from all nations
Part of our mission as a church is to support gospel partners and projects in different locations around the globe. Here is an overview of where some of that support reaches:
David and Lucy Eastwood work for OMF and are based in Taipei, Taiwan.
David is currently the field director for OMF Taiwan overseeing around 70 missionaries from 15 different nationalities. David enjoys helping new missionaries understand the challenges of cross–cultural evangelism and finding creative ways of teaching the bible within Taiwanese churches.
Lucy is Taiwanese and is employed locally as a social worker and gets alongside families and students.
Their daughter, Naomi, is a student in England.
Ben is a “Yorkshire Kiwi” – born in Leeds, England and has lived in various parts of the English-speaking world, including the USA, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and now New Zealand. He's married to Jen, who is Northern Irish, and they have three children – Sam, Josh and Hannah. Ben and Jen moved to NZ to work with TSCF in 2008, where I’ve served in a variety of roles prior to becoming the National Director in 2019.
He is passionate about sharing Jesus with students, seeing them come to know Him themselves and grow more like Him.
Watch Ben's latest update here.
Yosry Ghobry works amongst the Arab community and has given 33 years working with London City Mission as an evangelist among Arabic-speaking people in London.
He counts it a great privilege to have these opportunities to share the good news of the gospel with those who cannot have a copy of the Bible or hear the message of the gospel in their own country.
Since December 2013 Edward and Esme have been living and working in Chachas, an extremely remote Andean village in the south of Peru and more recently in the city of Arequipa.They started teaching English at the local pre-school and secondary schools and even being invited to do the same in the neighbouring village. This has provided amazing opportunities to get know the children, their families and the teachers. In addition, we have had nurses, council officials and other villagers asking us questions which have led to us being able to share the good news of Jesus. Since moving to Arequipa, they have planted a small house church.
Insight is a Christian Schools Work Trust that has been working in local schools in Kingston Upon Thames since 1988. The team serves local schools through presenting Christianity in a number of different forums.
Rosie is expanding the ministry of Insight into the borough of Richmond through assemblies in schools. They are involved regularly in assemblies for pupils of all ages throughout the primary range. These are a lot of fun and can be a great tool to challenge the children about questions relating to faith and give a Christian perspective on issues.
Clare joined Aldersgate Talks in 2013, also works part-time at Moorgate Talks, and is a member of Duke Street Church..
Much of her time spent leading 1-2-1 Bible Studies with female workers in the city and running CE outreach courses.
Having moved to London in 1998, Clare spent 8 years working as a Government lawyer and subsequently worked as a chef and food stylist before studying on the Cornhill Training Course. In her spare time she enjoys taking part in her local ParkRun, reading about 20th century history and politics and baking and is slowly trying to learn Mandarin Chinese.
Lucy Merino is going into HMP Downview as a key worker, for as long as the Chaplaincy team is working. She is mainly speaking to women from outside their cells, but she can also meet with individual women as long as the social distancing is maintained. Her desire is that she may be used as Paul and Silas were used in prison, so the Christian women in the prison will be used in turn to bring others to Christ, for his glory.
Cirkev Bratska are a group of church planters based in Bratislava, Slovakia but working throughout the country training and equipping pastors.
Proclamation Institute Zambia (PIZ) teaches bible handling skills to Zambian men and women in their own culture and context.
PIZ trains preachers in order to grow churches. They hope that those they train will in turn train others, as per 2 Timothy 2:2. The PIZ course lasts one year and provides affordable and accessible teaching for church leaders across the country.
The PIZ syllabus includes principles of biblical exposition, Christian ethics, pastoral care, missiology and the study of specific bible books and genres. All students are attached to local churches where they are trained for practical ministry and can put into practice what they are learning.
The Spirit of God uses the Word of God to fulfill God's purposes (Isaiah 55: 10-11; Hebrews 4:12). If God's people and the world around them are not faithfully exposed to God's Word, then there is no real change, and that happens through biblical exposure. This course, week after week, trains its students in this sacred and great task of being a faithful biblical expositor. The specific objective of this course is to develop skills in handling the Word of God.