Paul & Alison
Jeremy (born Oct 2016), Grace (born June 2018) and Lydia (born December 2020)
Alison, Paul, Jeremy, Grace and Lydia in Burundi
We seek to catalyse the church to be involved in world mission. Paul coaches missional leaders and is developing a core group to be a network of people, with a Biblical basis, that spreads new wineskins groups (which enabling outreach to unreached peoples using Discovery Bible Studies). Recently he supported Burundian colleagues, in the training of 50 churches’ mission task group leaders in northern Burundi.
Paul and Alison both give missional training and input at Great Lakes School of Theology Leadership where Alison is on the leadership, including working on a two-way partnership with All Nations Christian College in Hertfordshire, (where she is Vice Chair of the Board).
Jeremy attends Ecole Française – the French School - in Bujumbura. Please pray for him to grow in confidence in French and for Grace and Lydia at home.
Pray for wisdom and fruitfulness for Alison and Paul in pursuing in a focussed way what God wants us to do; and grace as we juggle many responsibilities including our children.
Chris & Sarah Downing
Jonathan, Amy, Rebekah and Sam
Chris and Sarah are currently in Tirana, Albania with European Christian Mission (ECM).
Dave and Becky Waterman
Dave and Becky are currently serving as missionaries in Uganda with Mission Aviation Fellowship. Later this year, they are moving to a new location as they move west to Liberia. Read more about their "adventures" on their website - Dave & Becky Waterman - where you'll also be able to download their latest newsletter.
Helen works with Calvary Church Castlebar in the Republic of Ireland, where she teaches the Bible to women and children in the church and local community.
Here's a link to Crosslinks for more news and information - Helen Sheridan (Crosslinks)
And what about you?
We hope and pray that more people (young and old) from St Margaret’s will be called by God to serve overseas, and are ready to support them in this. If you believe God may be calling you, then do speak to Mark Standen, who will be happy to help you think and pray about it.