Part of what we do at Battisford is to support other people and organisations in their work of sharing the news about Jesus Christ. We share the values of those we support and in some cases have personal or church family connections to those involved. The following people and societies receive the majority of the funds we allocate to mission work.
Faith Mission / Daniel & Grace Howson
Daniel & Grace work on the supervision of a new church plant and a community café and drop-in centre on the Earlesfield estate in Grantham. They were formerly involved in the Faith Mission centre and campsite at Harby near Melton Mowbray, UK
UFM / Shirley Hough
Shirley is based in the north of Brazil. (Originally from the Newcastlee area) She has been involved in work with street children and refuge centre in Belem which has the aims of reaching them with practical aid to help them off dependency on drugs and crime and introduce them to the Gospel. She is also in language and cultural training with New Tribes Mission to be able to take the Gospel to some of the more remote tribal groups in Brazil
The Cogwheel Trust
The Cogwheel Trust cares for poor and vulnerable children in Kampala, Uganda. It has a residential children’s home and operates a primary school caring for over 100 children. This provides everyday needs and education to both children from the home and local children who live nearby but who also need extra support. The emphasis is on not only providing for the child’s material needs but also in showing the love of Jesus in the way they are cared for.
Kevin and Lorna Hammond direct operations from their base near Aberdeen UK. Teams occasionally go out to Uganda to help with maintenance and practical projects. Many children are sponsored individually by churches and people in UK.
London City Mission
LCM has Christian centres across London and also has individual members in a wide range of industries who visit people and workers throughout the city. London has many needs but the vision of LCM is that London needs Jesus and this is behind all its activities. Its staff members have a wide variety of skill; whether in counselling one-to-one, visiting vulnerable and needy groups, looking after the homeless. Workplace chaplains visit many different employment groups. They also work closely with other Christians and church groups throughout the city and provide opportunity for young people from all over the UK and further afield to get involved in city mission.
SIM works in evangelism, church planting and development in over 40 countries in Asia, Africa and South America. Around 4,000 SIM workers are spread over 70 countries and 6 continents. Missionaries serve in some of the poorest and most unreached countries of the world.
SIM is involved in church planting, health work, bible translation, student ministry, supporting local churches,
A number of members of our congregation work in SIM’s UK headquarters, from where support is organised, finances are monitored and volunteers are prepared before going out into the field.
Hands at Work in Africa / Dan & Jen Waspe
From their headquarters in White River, South Africa; Hands at Work coordinate the care program for thousands of poor and orphaned children. The care model used is to identify and support local people to provide care for these children, such as grandmother, aunt or elder sibling. The community-based organisations then support these families through community Care Points and teams of trained local Care Workers who visit the children in their homes. This approach forms the basis of a partnership between the local community and outside supporters in caring for the most vulnerable.
As well as South Africa, they operate in many of the other Southern African countries, as well as some central and northern ones.
Dan and Jen Waspe moved to South Africa a few years ago to work at the headquarters. (Dan was raised in Battisford and still has family connections here)
Dan supervises the care teams and looks for opportunities to spread into new areas of operation. Jen coordinates things from the hub in White River and arranges the program for youth teams that often go over for short term mission experience.
The following links are to those organisations and people that are also closely followed by people at Battisford and who we have some long-standing connections to.
Christian Motorcyclists’ Association (UK) (CMA)
Tools with a Mission (TWAM)
Links to other Organisations
The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) https://fiec.org.uk
Barking Chapel http://www.findachurch.co.uk/details/barking-tye/17642.htm
Cedars Church http://www.cedarschurch.com
The Good Book Company https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/
The Superior Word http://superiorword.org
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