A group from Stourport Baptist Church went on mission to Romania with the Christian charity Operation Mobilisation in August 2014. They engaged with the local church, as they seek to help poor and neglected children in their communities.
The team formed part of a world wide group, who were charged with setting up and running a Summer Camp, called "Kids Games", for the young people of this impoverished area. This was a great opportunity to be actively involved and make a difference in a community that has so little, and they were able to invest in the lives of young people and show them that there are people who care.
The ages of the group that travelled were from under 10 to over 70 and they all came back changed!
In simple terms Home Mission is how the Baptist family funds itself. It is the way that member churches of the Baptist Union of Great Britain support and resource one another. Home Mission provides funding for each of the thirteen regional associations and it also funds the national resource. Finally and perhaps most importantly, Home Mission is the way that churches and church-related ministries are supported. If an individual church is unable to afford it themselves they can apply for a grant through Home Mission.
BMS World Mission
BMS World Mission is a Christian mission organisation, working in around 35 countries on four continents. BMS personnel are mainly involved in church planting, development, disaster relief, education, health, and media and advocacy.
Tragedy, violence and poverty: sadly these are realities for many young people living in tough conditions in parts of northern Brazil.
However, sorrow turned to joy and despair to hope for ten teenagers in Trapiá on Easter Sunday when they were baptised by BMS workers.
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The Leprosy Mission
The Leprosy Mission England and Wales is an international Christian development organisation which is autonomous and works as part of The Leprosy Mission's worldwide family. Our overall vision is a world without leprosy, and our priority for the future is to stay focused until the work is finished, helping people in England and Wales to understand the disease and encouraging them to support the Mission.
Motivated by God's love and concern for people affected by leprosy as reflected in our mission statement, with a holistic view, addressing the physical, social, economic and spiritual needs of individuals and their communities. All services are provided regardless of religion or ethnicity. Jesus' ministry inspires that every person everywhere has a right to a hope and a future. It is unacceptable that many people affected by leprosy are denied this because of social exclusion or poverty. The Leprosy Mission works with partners in around 30 countries to bridge this gap of inequality.