As a church we want to share God’s love far beyond Alsager. We therefore support a mix of partner organisations working locally and around the world to bring relief from poverty - spiritual and physical. Whilst many organisations are supported by individual church members, we have chosen those below to pray for and give money to as a whole church.
What drives Tearfund is a belief that the local church is a powerful force for transformation in communities living in every kind of poverty. Inspired by the example and teaching of Jesus, they recognize that people have deeply interconnected material and spiritual needs, and they seek to meet those needs by working through local church partners. Churches are at the heart of their communities – full of dedicated, resourceful people who want to make a long-term difference. Tearfund works particularly in Africa, Asia and South America.
Through Tearfund, Christ Church are linked to the Warmis Project in the Cajamarca area of northern Peru. A group of us visited the project in 2014 to see the fantastic work that is being done there to tackle the long-term problems causing poverty. This includes training local farmers in techniques to combat the effects of climate change and helping families find new extra sources of income. Find out more about Tearfund and Warmis here
Interchristian Fellowships' Evangelical Mission (IcFEM) is an indigenous Kenyan organisation based in Kimilili, Western Kenya with a mission of smooth integration of community development, evangelism and innovative provision of holistic care. IcFEM aims at building people, especially in rural areas, both spiritually and practically to become self-supporting. Find out more about IcFEM here
The Oakhanger Project is a Christian based organisation providing a range of Outdoor and Adventure activities designed to encourage and enable the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth and development of those taking part. It has strong links with the church in Oakhanger, where we partner with local Methodists, but works with young people from a much wider area. Find out more about the Oakhanger Project here
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is a Christian organisation working for religious freedom through advocacy and human rights, in pursuit of justice. CSW are passionate about everyone’s right to complete freedom in their religious or non-religious beliefs. They work in over 20 countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, defending everyone’s right to freedom of religion or belief. Find out more about CSW here.
UCB is a Christian media charity (based in Stoke) that exists to offer every person in every place in the UK at every moment of the day, the opportunity to hear, watch or read the Word of God in a relevant and engaging way. They broadcast on radio and TV, produce films and produce the daily devotionals, 'Word for Today'. Find out more about UCB here
The vision of Wycliffe Bible Translators is that by 2025, together with partners worldwide, they aim to see a Bible translation programme begun in all the remaining languages that need one. Find out more about Wycliffe here.
Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. They work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. Find out more about Christian Aid here.
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