Tuesday 28 April 2009

Rema Ministries supports returning refugees:

Mission International partners help needy returnees:

Rema Ministries, an indigenous Burundian Christian ministry was able to distribute clothes and food to refugee returnees as they arrive back in Burundi from camps in Tanzania. Mission International sent out over £1000 of support raised by East Linton Primary School in East Lothian in Scotland, funds raised by the children their parents and families and friends of the school.

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Wednesday 22 April 2009

What do you do with your old mobile phone?

Your old mobile can change someone's life in the developing world:

Most people nowadays have at least one old mobile phone lurking in a drawer somewhere in their house. Old phones are now worth very little here in the UK but in the developing world a mobile phone can mean a small business in a rural community thus an income meaning a lifeline to the owner. Furthermore many very rural communities have no permanent means of communication and so a mobile phone can be for some the difference between life and death.

If you would like to donate your old mobile phone (working phones only please) to help a community in the developing world, please send it to Mission International, 25 Tait's Lane, Dundee, DD2 1DZ, Scotland, UK.

Monday 20 April 2009

Easter Celebrations in Mbarara!

Parental Care Ministries Easter Celebration:
Pastor Emmanuel Nnyanzi and his church in Mbarara, Uganda held a special Easter celebration for the church congregation and for the Children of Parental Care School during the Easter period, her you can see the kids lining up for a special Easter meal. No Easter eggs or bunnies here but lots and lots of Matooke, the staple of Ugandans.

To see more on this story click here.

Saturday 18 April 2009

More food for those with leprosy.

Pastor Nathaniel distributes more food in India:

Due to elections in India, this distribution of food was delayed, but now those in need have received a supply of rice and other essentials.

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Friday 17 April 2009

Teach us to pray:

Remember to check on the Mission International prayer blog.

Items for prayer are regularly added to the blog to help you as you pray. Please pray for our work, our volunteers, our partners in the developing world and for the may who God had given us the responsibility to support.

Thursday 16 April 2009

Refugee returnees need church buildings!

Not even basic Facilities:
Refugees returning to Burundi after many years in exile are facing many great difficulties. The lack of food and shelter amongst the most pressing. Christians however face a further problem, that of finding the means to build a place of worship.

Many Christians meet in the open air, under a tree or in the case shown here under a piece of tattered tarpaulin.

You can help:

If you would like to support Mission International's work amongst refugees please either follow the PayPal link at the top right of this page or click here and choose the appropriate forms.

Wednesday 15 April 2009

Bensteads get busy!

Family team help at the Hope Centre, Burundi:

The Benstead family have travelled to Burundi for a few weeks to help the Carrs and the rest of the building team, as they move the Hope Centre project on in Gatumba. This family have spent the last few months of their lives raising funds, in all sorts of ways, to support the project.

To find out more detail visit www.hopecentreburundi.com

Tuesday 14 April 2009

More Bibles for Refugees!

Bible-A-Month Club sends Bibles to Tanzania:

Happy smiling faces on the church leaders in this picture when they receive a new Bible from the Bible-A-Month Club. Pastor Hezroni, who is now resettling in Burundi and travels between the camps and his new home, is the senior pastor responsible for this group. He distributed the Bibles at a recent training seminar for church leaders in Katumba refugee camp in Tanzania.

To see more on this story click here.

Monday 13 April 2009

Resurrection Day Ministry Fayre:

Mission International Display Stand:

Like many other local and national ministries, Mission International took the opportunity to erect a display for those who came to the Resurrection Day celebration in the Caird Hall in Dundee to browse before and after the main event. Friends old and new came by to have a look and many took materials home with them to look at later. A number of people expressed interest in mission teams and others in supporting the work of Mission International financially.

Since this was the first large event the Mission International has attended we are delighted that so many visited us on the day.

A view of the corner site we were given with display images and leaflets backed up by a PowerPoint presentation showing some of the work in which we are involved all to the beautiful strains of the African Children's Choir.

Saturday 4 April 2009

Great support on the face of it!

Three girls take support for Mission International to a new level:
Three girls, soon to be going on a Mission International team to Burundi, have been helping at a recent Easter fundraiser for the charity. The girls are part of the July '09 team of 15 people who will fly to Burundi for their first excursion into Africa's great continent.

To see more on the fundraiser click here.

Friday 3 April 2009

Would you save a stranger?

Channel 4 asks a big question:

Luke 10:30
...."A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.'
36 "Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?"
37 The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him." Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise."