Monday, 28 December 2009
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
The Month of 'Movember' has been added to the fund-raising calendar, well, at least for 2009 since in Movember 2009 a charity fund-raiser was organised by friends of David Henderson to raise some support for the work of Mission International, the group of lads (for obvious reasons) grew facial hair below their noses in keeping with the international fund-raising events (see the following link) http://uk.movember.com/. In all the group raised £75 which will be used to support the poor in the developing world.
The Three Moustache-eers pictured above were responsible for zany fund-raising escapades around the city of Edinburgh where they live and work. Thanks to the lads and to those who sponsored them.
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Saturday, 19 December 2009
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
The work that Mission International carries out amongst the world's poorest people in never so much brought into focus than it is at this time of year. The Christmas message, of a wonderful Saviour who came to earth to reconcile mankind to God and who called men to follow him in serving the world, is still fully true today. The support we receive from generous hearted people around the country is welcome here in Mission International's office but so much more welcome to those who receive support in terms of a project, or just a meal on Christmas Day. (Please visit our various projects from this page to see how God has blessed so many during the year, the blogroll is on the right hand column of this page).
We all, volunteers and recipients alike, want to say a huge thank you to those who have selflessly supported those in need, who have gone on a team or who have prayed for us. We need you to know that what we do would not have been possible had you not joined with us in this way.
May God bless, you for your kindness, hard work and commitment to the work, we pray that this Christmas will be the best ever for you as you experience the Saviour on the Saviour's Day.
Saturday, 12 December 2009
The Port Seton Ambassadors for the Poor Christmas Fayre is fast becoming an annual event. A large number of folks turned up on the day to enjoy some Christmas shopping. Stovies, soup and the ubiquitous tea and coffee were also there helping the consumption of a mountain of home made cakes and other tasty bites.
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Children carry water often for many miles
Engineer measures water flow from local spring on a nearby hillside.
To see the CED site click here
Mission International is now in the process of seeking funding to make sure this community is provided with the much needed water which is available on the hillside nearby.
Friday, 13 November 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Friday, 6 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
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Thursday, 29 October 2009
To support The BIG Meal please use the options on the right hand column of this page. To see more on The BIG Meal click here.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Our friends at Great Lakes Outreach have some wonderful stories to tell. The book and DVDs will give some great insight into their work and will inspire you to serve God as you are intended to do.
Monday, 19 October 2009
Our western society has become bogged down in the kind of materialism that developing world families can only dream about. Just recently whilst in Burundi with a mission team we came across a woman with impacted wisdom teeth. It was clear that she would need specialist surgery and so we took her from her rural village to a good hospital in the capital city. While we waited for the surgeon we spent just a couple of hours at the shores of Lake Tanganyika. This woman was so overwhelmed by her visit, she drank some Coca Cola and enjoyed the cool breeze and watched the people as they swam in the water. She thought that she had "reached heaven already".
This Christmas maybe together we can bring some smiles to many more of the faces of those whose lives are a constant grind to survive. Even a small donation of £10 can allow Mission International to bring joy to a family at Christmas time.
If you would like to support Mission International as we bring smiles to faces around the developing world then please use the options on the right hand column of this page.
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Mission International's Mighty Meals project seeks to find a meal a day for needy kids whilst they are at school. The opportunity to have an education is often missed if potential pupils are not able to find a meal each day. The Mighty Meals project makes sure that a child who cannot afford a meal is provided with food each day whilst they are at school, this costs only £25/year. If you would like to support this visit our Mighty meals blog.
The Big Meal:
The BIG Meal provides a special meal on Christmas Day for needy kids in the developing world. For just £3/child Christmas day can be changed into a special day and remind those for whom no-one cares that Jesus cares for them. If you would like to provide a meal for a child on Christmas Day please visit our Big Meal blog.
Monday, 12 October 2009
If you would like to reserve a place on one of Mission International's teams during 2010 then please get your application form in soon.
