St Andrew’s has connections with individuals and organisations far and wide. Our ‘Away Team
are people who are connected to this church, but serving God’s kingdom outside Leyland.
Gwen Carlisle is Headteacher of St Andrew’s School in Ascunción, Paraguay. The school, with its Christian foundation and ethos, has proved a strong witness to the gospel for many years. Many students have come to know Christ whilst at the school, and have gone on to serve around Paraguay and beyond. They also have a school in a poorer area of the city, which is proving to be a similar witness within the community. Gwen's latest newsletter is available here.
Derek & Nerina Harborne were members of our church for many years before leaving to help plant the Buckshaw Village Church. With the help of AIM International they have now moved to Mbarara in Uganda, following God’s calling to serve him overseas.Derek works as an A&E doctor in the hospital and teaches emergency medicine in the university. Nerina teaches biochemistry in the university and they both work with students, training them to study and teach the Bible. The Harborne's latest newsletter is available here.
Mini update - July 2017 -
Dear Praying Friends
Nerina and I have just returned from Home Assignment, safely arriving in Mbarara on Thursday. It was great to see many of you, and thank you so much for your encouragement, love and prayers.I have just heard that, after over 4 years of slow progress, the 3 year postgraduate medical training in Accident & Emergency Medicine has now been approved. We can now recruit doctors to start the 3 year training programme very shortly. Praise Him!
God has clearly indicated that he wishes the training to happen, even though I had accepted that the course may not happen.This means that we will now be committed to staying at the University until at least mid 2020, so that I can finish training the pioneer students.In a separate development, a Godly, openly witnessing and courageous doctor, Dr Diana Atwine, has taken over as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health. She is pushing hard to improve Emergency care in Uganda.
Please pray for:-
- Selection and recruitment of the pioneer students,
- That I show wisdom, Godly choices and a good witness as my workload will increase,
- For Dr Diana as she leads from the front, and shows by example that the gospel transforms,
- That the postgraduate program, and more importantly a National Ugandan programme to improve Emergency care, will result in reduced numbers of young people dying needlessly from preventable and treatable accidents and illnesses.
With love in Him Derek
Andy, Susie, Bethan, Jacob & Hannah Harker moved to Nairobi, Kenya in 2011, with the support of Crosslinks, to work with i-Serve Africa. This organisation exists to promote Christ centred Bible teaching and servant-hearted leadership. Andy’s main work is developing training programmes and courses, mentoring apprentices and teaching on ministry training weeks.The Harker's latest newsletter is available here.
Paul Hunter went out from St Andrew’s to Tanzania with Crosslinks, at the beginning of 2015. Paul has gone to work in the Diocese of Lake Rukwa, one of the poorest areas of Tanzania, developing and delivering a mobile training programme for pastors and lay leaders of the church there. It is a very rural area, with widely dispersed communities, so Paul’s training, in Bible handling and leadership, will travel to where the people are. Paul previously served in Tanzania for 9 years as Principal of Mgororo Bible College. Paul's latest newsletter is available here.
Gabriel & Deborah Kijjambu head up the Luwero Project in Uganda. The project runs a school, farm, hospital and dormitories to look after orphaned kids and to bring them up in a Christian environment. The project also runs a church which has been steadily growing and of which Gabriel is the pastor. The Kijjambu's latest newsletter is available here.
Within the UK, as a church we also support James Bunyan who works for Universities and Colleges
Christian Fellowship (UCCF) in London. UCCF works with Christian unions to reach out with the gospel to students, including the many international students on UK campuses. James's latest newsletter is available here.
Andrew and Pamela work for Platform 67, keeping world missions simple and accessible to everyone. You could place Bibles in the hands of those who have never heard; or support an indigenous evangelist who already speaks the language and knows the culture; or help train and send a new generation of Asian missionaries to reach Asia’s megacities. You could even help disciple congregations of non-literate South Americans. To keep your prayers informed each month and connect with some of today’s most humble and effective ministries around the world. Sign up at platform67.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can make God’s ways known everywhere. Psalm.67:2 May your ways be known on earth. Your salvation among all nations.
We help support Helen Entwistle as she works with Bunda Bible College, in the Diocese of Mara part of the Anglican Church in Tanzania. Helen goes out to the college every year to help teach students. You can read more about Bunda Bible College and how you too can be involved by reading this leaflet. You can also keep up to date with what’s going on at the Bunda Bible College by visiting their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bundabiblecollege
Julia Reeves is working with New Tribes Mission (NTM) at a missionary school called Colegio Binimea in Mexico teaching English and Drama to Secondary students.You can read more about what Julia is doing here and read her latest prayer letter here. Also below are some recent comments from the Principal of the school where Julia is working -
Julia seems to have settled in great here. She moved in to her freshly renovated apartment last week and is making herself at home.She got off to a good start her first week of classes, so I think she will do very well here. We appreciate her enthusiasm and energy and willingness to adjust to us crazy Americans.
St Andrew's has a World Mission Task Team which seeks to encourage and support the church and our Away Team in their mission. For further information please speak to a member of the staff team.