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Glenorchy Charities 2022

GLENORCHY MISSION CHARITIES 2022

Each year Glenorchy Church normally chooses three different charities to support through our Mission Box Scheme and special events, such as our Garden Party and Mission Concert or Tea Party. Please remember these charities and those who require help from them in your prayers.

We have chosen our three good causes for 2022 and will be reporting on them during the year here in the Review and on our notice board in the hall.

1 We are sticking with Rehoboth, the gallant family living near Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. Mark and Dorcas Nicholson have brought up a dozen adopted children, several of whom are approaching adulthood, as well as serving tirelessly in their local church and community. Mark was a client of Exmouth Open Door many years back, so we feel a special interest in this ministry.

 

2 We are returning to support Mercy Ships whose floating hospital calls at many ports around Africa and occasionally elsewhere, delivering top-class health care to coastal communities who would otherwise certainly miss out. This is a distinctively Christian ministry of healing in every sense.

 

3 For our local UK-based charity we are staying with the theme of healing and plan to support Hospicecare, which has a 12-bed unit in Exeter but delivers most of its care in the homes of patients. Currently they are running a major appeal and we felt it would be right to support this. We shall feature their work during the Mission Sunday service on March 27.

 

If you are reading this on-line click to find out more at
https://www.seewaytrust.org/zimbabwe
https://www.mercyships.org.uk/who-we-are/vision/
https://www.hospiscare.co.uk/

Glenorchy Charities 2021

GLENORCHY MISSION CHARITIES 2021

Each year Glenorchy Church normally chooses three different charities to support through our Mission Box Scheme* and special events, such as our Garden Party and Mission Concert or Tea Party. Please remember these charities and those who require help from them in your prayers.

Unfortunately, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, activities came to a standstill during 2020, including fundraising efforts for our three mission projects. The decision was therefore taken to continue support for the same organisations for a further year in the hope of being able to do more during 2021.

Events were still very limited, but include stalls at the Saturday coffee morning, a concert in October and an afternoon of “favourite prose and poetry” in November. There was also a generous response to an appeal for people to continue giving donations for Mission Sunday, even if they were not able to be in church on the day.

Our three chosen 2021 charities have continued to work hard during the pandemic:
1. Rehoboth:  Mark and Dorcas and their adopted family tell of continuing hardship in Zimbabwe, with hyper-inflation and political instability; somehow they keep going and really help those whom they serve.
2. The Prison Fellowship has sustained its activities during the pandemic, with extra pressure on prisoners and their families;
3. The Bible Society often distributes other things alongside scriptures when working in seriously deprived countries – and there are still languages without a translated Bible however hard that is to believe!

*Mission boxes: newer church members may not be familiar with the Mission Box Scheme. These boxes are made available for use at home. Sometimes kept on a mantelpiece, where visitors might see them, sometimes in the kitchen to help offload heavy pockets of loose cash. Church members who have joined our GiftAid Scheme are requested to put their name or GiftAid No. on or in the boxes.

Glenorchy Charities 2020

Glenorchy Charities – 2020

Each year Glenorchy Church normally chooses three different charities to support through our Mission Box Scheme* and special events, such as our Garden Party and Mission Concert or Tea Party. Please remember these charities and those who require help from them in your prayers.

Here are the three good causes which we will be seeking to support during this year.

1 Rehoboth, near Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, is the home of Mark Nicholson, his wife Dorcas and the ‘tribe’ (their word) of adopted youngsters. We have supported them in recent years and will be hearing more about their life and current difficulties at the Mission Sunday on March 15.

2 The Bible Society’s work is more varied than you might think – and this year marks the 200 th anniversary of the founding of a support group here in Exmouth, so it seemed very suitable to celebrate this through our support.

3 Our third charity, the Prison Fellowship, is new to us. Their staff and volunteers work in UK prisons, offering counselling and support to inmates and families. We shall learn more of
this ministry on Mission Sunday October 11 when one of their workers will visit to speak about it.

*Newer church members may not be familiar with the Mission Box Scheme. These boxes are made available for use at home. Sometimes kept on a mantelpiece, where visitors might see them, sometimes in the kitchen to help offload heavy pockets of loose cash. Church members who have joined our GiftAid Scheme are requested to put their name or GiftAid No. on or in the boxes.

Glenorchy Charities 2019

Each year Glenorchy Church normally chooses three different charities to support through our Mission Box Scheme* and special events, such as our Garden Party and Mission Concert or Tea Party.

In 2019 the three charities we are supporting are Littlebridge Children’s Hospice in North Devon, Mission Aviation Fellowship and Homes that Smile (an Exmouth charity which works closely with Social services to provide help to families in difficulty).

*Newer church members may not be familiar with the Mission Box Scheme. These boxes are made available for use at home. Sometimes kept on a mantelpiece, where visitors might see them, sometimes in the kitchen to help offload heavy pockets of loose cash. Church members who have joined our GiftAid Scheme are requested to put their name or GiftAid No. on or in the boxes.

Please remember these charities and those who require help from them in your prayers.

Glenorchy Charities 2018

Each year Glenorchy Church normally chooses three different charities to support through our Mission Box Scheme* and special events, such as our Garden Party and Mission Concert or Tea Party. In 2018, the three charities we are supporting are Water Aid, Toilet Twinning and the Rehoboth Charity in Zimbabwe.

Water Aid:

Approximately 650 million people live without access to safe water and 9000 children suffer every day from diarrhoea as a consequence. Washing hands with soap and clean water reduces the risk of diarrhoea by 50%. WaterAid is a charity supported in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Sweden, which works with partners across Africa, Southern Asia and in needy locations elsewhere to install hand pumps and safe water supplies. The people become healthier and the disease is much reduced.

Toilet Twinning:

Toilet Twinning is a scheme which operates through the Christian organisation Tearfund. T.F. arranges the twinning of toilets in U.K. churches, schools and even some private homes with those in areas receiving fresh water supplies for the first time. Villagers are helped to erect the new toilets and given training in their proper use.

*Newer church members may not be familiar with the Mission Box Scheme. These boxes are made available for use at home. Sometimes kept on a mantelpiece, where visitors might see them, sometimes in the kitchen to help offload heavy pockets of loose cash. Church members who have joined our GiftAid Scheme are requested to put their name or GiftAid No. on or in the boxes.

Please remember these charities and those who require help from them in your prayers, and also whenever you turn on the water taps fitted in your kitchen or bathroom. Amen.