Enver Hoxha was in power. In 1991 the country was set free from communist oppression and the church grew rapidly.
David has now retired; one of our former members, Steve Neal, worked with AEM in Gjirokastër the south of the country engaged in evangelism and children/young people’s work. We still have links with the Gjirokastër church, including visits to support the summer youth camps.
AEM also supports work amongst Albanians in Kosovo. David Young maintains an interest in communities in Sicily with Albanian roots, and with the Institute of Albanian Protestant Studies.
Margaret Moore, of our church, and her husband Jim, had a lifetime career as missionaries with London City Mission. Their son Phil now works with LCM. He is responsible for training and mentoring new staff and those on short term programmes.
“London has many needs. People disagree on what it needs most: more schools and hospitals; less traffic, and improved air quality; more police, and less crime; more affordable housing, and less of a gap between rich and poor. There’s wisdom in all of this, but at London City Mission we believe that, most importantly, London needs Jesus. That’s why we got started in the beginning, and it remains our firm conviction today”
John Green, originally from Britain, went to work in Kenya over 40 years ago. He married Esther who is Kenyan and they have three children, now grown up. The Lord led them to care for orphan children, mainly boys, who were living rough on the streets of Eldoret. From small beginnings they now care for about 150 orphans who live in four houses, each headed by a Kenyan married couple. They started a school (Esther was a school teacher) and this has grown to provide education for between 400-700 children, Infant, Primary and Secondary. Local parents pay fees for their children, and TFH children have free education. The school has an excellent reputation, many going to university, or having training for other jobs.
The Persecuted Church
Open Doors exists to strengthen the church to be the church in the most hostile places. In over 50 countries, Open Doors is supplying Bibles, training church leaders, delivering Scripture-based literacy programmes and supporting Christians who suffer for their faith.
The Christian Institute exists for “the furtherance and promotion of the Christian religion in the United Kingdom” and “the advancement of education”. The Christian Institute is a nondenominational Christian charity committed to upholding the truths of the Bible. We are supported by individuals and churches throughout the UK. We believe that the Bible is the supreme authority for all of life and we hold to the inerrancy of Scripture. We are committed to upholding the sanctity of life from conception.