St Andrew's and St Bartholomew's

International Mission

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FAST works with families from marginalised Roma communities in Brasov County, in the centre of Romania. The emphasis is on help that promotes self-sufficiency, and reflects the Christian principles and faith that underpin the work. FAST runs projects that meet educational, work skills and social care needs, together with practical improvements in living conditions for needy families. The charity helps to eliminate poverty, deprivation and discrimination, and promotes social integration.

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Andy and Andrea Warner work with the European Christian Mission (ECM) in Castellón, Spain. Their focus is establishing a church in the University area of the city and the team’s work involves building relationships with students, families and vulnerable people. The ECM team six families who live and work in nearby towns.

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Daniel Lemadada is a church planter and pastor of the Africa Inland Church in a remote region of Northern Kenya. Together with his wife Susan, he pastors the AIC Nkororoi and the Oltorot congregations. These small congregations are from the unreached Samburu and Rendille people groups, and Daniel himself is a native speaker of both languages. He also has a ministry of training and teaching other pastors and church leaders working in these remote areas.

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Roland and Elizabeth Shuli are part of the Albanian Evangelical Mission (AEM), working mainly with military families.  For several years they have worked in their local village, providing education, learning through play areas, and a library - but have recently been posted to Belgium.  They continue to support the military ministry in Albania and in the village as the tenants of their house are Christians. In Belgium they are finding new ways to share the gospel with 12 other Albanian families stationed near them.

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Mark and Rosalie Balfour are the first mission partners with CMS to be based in Central America. They work with street children and young people at risk in Guatemala City, offering them the opportunity to receive mentoring and to be equipped with vital life skills. In time, they hope to plant a new church community in the market place at the heart of the capital where there is currently little church presence.

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Helen has been a member of Wycliffe Bible Translators since 1980 and assisted in translating the New Testament into the language of the Nyaboa people in Côte d'Ivoire. She has since worked on Old Testament translation, mother-tongue literacy, writer’s training, and linguistic materials. Currently she is based here in Gloucester while working on a basic grammar of Nyaboa, which will make reading the language as accessible as possible to mother-tongue speakers.