They included Henry Thornton MP and William Wilberforce MP.
The founders of CMS were committed to three great enterprises: abolition of the slave trade, social reform at home and world evangelisation.
The Peart Family - Bolivia
Andrew, Lisa, & Liliana and Anayah.
They feel called to share the gospel message through serving the local community and wider church in one of the fastest growing cities in South America, Santa Cruz. As well as being Bolivia’s financial centre, its rapid change has resulted in significant socio-economic challenges such as reducing educational opportunities, healthcare shortages, social instability, infrastructure issues, worsening sanitation and increasing corruption.
They will be partnering with the local church to strengthen its missional outreach to schools, residents and businesses. They sisting the diocese in its goal to become financially self-supporting.
The church that we are connected to, Cristo Luz del Mundo (meaning “Christ the Light of the World”), i located within the heart of the financial and residential centre. It is well placed to connect to and engage missionally with the burgeoning community of middle-class professionals, businesses and families.
Partnering with the local church to strengthen its missional outreach to schools, residents and businesses. We will also be assisting the diocese in its goal to become financially self-supporting.
We stepped out in faith two years ago and we are now walking in that faith. The work we are involved in is bearing some fruit and it’s amazing to see God’s hand in so many lives and situations within the community of Satélite Norte. We are mindful that we are guests here in this beautiful land. Building Christ-centered, authentic relationships take time and we can’t rush it. Equally so does learning the language, the culture, the city, the quirks in the systems, working through our own frustrations, trials, failures – I could go on! In this life, 19 months is a short time and we feel called to more.
The words on our hearts are “relational” and “pioneering”. Andrew recently said this: “Mission is sometimes simply spending time with people, sitting in their garden, hanging out, sharing life and connecting.” Mission is about people, reflecting Christ’s love in relationships, discipleship. We teach what we know but we reproduce what we are.