International Missions

We love to support overseas mission because we wish to help fulfil the Great Commission to make disciples of all peoples. As a church we enter into partnership with other churches and individuals to support and encourage those who are called to serve overseas. The partners and missionaries we currently support with prayer and finances are below.

Contact Barbara Walls, our Missions Coordinator, for more information about our missions programmes:

 

Zane and Karen

Zane, Karen, William & Amelia, because of Covid-19, are working from New Zealand strengthening their church in Jakarta, Indonesia, a bustling metropolis with a population of around 30 million. Zane has resigned from his position as Acting Vicar, and Assistant Minister but will continue in the role until the end of 2020.

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Good Word Trust

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OCC is partnering with the Good Word Trust to help with social projects in Delhi NCR.

The Trust has been established for the benefit of the general public in India to provide help to marginalised sections of society through projects or programmes which will improve standard of living, enable income generation, develop the community, enhance opportunities for the disabled, promote justice, provide education and encourage gender equality, to address root causes of poverty, i.e., health, livelihood, skills and empowerment.

EDUCATION WON'T JUST CHANGE A PERSON, IT'LL CHANGE A COMMUNITY.

More information is available on the Good Word Trust website.

 

       

Juli and Erjola Celas

Julian and Erjola Cela, with their children Joel (6) & Jora (2) are working with the Evangelical Church of Tirana, Albania, leading Bible Studies, organising youth camps, couples retreats, outreach meetings, discipling believers, organising meal trains for sick people, visiting in the hospital and homes. Juli, who has prosthetic legs, is also developing a football team for amputees.

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Colin and Tania

Colin and Tania established a Goat Project and Pass On Scheme in Rural South Asia. Now living in New Zealand, Colin and Tania support 'Pastor B' and his wife and 'Nurse A' (the new overseers of the project) as they manage the team working on the farm with the goats, along with their pastoral and medical ministries in the local villages. A medical clinic and outreach is set to commence on the farm once the Covid situation settles. Colin and Tania have video meetings with Pastor B and Nurse A every week and return to visit the work at least once a year. (Names protected for security reasons)

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Other initiatives we support:

     

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Available at the church office for $9 per 200g bag. This coffee is grown in Northern Thailand and purchase of this coffee allows Bright Hope World to help poor local farmers change from growing opium to growing coffee.

 

 

Bread Tags For Wheelchairs 

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Bread tags come in many shapes, sizes and colours. Made of high impact polystyrene they also have good recycling value - it takes 200 bread bags full of tags that are packed into 10 black bags or 200kg of tags to bring in enough money to buy one wheelchair.

Mary Honeybun founded Bread Tags For Wheelchairs in 2006 in Cape Town and they now provide 2-3 wheelchairs to adults and children around South Africa every MONTH! Having a wheelchair gives the recipient independence and mobility and this makes a big difference to their families as well. Collecting bread tags, even broken ones, makes a difference to our environment too as they are recycled into seedling trays, picture frames, coat hangers and other items.

You too can make a difference to the lives of people who are in need of a wheelchair. Save your bread tags and get your families and friends to do so too. You can drop them in the plastic tub in the church foyer.

 

Samaritans Purse & Operation Christmas Child

Every year Samaritans Purse coordinate the Operation Christmas Child program by which they provide boxes for people to fill with gifts for children in third world countries. We encourage our church members and the community to get involved with this opportunity to give.

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stamps

Used stamps

These are also appreciated for fundraising for missions and can be donated in the box in the church foyer.

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