Women for Mission’s Annual Meeting took place in Glasgow City Free Church on Saturday 18th May.
At the meeting, we provided an update on the Community Connections project, which has been raising funds to help disabled refugees in the Middle East, with building work in Manila and medical support in Bulgaria and to boost the WfM Heart for Home fund.
In the last year, we were delighted to report that over £40,000 has been raised through the generosity of WfM’s supporters across the country. It was great to gather with around 140 women to give thanks to God and to hear from people who’ve been helped through WfM’s different projects.
There is a rich variety of mission work happening throughout the world, and the wide range of speakers at the Annual Meeting reflected this. It was truly enlightening to listen to personal stories and updates from individuals and charities whose work WfM have supported over the years.
We heard from a mother in the Middle East whose son has benefited from the support of DARP, a charity we raised money for last year which helps disabled refugees; her gratitude was clear to see. Barbara Davies, who works with a people group in France, spoke to us about some of the challenges faced by the people she and her husband work with. We also heard from Iain Murchison who received a Support a Volunteer grant to help with travel costs when he went to work with children in Mozambique and from Caitriana who works in Central Asia. Ruth Campos also spoke to us about the work of Operación San Andrés, an organisation WfM will be raising funds for as part of its new 2019/20 project, Mobilising for Mission.
As well as raising funds to help Operación San Andrés develop their work in Lima, Peru, Mobilising for Mission will raise funds for Donald and Rosangela Fraser who work with WEC in Holland, for training for Free Church Youth Camp leaders and for World on Our Doorstep which provides cultural awareness training to church leaders and volunteers in Govanhill, Glasgow.
Find out more about Mobilising for Mission here.
Our thanks to everyone who attended our meeting in Glasgow - it was great to see you all there supporting mission work in the name of God throughout the world.