CTIM Medway Ministers' & Leaders' together in prayer & praise
Regrettably the two most recent planned Ministry Trips, one to northern Uganda in January and the other to Brazil in April had to be postponed. The honest reason was work overload, which affected the Director’s health (he had been warned repeatedly!). We also had insufficient funds to meet the high costs of the Uganda trip. However, flights are booked and the preparation and mobilisation on the ground is well underway for the next two scheduled trips (see below). God willing, the Brazil trip can be rescheduled for Easter next year to coincide with an annual Mission Conference there.
Ministry Trips 2014
Peter is the key speaker on all these ministry trips.
- 19th June-2nd July: northern Uganda (leadership training and church visits)
- 11th-24th September: India (church visits, Leaders Conference)
Any financial assistance with these ministry trips is most welcome as we fund them all. God bless you!
For they are traveling for the Lord, and they accept nothing from people who are not believers. So we ourselves should support them so that we can be their partners as they teach the truth. 3 John 1.7-8
Widows, orphans & student training...
Since 1994 we have been financially supporting widows, orphans, church leaders and students particularly with school fees. A decision was made to wind this side of the ministry down, and we are now left with just four young people, the children of widow Nighty Opio from Kigumba, and Walter Olima from Agwata. We have our own churches well established in both towns as a result of outreaches in each place in the past. We thank God for everyone who has so faithfully and generously given financially over the many years to give these young people a future and a hope. All have succeeded and are doing very well.
Every week we post a short devotional word of encouragement early on a Wednesday morning. These can be read from our blog www.inn.org.uk or from our Friends of Inn Facebook page or on Twitter. Do please access these.
Churches Together in Medway (CTIM)...
The first few months of chairing CTIM have been marvelous. There is a fresh sense of expectation and excitement, of harmony and mutual love and co-operation amongst church ministers and leaders. We have met twice for breakfast and to hear representatives of Christian organizations talk about how they are impacting their communities, the most recent being from two of the Chaplains at the Universities of Medway. For the very first time, certainly in 30 or more years, ministers and leaders met to pray together for the city. This was hosted by the Dean of Rochester Cathedral. We joined across the denominations, nations and generations to seek God for the welfare of the city (Jeremiah 29.7). These gatherings are planned to happen every other month. Everyone is invited to pray for Medway on 30th June (see enclosed/attached).
June 2014 - August 2014
“Intercession is evangelism on your knees.” Anon
Day 1 Finance, accounts and admin: Gillian Marchand
Day 2 Patron: Jean Darnall, Jean Darnall Ministries
Day 3 All Inn-tercessors, sponsors and donors
Day 4 Voluntary Staff member: Evelyn Kusi
Day 5 Trustee: Duncan Cawte, Hillsong London/Kent
Day 6 Inn CM: communications, publicity and media
Day 7 Future: focus, identity, connections
Day 8 Virtual VOICE: development & effectiveness
Day 9 King’s Church, Gillingham (formerly The VOICE)
Day 10 All fundraising sponsored events
Day 11 Further funding for growth and expansion
Day 12 Supporting church: Beulah CF, Gillingham
Day 13 Director: Peter Marchand: finance, health
Day 14 Uganda Team member: Tom Ongom
Day 15 Northern Uganda June/July ministry trip
Day 16 India September ministry trip
Day 17 Uganda partner: Milton Ogwal
Day 18 Ugandan widow and orphans: Nighty Opio
Day 19 Ugandan student: Walter Olima
Day 20 Uganda church network: Kaberamaido Pastors
Day 21 Uganda church plant: Agwata
Day 22 India partner: Suresh Vemulapalli
Day 23 IVM church: Raparla Village Church
Day 24 India Village Ministries: Leadership Training
Day 25 Brazil partner: Roberto Araújo, Katy, Benjamin
Day 26 Medway Youth worker: Daniella Beaumont
Day 27 Churches Together in Medway
Day 28 Medway Ministers Group
Day 29 Ghana partner: Kojo Kyeremateng
Day 30 Medway Council: Trevor Clarke
Day 31 Local Member of Parliament: Tracey Crouch