Support for Mission

This section contains information about how St Peter's supports mission work outside the parish. Also included are articles about the organisations that we support regularly.

Please read the prayer news from Casa Reom after the devastating Tropical Cyclone Idai caused catastrophic damage in Beira.

July 2019

6 April 2019

30 March 2019

Mission Policy

St Peter’s recognises that it is part of the world-wide church and that it has a responsibility to help with the work of the church in other, deprived, parts of the world. Hence it is the policy of St Peter’s to give regularly – prayer, money and manpower - to four Christian projects bringing relief to people in need – three of the projects being overseas and one in the UK (fairly close to Hersham).

The PCC budgets 12.5% of its income from members’ giving to go to these projects and to one-off appeals.

The job of the Mission Support Team is to select mission projects upon which St Peter’s will focus 90% of its giving. The Team maintains ongoing contact, being careful to make the relationships two-way. The Team holds regular prayer meetings reflecting the day to day needs of the projects. The Team also handles appeals that come in to the church during the year, organises special additional collections and publicises news of what is going on.

Youth With A Mission, Beira, Mozambique

Casa Re-om is one of the original links and remains important. Casa Re-om was founded by Pastor Bonga and two missionaries from YWAM to provide a safe place for street boys in Beira, the second largest city in Mozambique. Some years ago a new home was built in Inhamizua, a village 14 kms away from Beira and is now home to around 30 boys. Casa Reom Trust was founded by m2o church in Rugby and raises funds to improve the Inhamizua site. m2o arrange visits to Casa Reom and have offered to include members of St. Peter’s on the next visit in 2019.

Amala Children’s Home, South India

Amala Children’s Home was founded by Jesudass Raja in 1995 and has been one of our links since 2002. Over the years Amala has grown significantly and is now home to 140 girls and boys. In addition many children are bussed in from local villages to attend the schools (half in the morning and half in the afternoon) and all are provided with a main meal at mid-day. Amala Trust Has been funding the Home for over twenty years, but the donations received in the UK are projected to reduce because of the profile of the regular donors. On top of this there are worrying indications that the Indian Government will change the rules on aid coming into the country. Over the past year the Trustees have been in serious dialogue with Raja and the rest of the Amala Team about this issue and there are plans to source funding locally. The Trust has said that they will continue to support the Home until May 2020 and we have committed to continue our annual funding until then. 

The Peace & Hope Trust

The Peace & Hope Trust has been working amongst poor and marginalised communities in Nicaragua since its foundation in 1991. The Trust is active in many sectors, education and health being the priorities. Present programmes are in Humanitarian Aid, Community Building, Medical Teams and Construction projects. Many volunteers, including several members of St. Peter’s, have been inspired to help a country that is regularly affected by natural disasters and remains one of the neediest in the Western Hemisphere.  For further information please consult Stephen Ind - CEO of the Trust.

Hersham Youth Trust (HYT)

Having accepted that the foodbank had reached a level of stability MST recommended to the PCC that we should invest in the youth of the parish by selecting Hersham Youth Trust (HYT) to be our home link. Trustee and Project Leader, Mark Wheatley talked about HYT at the Rogation Sunday 10 o’clock service and encouraged us to consider volunteering at the Youth Club. Those who are interested in volunteering should speak first with a member of MST

 

 

 

 

 


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Hersham, Surrey
KT12 4AA

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