Christ Church Heiloo currently supports six mission partners. During September 2017 our focus is on Open Doors working with the persecuted church (see below). On Sunday 3rd September, 17.00, there will be a special service focusing on how we can pray for persecuted Christians around the world. All are welcome to attend.
All for Africa’s Children Today in Lesotho (Pulane Children’s Centre)
Pulane Children’s Centre lies in the foot hills of Lesotho, Southern Africa. It is home to more than 90 orphans or vulnerable children caused by the AIDS epidemic. Aged between 0 – 20 they receive love and care in a Christian environment, attending local schools and keeping contact with their villages and Sutho culture in the holidays. Jill Kinsey, an English missionary, started the Centre and was in charge for 8 years. She retired in 2016 and continues to live there. Grant Strugnall, a missionary and South African pilot, now runs the centre with his wife Emily. We have regular contact with them.
Intercontinental Church Society (ICS), UK
ICS is an international Church of England mission agency: making known the good news of Jesus Christ to English-speakers living, studying, working or holidaying away from home in countries where English is not the main language. ICS works mainly in continental Europe and around the Mediterranean. It is funded entirely by donations from individuals, churches and trusts that share its aims.
Jurgens and Eleanor Krause
Jurgens and Eleanor Krause are workers at the orphan house ‘’Pasture Valley.’’ Pasture Valley Children’s home was established in 2003 with the aim of providing a loving, Christian home to neglected and orphaned children from the Shiselweni region of Swaziland, in the South of Swaziland. This mission partnership will be different from the other five in that Jurgens and Eleanor are planning to support themselves financially. So the partnership will be one of prayer support and occasional pastoral wisdom. The only financial element is that Jurgens can ask the Leadership team to make a collection appeal to the congregation if they get into a financial crisis.
Open Doors, Ermelo, NL
Open Doors supports persecuted and threatened Christians in over 60 countries, through providing Bibles, Christian literature, training, livelihood skills and advocacy. Their aim is to keep the light of the world shining in some of the darkest places on earth. In the words of their founder Brother Andrew, “The work of the church is not survival. She exists to fulfil the Great Commission. Her work is making disciples of all nations.” To enable this Open Doors educates Christians in the free world, seeking to motivate them to identify with threatened and persecuted Christians in praying for and actively helping them.
De Herikon, Putten, NL
The Herikon is an interdenominational and evangelical organization that aims to strengthen disciples of Jesus Christ and Churches through evangelism, education and training. They are the Dutch branch of BCM International, a global mission organization.
Tyndale Theological Seminary, Amsterdam, NL
Tyndale Theological Seminary is an interdenominational, evangelical seminary that prepares students for ministries as pastors, teachers, missionaries, church planters and denominational leaders around the world. The seminary is a graduate, professional school offering accredited English language Masters programs. Tyndale stands as a witness for Christ in multi-cultural Europe, equipping leaders to reach Europe and the world with the gospel.