Due to your generous and sacrificial giving we have been able to send at least £8500 to each of our Mission Partners to help fund their work in the year ahead. We have received some wonderful messages of thanks and encouragement from each of them. Read them below:
This is great news. An amazing financial breakthrough for us and we trust it will bring hope to our children and the clinic services to the community. The Lord is indeed good and will never disappoint us if we can only trust Him like little children. Our gratitude to the mission group and the entire church family for their kind attitude and practical support. May the Lord reward you indeed.
– Sam and the Bushfire Family.
What!! Wow, thank you so much. What a blessing you all are to the continuing work of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ through IcFEM. Amazing indeed. Please thank everyone for the wonderful news and may God’s peace and protection be with each and every one of you especially now as we join the holy Catholic church (universal) to celebrate the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Greetings just for the Vicar from all of us here.
– Solomon and Ruth with family
We are equally delighted at the amazing and generous response from CCB and church members, a great Christmas gift. The Lord is gracious above expectation and we are very grateful for the way His people have gone the extra mile. Schools are still closed in Pakistan, until the end of January, but our team in Lahore is now making preparations for a year of teacher training and the possible opening of a permanent small residential teacher training centre. Many challenges, many opportunities. We wish you a blessed and uplifting Christmas
– Mike and Kerstin
Dick & Caroline
We are deeply grateful for the financial contribution made to our CMS Mission Partner account by Christ Church Beckenham in 2020. It has been a difficult year in which many have experienced financial hardship. We echo the words of Paul in Philippians 4:18 “[We are] well supplied, having received… the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.” To God be the glory for your partnership in this ministry of training lecturers to teach the Word of God effectively in their contexts. We won’t know the whole situation for sure until the end year report comes in March 2021 but this is going to help a lot.
To this end, could we also ask you to pray a week of online training with the Centre for Pastoral Studies (CEP) in Santiago, Chile from 4-8 January? Lecturers from Anglican theological institutions in Chile and Brazil will be participating.
– Dick & Caroline
We look forward to Mission Sunday 2021 when we will have a specific giving appeal for our Mission Partners (more information to follow) but are delighted to receive financial gifts for our Mission Partners at any time in the year.
How to give:
1) Directly into Christ Church’s Missionary Bank account.
Account Name: Christ Church (Beckenham) Parochial Church Council Missionary Account
Sort Code: 60-02-12
Account number: 14216930
2) If you would prefer to give regularly to the Missionary Support Fund
please contact our Missionary Treasurer, Keith Robbins, by email firstname.lastname@example.org who will forward you further details.
4) Blue Giving Envelopes are available and can be placed in the glass globe at times when the church building is open for private prayer
(Mondays and Saturdays 11am till noon).
Our Mission Support is organised by our Missionary Support Committee. If you’d like to find out more about our Mission Partners or about how you can support their work please get in touch.