Simon & Victoria Ewing, working in Tanzania.
Simon and Victoria Ewing and their children Tabitha and Reuben are missionaries with Emmanuel International working in Tanzania. They flew out to Iringa in central Tanzania in early February 2017 to commence learning Swahili, before moving to Mwanza on the edge of Lake Victoria in early May. They will be particularly involved with the communities living on the rural islands on Lake Victoria. Simon will be particularly considering how he can assist with issues around energy, initially this is likely to be through setting up and supporting a project to distribute fuel efficient stoves. Victoria will be focusing on using her public health skills to support a local NGO through establishing and supporting a community health education project.
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Tony & Ann Giles, working with Mercy Ships.
Since 1996, Ann & Tony have been involved with Mercy Ship programmes in the nations of Benin, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and To-go. They have also worked in Uganda and Kenya. Mercy Ships provides free surgery and medical care in some of the poorest countries in the world, and partners with local communities to improve health care, offering training and advice, materials and hands-on assistance. Tony is a surgeon operating on maxillo-facial, cleft lip and facial tumour cases. Ann is a trained nurse and works to assist the operating team or with palliative care on non-operable cases.
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Danni & Sarah Ispas, working with CAR in Carand, Romania.
Sarah is from Leighton Buzzard and grew up in Hockliffe Street Baptist Church. In 2006 she married Danni Ispas who comes from Romania. They both felt God’s calling to work in the west of Romania in a village called Carand. They are building a house there in order to be more efficient in their ministry, and to provide a home in which to bring up their son Tobias born in 2008 and daughter Ella born in 2011.
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Click here to go to CAR’s website



Stephen, supporting Christians in the Middle East.
Stephen works for Middle East Christian Outreach (MECO) International, drawing on his professional background in human rights and public policy as he provides support and advice to Christians facing discrimination and persecution. Stephen’s ministry covers the Middle East and North Africa, as he assists individual victims, works towards changing policies and laws underlying persecution, and provides advice and training to equip Christians to prepare for and respond well to persecution.
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Anand and Samson, ministering at Grace Evangelical Church.
Grace Evangelical Church in Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, was planted by the United Christian Church in Dubai in early 2014. They have a diverse congregation with nationals from many countries, with nearly 50 members. Anand Samuel is the Senior Pastor and Samson Thomas is his pastoral assistant. We pray for their ministry amongst the foreign nationals and the local community.
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Pastor Daniel and his wife, Vetuta.
Pastor Daniel leads the Romanian arm of CAR, “Pro Community Romania”, as well as pastoring the evangelical church in Carand and supporting three other local churches in the surrounding areas. Through Pro Community Romania, CAR operates an “Adopt a Friend” system to support needy people.
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Click here to go to CAR’s website



John Shortt, supporting Christians in Education.
John is a teacher-educator and a speaker and writer on education from a Christian perspective. John worked with the European Educators’ Christian Association (EurECA) from 2000 – 2016, speaking at conferences and seminars in various parts of eastern Europe. Now retired, he still occasionally speaks and continues to write. He is also Professorial Fellow in Christian Education at Liverpool Hope University and was for many years an adjunct professor for Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Click here to go to EurECA’s website



Philip and Violet Saa’d, and the Haifa Baptist Church, Israel.
Philip & Violet have ministered in Israel for over thirty years. Philip pastors a Baptist Centre in Haifa which is strategically located to be a vital Christian presence and witness to both Jews and Arabs, and to the many expatriates who come to live and work in the city. Violet teaches as well as working for the church.

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Click here to go to the Baptist Twinning website



Hanna and Lina Eid, working with an arab Baptist Church in Eilaboun, Israel.
Hanna and Lina come from the small village of Eilaboun just a few miles west of the Sea of Galilee. HSBC helped Hanna while he studied for a year at Cornhill College, London, before returning to his home village in Israel to assist the pastor in the church there. His wife Lina leads the women’s ministry in their church as well as caring for their three young children.
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Ian and Andrea, working in Spain on a project broadcasting to North Africa, supported by the Baptist Missionary Society.
Through the BMS link missionary scheme, HSBC has been supporting Ian & Andrea since 2003. They are involved in producing various forms of media in Arabic and Spanish to help strengthen and build the churches in Spain and North Africa. Ian works mainly on camera, programme production and editing, while Andrea works in production and directs the segments that make up the programmes.
As a church we support them in prayer and practical ways, but we respect their request not to share further details of their work via the internet.



The Baptist Missionary Society.
BMS World Mission is a Christian mission organisation, working in around 34 countries on four continents. BMS works through long, medium and short-term workers, teams and volunteers, as well as supporting a large number of partner workers around the world, providing people, funding, training and expertise where needed.
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Click here to go to BMS World Mission’s website



Mission Aviation Fellowship – Reaching the Unreachable.
MAF was founded at the end of WW2. Their mission is to operate light aircraft to remote places and bring medical care, supplies and the Christian message to cut off areas of the world. Today MAF is a worldwide partnership operating over 120 aircraft from bases in 30 countries. They are serving 2,500 destinations enabling aid and development agencies , missions, national and local churches and groups to bring relief and healing for physical and spiritual needs.
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Tearfund is made up of Christians across the world who are passionate about the local church bringing justice and transforming lives – overcoming global poverty. It’s vision is to see 50million people released from material and spiritual poverty through a worldwide network of 100,000 local churches. Tearfund is driven by a belief that the local church is a powerful force for transformation in communities living in every kind of poverty.
Click here to go to TEARfund’s website