Global Mission Support
Menai Anglican Church partners with others to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations in order that people become fully devoted followers of him.
In 2017 we will have six Link Missionary connections living on four different continents. They are involved in a range of work including ESL teaching and evangelism with women, Church leader encouragement and church planting, the Aboriginal church and FIFO workers, NGO community support and evangelism, housing construction for rental return aiding ministry projects and outreach to surfers and young people. Some of them work in situations where we can't publish details about them or their needs for security reasons. Updates in church are one way to keep in touch with those friends.
Our link with missionaries means that we are committed to helping support them financially, pray for them personally, stay informed about their work and other circumstances, email them with our news and provide other practical help whenever needed (for example helping provide accommodation or a car for them when they come home on leave).
"How can they believe if they have not heard the message?
How can they hear if the message is not proclaimed?" Romans 10:14
By Internet: Direct transfer to BSB: 062-259 and ACCOUNT: 908164 PAYEE: St Paul's Anglican
REFERENCE: name of missionary eg BECKMANS
By Offertory envelopes: Simply mark the left hand side with the missionary name and enclose an amount.
THANKS FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT IN 2016. PLEASE KEEP OUR FRIENDS WELL PROVIDED FOR IN 2017
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
CMS SUMMER SCHOOL 2017
is over for this year but you can STILL listen to the first two talks or buy the complete set here: www.nswsummerschool.org.au/media/
Tim and Avril Beckman with Ella are back in Zambia and settled into their house. Tim's work began in the first week of April and he will be continuing to build properties that will provide income for the ministry work of Operation M*bilisation. Please pray for wisdom in the decisions he has to make. They will both have opportunities to present the good news and mentor the building workers and women with whom they have contact. Please ask for renewal of friendships and the making of new ones and for Ella as she adjusts to a completely different world from the one she knows in Australia and for discernment for Av as she makes decisions about how much exposure to many, many new children is good for her daughter.
Catch up with all other secure missionary information in church at the weekend
Only news that does not affect the security of our missionaries will be published here
Check out the Mission Noticeboard on the back wall of the church for up to date information.
For any other information about our mission links contact Bryan Pevely on 0435 391 167
These are the organisations we link with in supporting our missionaries
FAQs on going short-term with CMS in 2017
Is it possible to serve short-term with CMS?
Yes! We have many who serve with CMS is this way. Personnel who serve short-term and/or have limited theological or cross-cultural training are categorised in CMS as Short Term Workers (STWs).
How long is short-term?
Between three months and two years. (The average is about 12 months.)
What do short-termers do?
Anything from teaching in English, to exercising professional skills in hospitals, churches, theological colleges, relief programs and/or add to the ministries of local organisations which are in partnership with CMS Australia.
Where can short-termers go?
CMS works in all kinds of ministries in over 35 different countries – there are potential short-term opportunities all over the world.
Why should I go with CMS?
CMS-Australia has been sending missionaries for almost 200 years. We have an excellent track record in looking after people and working sensitively in partnership with national churches.
What do I need to do?
Firstly you must be a committed Christian who agrees with the CMS principles and object.You must also have been a member of CMS for at least 12 months.
As an STW, serving short-term, you need to be professionally qualified in your area of service and preferably have experience in your field. SEOs require documentation from their place of study.
Following a meeting with your CMS branch you will go through an application process, including forms, references, police check, medical clearance and interviews.
All short-term positions with CMS are self-funded.
See the website for more details www.cms.org.au
ANZAC DAY 2015 WITH THE GOSCOMBES IN WICKHAM WA
On the 100th anniversary of ANZAC Day,
many of our Field Staff held dawn services
and memorial services around the country.
Rich Goscombe has been involved in Anzac
Day services since arriving in Wickham
six years ago and has seen the number of
attendees at the dawn service grow from
150 to 600 people last year. With this year
being the centenary, he was hoping to
reach more of the community through the
Roebourne Dawn Service and he certainly
One of the things I really like about
Anzac Day is that there are very few
opportunities to talk about the issues of
death (until people reach a point of crisis in
their lives) and this is a day in our calendar
that allows us to do that. The nature of
sacrifice and laying down one’s life provides
very strong parallels with the gospel and
what God has done for us in Christ. And I
was privileged to be able to share that with
the 1200 people who attended the service.
It’s a great number for a small town and
we were able to get more children and local
Aboriginal folk in Roebourne involved
There’s only one Aboriginal person
referred to on the current cenotaph in
Roebourne – as it only has names from
the First World War on it and folk started
moving into Roebourne in the 1920s – so
we’ve been doing a lot of research into
Aboriginal families who have represented
since then and will be unveiling a lot of
names in the next while in the hope that
eventually this will draw all ages and indeed
black and white together.
What’s been underlined to me is
the significance of events like this to
communities of remote areas and country
towns. And to see our services grow
tenfold in six years has been fantastic. In
a society that has increasingly removed
all consciousness of God from its thinking
and daily life, it is so important to be able
to put God at the centre of these cultural
celebrations through recognition of Him
and prayer to Him for the prospect of peace
and for the damage that war has done to
the nations and those impacted by war