Mission Partnership

Mission Partnership

St Philip’s sets aside ten percent of all its income from individual giving plus associated Gift Aid reclaimed, and from fees earned. This sum (about £7,000 per annum), is allocated to several Mission Partners, with whom we try to establish and maintain long term relationships.  Our current Mission Partners are:

Save the Family

Save the families support homeless people in a residential setting who are at risk of their children being taken away from them. They achieve this by mentoring and building essential life skills.
In particular, they request prayer for finding, and funding a Safeguarding Professional to meet their clients challenging needs and finance salaries in general for the next 3 years.
Up to date literature now in church.

Chester Schools Christian Workers (CSCW)

http://www.cscw.org.uk/ is a group working in schools in Chester and the local area which St Philip’s has been supporting for several years now. It is led by Paul North, the Chaplin at Bishops High School and has a team of dedicated and committed youngish people who lead activities in the schools. Please pray for the work of CSCW as they seek to inspire hope and unlock potential in the lives of children and young people.

MAF

www.maf-uk.org

To see news for Israel, Charlene and Miles who we support it is maf-uk.org/staff/neale-Israel-and-charlene

Israel, Charlene and Miles have recently moved from Arnhem Land  (where they had worked for two years with Aboriginal people) to PNG and are learning the language and culture, they are going to live in a village for a week before they start their new roles. Israel is a pilot and Charlene works in training and development.  Miles will be starting school, please pray he will settle well and make friends.

 

In 2017 we continued to support: 

CMS (Nepal): Unfortunately, Andrea Young had to return to the UK for surgery on (benign) tumours on her leg, but they are returning to Nepal shortly. 

Save the Family: Have had financial problems but continue to operate at Cotton Hall farm. Compassion: SPLASH charity: support Pingwendé in Burkina Faso and, newly, 8-year-old 

Anik Das in Bangladesh. 

Chester Schools Christian Workers (“CSCW”): Christian education in Chester area schools 

Ministry Aviation Fellowship MAF: We support Israel Neale and his family in remote NE Australia. 

Tarporley Hospital: Continue to experience a major financial underfunding from the NHS 

National Disaster Relief Appeal: In 2018 St Philip’s gave £150 each to the East African and to the Yemen appeals. 

Young Persons Bursary: For local youngsters going abroad to perform charity work, but not awarded in 2018 because there were no applications. 

We started to support two organisations: 

Open Doors – a well-known international organisation which supports persecuted Christians and refugees, with encouraging contact, Bibles, and essential supplies. We had a presentation from Revd Trevor Green. 

L’Arche, Flintshire – at an embryonic stage of trying to put together partners for a community of people who are able and those with learning disabilities. 

Thanks are due to our charity ‘champions’ – the individuals who keep contact with each partner, arrange visits periodically, write articles, and pray regularly. We are always seeking to increase the number of ‘champions’ for each charity. Please speak to me or anyone involved if you might be interested in joining the group.
John Diggle 

Each charity has a link person, a ‘champion’, whose role is to facilitate communication, raise awareness, pray, and organise periodic (every 2 years or so) visits from a representative. We always need more volunteers. And we seek suggestions for new charities, although we tend to make long term commitments, so changes are few. Contact John Diggle 752608 for more information.