We hope to run teams to the following destinations:
- Burundi - almost full
- Kenya - to work with the Maasai people
- India - Serving with Christians in Andhra Pradesh
- Mission International has also been asked to raise a team of builders to help build a school in Rwanda, if you are interested as a skilled tradesman or would like to labour or help in any way please let us know.
Application forms are available on the teams update blog page a link to which you will find on the right hand column.
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Friday, 11 September 2009
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Thursday, 3 September 2009
A team of hardworking fundraisers have been given the opportunity to help customers packing their shopping bags at a local Somerfield store. Some members of the team have already visited Burundi and were so affected by the poverty they saw that they now want to try to make a difference there.
The picture shows some of the bag packers hard at work. Customers have been very generous and the team are raising worthwhile support for the work of Mission International.
Saturday, 29 August 2009
After carrying a consignment of Bible Handbooks to Burundi on a recent mission trip, team members donated the books to the Anglican Bible College students in Matana. The books were given to Mission International by Signpost International after they were found to be surplus to their requirements. The books are a very valuable resource to students who will emerge as ministers in the Anglican church and will help them to provide a service to the church in Burundi.
Mission International, over recent years has provided Bibles for needy church pastors and leaders and is keen to develop this side of the ministry in areas where the written word is scarce.
To support the provision of literature for Mission International partners in the developing world please use the options on the left hand column of this page.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Friday, 14 August 2009
Rema Ministries, a local Burundian NGO is continually working to serve the people of Burundi, their work involved the support of those returning refugees currently being repatriated to Burundi after years of exile due to war, in neighbouring countries like DR Congo and Tanzania.
One of the team, Micheline, is seen here delivering an old Singer sewing machine, which arrived in Burundi in a container a few months ago, to a group of ladies who will use it to develop an income generating project supporting those with HIV/AIDS.
To see more on the work of Rema Ministries please click here.
Friday, 7 August 2009
Here the girls get involved in team activities presenting stories songs and dramas to the children, ably assisted by their Kirundi translator Berry.
If you would like to be part of a team then have a look at the teams update page link and the teams application form on the right hand column of this page.
Thursday, 6 August 2009
To see more on the work amongst the Maasai click here:
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Monday, 3 August 2009
Mission International has received reports from Mountain of Jesus Ministries in Pakistan to highlight the continued abuses being meted out by extremists in Pakistan against Christian communities.
To see a more detailed report click here.
Friday, 31 July 2009
Teams organiser and assistant leader, John Southwick, preaches to a large group of people in Ruziba as part of the experience. To see a more detailed report click here.
To apply for a place on a Mission International Team click here.
Monday, 13 July 2009
A 15 strong mission team from Scotland will set off for Burundi on 14th July for a few weeks. If you would like to follow the progress of the team then please click on the 'Mission Team Update' link on the right hand column of this page.
The team has medical and dental tea members as well as those who will get involved in evangelism and church teaching, training and support activities.
Thursday, 9 July 2009
As you will see from this blog, and the other blogs specific to the projects we are supporting, there is always a need for funding to start, develop and sustain projects until they become established and self sustaining. One way that you can be involved in this work with us is to join or start a local 'Ambassadors for the Poor' group in your area.
You may already have some good ideas for fundraising or maybe you would like some suggestions and ideas for getting started, whatever your situation we are here to help. To have a look at what folks have already achieved then the 'Ambassadors for the poor blog is a good place to start, please click here.
Please get involved in whatever way you can:
Your support and help in the raising of much needed funds would be very welcome. If you would like to discuss the matter further or get involved in Ambassadors for the Poor then please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Pastor Leonard Tuyishimire has, in a quest to make the Hope Centre more sustainable, begun a small garden project. The photos below show seeds being sown and protected from the sun.
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Friends and supporters of have recently sent funds to Pakistan via Mission International to help Christians who have been left destitute due to the brutality of fundamentalists who have destroyed their homes, abused and killed their people and left them in dire circumstances, requiring medical aid, housing and food.