Friday 30 May 2008

Raise funds to support work:

"We can help somebody somewhere..."
Mission International is constantly finding new and innovative ways to bring a ray of hope to those whose lives otherwise might be hopeless. The drive to support the growing number of poor is resourced by 'Ambassadors for the Poor' who serve here at home in the UK in all sorts of ways. Of course there are many ways of raising funds and you can become involved in the process of becoming an 'Ambassador for the Poor' by raising some support in your area, no matter where you live. Young and old alike have something they can offer, whether it be their boundless energy or their experience and skills learned over many years. Please consider putting on an event in your area like a coffee morning/sale of work or a sponsored walk or cycle run. Click here to find out more about 'Ambassadors for the Poor'.

The craft skills of this couple were put to good use as they helped raise £800 at a Christmas sale and coffee morning.

Face painting requires little in terms of input but can raise support as well as attract lots of kids along to your event.

At Christmas time in particular people are always looking for that special gift that is a little bit different. There are lots of people who have many skills in your community and who would love to get involved with you to serve in this way.

Not forgetting the small army of cooks, bakers, tea makers and servers who see to it that the throng of shoppers is given sustenance as they shop.

To find out more about ambassadors for the poor click here.

Wednesday 28 May 2008

Behind the work!

Who is behind the work of Mission International?

Mission International is run by a group of trustees who meet regularly and who take seriously their 'calling' to serve God in this way. Victor Willis from Glasgow is the Chairperson and Phil Dryden a local businessman is a trustee, Hugh Henderson is the secretary and Mags Wills a further trustee, Marie Henderson is the treasurer.

Hugh & Marie Henderson relaxing at a North of England beauty spot on a rare excursion away from the Mission International base.

The team of trustees is given some oversight by a local church's eldership allowing them to feel secure in their mission to reach the world with the Good News and to support the poor in the developing world.

Monday 26 May 2008

Keep up to date

This blog is designed in conjunction with the Mission International website to keep browsers up to date with the most recent happenings in Mission International.

Current News: - May/June 2008
The Hope Centre, Burundi is to be built during 2008/09. Charles & Val Carr and their family will leave Aberdeen and head for Burundi during July 2008 and will begin the process of surveying, planning and resourcing this essential project designed to hose a family of over 40 orphan children acquired by Pastor Leonard Tuyishimire and his wife Jollie. The project will provide homes each designed for eight children and a Mama, to find out more click here. To see a commentary on the initial trip Charles & Val took to Burundi click here. If you would like further details on the Hope Centre, Burundi click here.

Henderson School Uganda - Government regulations on safety have meant that schools around Uganda are being inspected to see if they meet the standards required. This is of course good but it does mean that poor schools are required to find resources to meet government directives without any government help. Click Here to see a report on Henderson School.

Mighty Meals - For £25 for an academic year children can have a simple yet nourishing meal every day whilst they are at School. Click Here to find out more about Mighty Meals.

Fundraising for Mission International - You can greatly advance the work of Mission International by getting involved in some simple fundraising. These events can be very rewarding as you involve your friends, colleagues or members of your local community in serving the poor. Email us on and we will send you a fundraising pack, alternatively download the information from our website
You can find out more on how to support the work of Mission International by checking out out 'Ambassadors for the Poor' page, please click here to find the page.

Mission International Teams 2008 - Four teams will head for different parts of the world during 2008. The first will be a team of three to Burundi to view the site and possible designs for the Hope Centre in Burundi. To read the blog of this trip click here. A second team will visit Burundi in July August 2008 hosted by REMA an indigenous Burundian NGO. A third team will be going to India to work alongside India Village Ministries, their mandate is to serve the IVM team and to work alongside them as they implement projects for the poor. Finally a team from Menzieshill High School in Dundee Scotland will be heading for Gaba, Uganda to work with ARM a local church based organisation. To see the Teams blog site click here.

Star School - Rwanda - Rev Nathan Amooti Rusengo has followed his dream of building a school to educate poor children and give them the opportunity of reaching their full potential. Star School is designed for this purpose. To see how this venture is progressing click here.

Rema Ministries - The Rema team have served the Burundian refugees from their own place of exile during the last 15 years, due to civil unrest in Burundi. Now that the refugees are returning to a more peaceful homeland Rema continues to find ways of supporting this weary people. To visit Mission International's Rema blog page click here.