Tag: Mission

Stornoway Free Church WFM committee are planning a ‘Bake Stall’ on Saturday 22nd May in the MA hall from 12 – 2pm.

We are looking for donations of baking items, puddings such as Sticky Toffee, Apple pies, Fruit Crumbles, Jams and Marmalades. No items with fresh cream please.

We request that all items donated be bagged or boxed ready for selling in order to minimise handling.

The hall will be open from 9am on the day.

All proceeds to go to the WFM projects for 2020/2021

Covid regulations will be adhered to.

Thank you,

Donna Maciver, WFM Committee

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Stornoway Free Church Women for Mission

The last year has been very difficult for everyone. But the work of the Lord still goes on and it is our duty to do what we can to support those less fortunate than ourselves. With this in mind the WFM committee have continued to meet regularly through the wonders of technology to try and do what we can to support the various missions that we agreed on earlier in the year.

The four missions are :

The Leprosy Mission in India
Scripture Union Scotland
Moldova Support Group
WFM Disaster & Relief Fund

For more information you can download the leaflet or go to our website at https://womenformission.org/embracing-the-world/

If anyone wishes to make a donation you can also donate online - details for this are also on that site. Donations can also be given in an envelop marked ‘WFM’ and put in the collection plate at any of the services.

AGM

This year we hope to host a ‘virtual’ meeting live on ‘you tube’ on Saturday 22nd May at 2pm.

The main speakers are:

  • A representative from Scripture Union
  • David Macpherson from Peru

The project for 21/22 will also be launched that day and there will be a singing by CJ Macdonald (nee Martin).

I hope and pray you will be able to support us in whatever way you can.

God bless you all,

Donna Maciver

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Lakhnadon Christian Hospital, India

The Lakhnadon Christian Hospital in India has been virtually closed for two years as no doctor was available to work there. Many members of staff were transferred to other Emmanuel Hospital Association units. The Administrator, Mr Neeti Raj Nand, and his wife, nurse Shanti, continue to look after the property. Nurse Shanti provides palliative care in the community which spans an area up to 30 km from the hospital. Because of lack of income the hospital is in financial deficit though it has had some support from other EHA units, but they are also under severe pressure due to the Covid pandemic. There is also the real danger of encroachment on the property.

EHA now has identified a doctor couple, including a surgeon, to serve in LCH from June/July 2021. They will also have to assemble the necessary nursing and paramedical staff and the buildings need renovation. DVN Netherlands, of the Reformed Churches, who have helped PFC, the schools and the hospital in the recent past, are keen to support the work once the new team is in place.

It would be wonderful if friends in the Free Church of Scotland, many of whom supported the medical work in India throughout the twentieth century, could help out at this critical time. For anyone who wishes support the hospital, donations can be sent through the Donations page on the Free Church of Scotland website - Donate & Pay - Free Church of Scotland.   The donation description /reference entered should clearly show the donation is for “EHA Lakhnadon”.

Please contact Màiri MacPherson at mission@freechurch.org for further information. 

Click here to find out more about the Emmanuel Hospital Association

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All ladies are invited to join in a meeting organised by the Cross WFM on Wednesday 10th February at 12 noon. The speaker is Marsali Campbell speaking directly from Uganda.

Any ladies who would like to join can get the login details from Donna Maciver either by phone, text, messenger or email.

Email address is : donnamaciver1955@gmail.com

Mobile number is : 07810386774

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Each year the ladies of Pairc get busy making soup and lots of puddings to serve at a fund-raising lunch in Stornoway. Why? Well, a bowl of broth or a plate of pavlova here , helps to support Marsali Campbell who grew up in Gravir and the charity Dwelling Places in their work, rescuing children from a life living on the streets of Kampala, in Uganda.

While that method of fundraising is closed to us this year, their work continues amid the additional challenges that Covid 19 brings. In this month, which we associate with Thanksgiving, are you able to share some of what you have with these children by helping Marsali and Dwelling Places in their work? Whatever you can contribute will make a difference. Thank you.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/marsalisoup

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The Free Church of Scotland's Mission Board has received a report from Rev. Samit Mishra concerning the desperate situation in central India due to Covid-19.

Pastors and church planters received their salaries up to the end of February. Yet due to lack of offerings, they have not been paid since. This scenario is repeated in the two Mission Schools at Chhapara and Lakhnadon. As the schools are shut, no fees are coming in and the staff are not being paid. Many members of staff have extended families that rely on their income.

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The Global Mission Prayer Notes for April 2020 are now available.  Please email Mairianne at stornowayfreechurch@outlook.com if you would like a copy.

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