Friday 15 May 2009

Hope Centre Kids see their new home for the first time:

Time for transformation:
The children of the Hope Centre in Burundi have been shown round house one for the first time. The house will be copied almost identically another five times to provide homes for all of the children. The transformation for them will be huge, coming from the insecurity of poorly apportioned rented accommodation to a home in which they will grow up securely and comfortably will for them be like a dream come true.
We are all so grateful to Charles & Val Carr for their hard work and of course to the Burundian team who have grafted tirelessly to get the centre to this stage. There is of course some way to go before the centre is complete but this is an exciting stage to reach.

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Monday 11 May 2009

Hope Centre houses near completion:

Houses one, two and three are almost there!

Charles and Val Carr and their family, who have spent the last 10 months in Burundi managing the Hope Centre building project will be returning to the UK at the end of May. During their time in Burundi they have managed to build three of the six homes which comprise the Hope Centre in Mutimbuzi, Gatumba, Burundi. Charles and Val have managed to squeeze in a short holiday to Uganda and will now finalise their time in Burundi before making their way back to the UK. Their efforts have been nothing short of remarkable. They have left their home, their friends and their jobs/schools and have travelled to a foreign country, climate and culture and have worked incredibly hard to set up and establish a very worthwhile project and at the same time have kept us all informed of progress and have been involved closely in the fundraising process as well.
At the rear of the homes there is a small porch attached.

The front of the homes shows how beautifully they appear and reveals the extent of the detail and high level of workmanship put into the whole project so far.

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Sunday 10 May 2009

Marathon for Mission International:

Edinburgh Marathon Runner runs for Hope Centre Burundi:

Grandmother Janet King, a hairdresser from Port Seton in East Lothian in Scotland, will run the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday 31st May to raise funds for the Hope Centre in Burundi. Janet heard about Mission International's Hope Centre when hairdressing for one of her clients - a member of a local 'Ambassadors for the Poor' group. We wish Janet well for the run and if you would like to sponsor her run then please contact us on

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Wednesday 6 May 2009

Pakistani Christians pray for their nation:

Many are in fear after attacks on Christians:
Many Christians don't know what the future holds for them as they try to make some sense of the savage attacks that have taken place on their communities throughout Pakistan by Muslim extremists. They are being hunted and killed for the simple reason that they belong to Jesus.

Many Christian communities have been left homeless having had their homes and churches razed to the ground and their young men and women raped and killed.

How can you help?

Mission International wishes to help support those who have been most severely affected by this brutality. If you would like to help then either click here or donate through the PayPal link at the top right of this page.

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Friday 1 May 2009

Pakistan - Christians being killed!

News from Pakistan!

News recently received by Mission International from contacts in Pakistan relate stories of Muslims meeting out cruel abuses on Christians and churches in the Punjab region. Under reporting by local press agencies and the fact that Government agencies have largely ignored the plight of the Christians and the crimes of those carrying out the abuses is further evidence that Pakistan is in a crisis.

The recent reports received claim that churches have been burned down and many Christians have been killed, in particular young men, although some reports detail rape and murder of young women.


Mission International intends to send financial support to Pakistan to help purchase basics like food, clothing and shelter for those whose homes and churches have been sacked. If you are able to help by supporting this endeavour please donate by clicking here or donate to 'Pakistan Appeal' via PayPal at the top right of this page.