Links & Charities

St. Dunstan's Church supports the following organizations:

A Rocha UK

A worldwide Christian nature conservation organisation. 

The Pain Exchange

A Christian pain management programme, helping people to cope with chronic pain.

Church Mission Society (CMS)

A worldwide mission organisation established in 1799.   We are supporting mission partners Tom and Verity Clare and their family. Tom is now working full-time as a GP in Arua.   Contact Jacqui if you would like to receive email newsletters.


They ask for prayer:

  • To thank God for the rich blessings of 2020 – for health and safety here, for generous family, friends and other supporters, for the rapid development of COVID vaccinations and for His love and peace with us here
  • For ongoing peace and justice through the election process and any subsequent protests that may occur
  • For wisdom for Tom in guiding health facilities in pointing patients towards God, in pressing forward with community health insurance at Katiyi and in making plans for the year, along with Heather Sharland
  • For Verity as she takes on new trauma healing training over the next few months and begins to speak to local people about the hope God provides in the face of trauma, as well as for patience in her role as teacher at home
  • For Ezra – to appreciate and enjoy the blessings of homeschooling when he would perhaps rather be socialising all day every day!
  • For Eli – to continue to settle locally and to build one or two friendships with local children as well as with others in the missionary community
  • For Simeon – to continue to grow in the contentment he already displays so clearly, knowing and appreciating God’s full blessings in his life
  • For Joel – to remain healthy and happy as he continues to thrive here

ALMA

We support the London Diocese's Angola-London-Mozambique Association with our link parish, St Marks, Matola, Mozambique (see below).  Their latest newsletter tells about their struggle during the coronavirus pandemic

Hope for Kids - The Oasis Girls Home in Guatemala

In a country steeped in poverty and violence, The Oasis is an aptly named centre where girls who have suffered terrible sexual abuse begin their journey of rescue, redemption and restoration towards the lives that God intended for each and every one of them. The breadth and the impact of this ministry is vast yet every single girl who passes through is lifted high as an individual to reflect her true and God given worth. She has a name. Mums as young as 10 years old receive professional care for healing in a loving family environment in which to grow and flourish. Once the more immediate effects of trauma have begun to be addressed and the healing journey has started, loving foster homes and adoptive parents are sought while the extended family network of Kids Alive International continues to provide community and support in to adulthood. 

St Dunstan’s supports Hope for Kids International in this work through prayer and financial giving. Many of our members have also joined teams on the regular visits and sponsor sites or children. Tony Bailey and David Morgans are both trustees of Hope for Kids and would be delighted to tell you more about what the charity does, where it works and how you can help.

Watch a short message from Tia Wendy at Oasis: 

Tia Wendy in Guatemala

Children's Society

Our annual Christingle service supports the Children's Society.

 

We are also part of community projects with other churches

See our mission projects.

 

with St Mark’s, Matola

St Marks

For many years St Dunstan’s has had a link with an Anglican Church in Mozambique called St Mark’s.  Most of our communication has been through letters and more recently the internet.  However in 2010 I was able to spend a fortnight with the people of St Mark’s. I stayed for some of the time with their then vicar Rogeiro Simone and his family but also spent a week travelling seeing some of the projects that the Anglican Church had initiated in southern Mozambique.

St Marks BuildingAlthough small, the Anglican Church in Mozambique has had a profound effect on many lives. In my short stay I saw how churches had set up orphanages and schools, provided water pumps and mosquito nets, offered training opportunities to the unemployed and had played its part in bringing and sustaining peace in a country ravaged in recent times by civil war and floods.  Some of the pictures below show some of the projects I saw. Mozambique is desperately poor, the average life span is 38 years old.  However I witnessed and even experienced time and time again the incredible generosity, solidarity and joy of God’s people in their service to others.

Jon Westall
Vicar of St.Dunstan's East Acton

 

 

 

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