Thursday 31 December 2009

Monday 28 December 2009

The Hope Centre kids had a very special Christmas this year.   The sponsors from the UK donated a pot of money which was to provide a Christmas party for the children in the centre.   Pastor Leonard however saw that many children in the surrounding homes are so poor that they were going to miss out on Christmas while the Hope Centre kids were having a party.   It was agreed that an invitation would be extended to some of the poorest children to come along to the Hope Centre Christmas party, in the end 114 children attended in total, 72 village children came along and of course the Hope Centre kids too.   Everyone had a wonderful day, a very special Christmas Day indeed.

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)   In all the group raised £75 which will be used to support the poor in the developing world.

Movember Madmen!

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.

Your sponsored event:
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Saturday 19 December 2009

The Hope Centre kids are reaping the benefits of their hard work earlier in the year, seeing a wonderful crop of onions being harvested.

Tuesday 15 December 2009

Hungry children need sponsors!

Ghana's Children like many others are hungry this Christmas, 

Monday 14 December 2009

Seasons Greetings from Mission International

The message of Christmas:
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).

Thank you!
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

Ambassadors for the poor - Christmas Fayre, a great success!

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.
A special guest arrived too to meet the many children who were there,  

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Friday 11 December 2009

Peace on earth?
At a time when we celebrate 'Peace On Earth' it is wonderful to see peace in action.   The photo shows one of the Hope Centre kids at peace, sleeping on her bed.   These children are learning what peace is all about.   Burundi has been at war for about 14 years and has recently signed a peace agreement.  Lets hope the peace agreement lives up to the kind of peace expected by the children at the Hope Centre and so many more.

Tuesday 8 December 2009

Sewing Machines - Burundi

Funds raised by Mission International donors has made possible a grant to provide sewing machines for needy families in Burundi.   The machines will be used to make clothing in areas of the country where families are returning from refugee camps in Tanzania and DR Congo.   The people who have benefitted from these grants are now able to develop their own income generating tailoring project which will allow them to feed their families and raise income to send their children to school as well as make it possible to develop the project for the future.