At St John’s we gladly recognise that although our primary spiritual responsibility is to reach out with the love of Christ to our own community, Jesus calls his followers to have a global vision. “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to everyone” is his command. Every person in every nation needs to hear the good news of Jesus! With this as our basic understanding, we support the following Mission Partners:
Alejandro and Doris Mesco work in the Anglican Church of Peru. They have served in evangelism and church planting among rural communities in Peru’s highlands and currently are in a new post “to the east of Arequipa near the Misti volcano” (in Alejandro’s own words).
In his preaching and teaching Alejandro uses materials like the Christianity Explored course. Alejandro was recently appointed the Bishop of Arequipa.
Paul, Grace, Isobel & Sally Robinson live & work in the city of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. They are members of OMF international whose vision is to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the people groups of South East Asia. Originally from Manchester they have been working overseas in Cambodia since 2008. Their work includes teaching Urban Design at the Royal University of Fine Arts, being actively involved in a local Khmer Church and supporting the OMF team in Phnom Penh. Isobel (7) and Sally (4) attend Hope International school in Phnom Penh with students from over 10 different countries.
Johnny and Ann McLean, with their children Matthew, Bethan and Joshua, work with the Unevangelised Fields Mission (UFM) among international students in Thailand, especially universities in Bangkok. They seek to lead students to faith in Christ and train indigenous leaders to work among them.
We also have links with, and support in prayer, mission partners working in Taiwan, in Uganda and amongst Muslims.
As a church we also pray for our own members Keith and Catherine Ranger, retired OMF missionaries who continue using English and Mandarin to reach out to mainland Chinese students here in the UK, people of outstanding leadership potential who often show great interest in exploring the Christian faith.
Regular monthly prayer letters are available.