Mission and Giving at Cambourne Church
The Mission & Giving group coordinate and promote our mission links by providing information and encouraging prayer, practical involvement and financial provision.
At the end of 2017, Cambourne Church’s giving was distributed as follows:
Pastor George & Jackline at Uzimatele, Nairobi, Kenya (£1665)
Bishop Desire Mukanirwa & Claudaline in Goma, DR Congo (£1665)
a ministry project visited by our church youth group several years ago, including a children’s home for orphans, a primary school in the local Gituamba slum area, a community church and a training centre for adults.
West Cambridge Christian Youth Ministries (£750)
a long-standing link with Cambourne Church established by Peter & Emma Wood, including Desire’s church leadership and evangelistic ministry and Claudaline’s ministry in a local school and in a training centre for women and girls. www.asdigcharity.com
A Rocha: Christian charity caring for God’s earth (£250)
Salvation Army (£500) www.salvationarmy.org
youth ministry involving churches of all denominations in the West Cambridge area (youth events, weekends away, school visits and leadership training) www.wccym.org
URC Mission link in Zimbabwe (£300)
their band supports Carols on the Green in December
Toilet Twinning with a displacement camp in CAR (£240)
specific support for a secondary school project linked to the URC Eastern Region, whose delegation visited the area in December 2017
the suite of Cambourne Church toilets has been twinned with a block of toilets in a displacement camp in the Central African Republic, a country where 25% of the population have been displaced owing to conflict and Tearfund is working to provide safe water supplies and sanitation, including through toilet construction www.toilettwinning.org www.tearfund.org
Our recommendations for current and prospective mission links are informed by the five marks of mission which we studied as a church last year.
1. To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom (tell)
2. To teach, baptize and nurture new believers (teach/train)
3. To respond to human need by loving service (tend)
4. To seek to transform unjust structures of society (transform)
5. To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the earth (treasure)
More detailed information about our mission partners can be found in the Mission & Giving updates that are produced: