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MISSION MATTERS #1

            Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
         How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in?
      And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?
          And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
        And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? Romans 10:13-15
Sunday 22nd January saw Jim King
leading the congregation at the Parish
Church in prayer for us during our last
service at St Peter's — for a while any-
way! How privileged and encouraged we
are to be ‘sent;’ out as Mission Partners
for Chalfont St Peter Parish, serving with
WEC (World Evangelisation for Christ)
International at the UK headquarters in
Coventry (www.wec-uk.org). We are
thankful for the ongoing prayers of all the
congregations in the Parish, and for many individuals praying at home as
well.
Those who ‘GO’ and those who ‘SEND’ are both vital in a Mission
Partnership — mutually encouraging, challenging and supporting each other
as they serve God in their different ways. We were first stirred in 2008 to use
our professional skills in mission work and after five years of preparation and
searching (and a baby!), we were clearly led from our home on the beautiful
island of Guernsey to train and serve at WEC's base in Gerrards Cross
(Bulstrode Park). In 2015, WEC made the decision to sell Bulstrode and
restructure, with a core headquarters team moving to the ethnically and
culturally diverse city of Coventry and other teams dispersing around the
country. 1,800 WEC missionaries work in 90 nations around the world to
offer the good news of Jesus to people who have yet to hear it. Thousands
of these ‘unreached’ men, women and families have come to the UK from
countries which are very difficult to access with Christian ministry, so we
work with local churches to reach them here in a wide variety of ways,
seeing lives changed and hope restored by God's love.
Paul is full-time IT Manager for WEC (UK), supporting teams of missionaries
around the UK— a very different working environment from his 20 years
managing IT in the off-shore finance industry! Nicky is prayerfully
considering potential part-time ministries, pending a school place for
daughter Grace (age 7) and getting the house unpacked.
After 2½ years making friends around Chalfont St Peter and worshipping at
St Peter's for much of that time, we were sad to leave in January, but greatly
encouraged that we remain part of the overall mission of the CSP Parish

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