As a church, our main support is for 3 individuals/ organisations. This covers the following areas: - *Persecuted Christians *Bible translation work *Poverty/ development/ disaster work
The persecution facing Christians is the largest human rights violation issue in today’s world. According to the World Evangelical Alliance over 200 million Christians in at least 60 countries are denied fundamental human rights because of their faith. FACT
We help support persecuted Christians and their Families through the work of
The church, and individuals, give regularly to this work. As well as this, ACF contributed to the appeal for Christians in Orissa who were/are suffering greatly for their faith.
We also pray at various times throughout the year for persecuted Christians – and we participate every year in the
We also had the opportunity to participate in Barnabas’ latest campaign.. WHY SHOULD THEY BE SECRET? Calling for an end to the ‘Islamic Apostacy Law’ where a Muslim who professes faith in Christ may face the death penalty in certain countries.
Worldwide over 300 million people do not have access to God’s written word in their own ‘heart’ language. 2479 languages have scripture – 451 of these only have a complete bible. That leaves over 2200 ... FACT
“ Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and The Son and The Holy Spirit” Matthew 28 : 19
How can they believe if they have not heard? Romans 10: 14
We support Beata Wozna who works with the Seimat people in Papua New Guinea – writing their language for the first time.
As well as financial and prayer support, we regularly send medication to one of the local men who helps in the translation work. Rudolf
Beata will be here next week to share the latest news from Papua New Guinea..
Please join us at SWITCH on Sunday 7 th Feb at 7.30pm. Beata will also be at the prayer meeting On Tuesday 9 th Feb at 7.30pm
According to the UN 25, 000 people die every day from Hunger. According to UNAIDS over 33 million people are living With HIV/AIDS. Africa has over 14 million AIDS orphans FACT
“ Whatever you do for one of the least of these brothers of mine you do for me” Matthew 25:40
Speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves- For the rights of all who are destitute Proverbs 31: 7 - 9
Lastly we regularly support the work of As well as prayer on a Tuesday we have given to various appeals this last year eg Zimbabwe , Sudan and last week Haiti. – there is an update at the end on Haiti.
ACF also has links with India National Inland Mission We are praying about the possibility of further contact/ support/ trips...
In the last year we have also had links with: Via the international Student Welcome Meals and ‘ CAMEO’ – a group for International women
We also particpate in the shoebox appeal run every year by
Looking ahead... We are praying about ways to get connected to churches in areas that are less well financially resourced. More to follow...
Finally – thank you for contributing to the appeal for Haiti – We raised £2600 which has been doubled by BP to £5200 !
Photo: World Relief The church – love in action ‘ Among rickety shacks and smouldering campfires, an evangelical revolution is gathering speed.’ The Guardian, 24 January 2010