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

TO GIVE:

By Internet: Direct transfer to BSB: 062-259 and ACCOUNT: 908164 PAYEE: St Paul's Anglican

REFERENCE: name of missionary eg BECKMANS

OR

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

Latest News


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/

 

 

OTHER NEWS:

May 2017:

ZAMBIA NEWS:

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

 

NOTE:

Only news that does not affect the security of our missionaries will be published here

 BUT

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


The Bush Church Aid Society

Operation Mobilisation



CMS Australia

 

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

did:

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

Rich Goscombe

Wickham WA