Support Roles

This section lists the different ways through which you can support world mission.

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1. Child sponsorship Children relate to other children and many sponsorship programmes offer opportunities to write, share photos and express generosity. Linking up with similar aged children of missionaries you know might also be a possibility. 2. Let them see the need Giving them first-hand experience of the needs of others. Perhaps...
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Book Reviews

"Be warned - this book is dynamite, blowing excuses and ignorance to smithereens". A review of this book by Marina Prins and Braam Willemse. Reviewed by Joy Piper.
Reviewed by Joy Piper
Sending missionaries is one of the most important tasks of the church and this book will help you do that right.
  • OSCAR's Serving as Senders Course

    Serving as Senders is aimed at those individuals and churches who want to support missionaries working overseas. Regular courses are held around the UK and Mike Frith is also willing to come to your church and conduct a weekend or day course on this theme. A one hour overview is also available.

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