Mission Focus Group
The Mission Focus Group exists to promote – for information and prayer needs – those individuals and organisations associated with Castlehold Baptist who are involved in full-time mission work away from the IOW. We seek to achieve this in a variety of gatherings – homegroups as well as the Sunday morning Service for instance – and through a variety of media – church website and Facebook as well as Notices of a Sunday morning.
The MFG exists therefore to ensure that Mission work that is conducted out of sight is never done out of mind.
Baptist Missionary Society
The BMS works all over the world. Their “Action Teams” provide a great way for young people to experience mission overseas on short-term placements. For more information please see the BMS website – www.bmsworldmission.org
As a church we support the Baptist Missionary Society in prayer. Some of our members also contribute financially via the BMS birthday scheme. For more details please see the BMS webs site or contact our local Birthday Scheme Secretary – Wendy Arnold. We also have direct links with mission partners who have been sent out from the Island.
When appropriate we advertise the work of Love Russia. For more details see their website – www.loverussia.org
Hope Now works in Ukraine to share the love of Jesus in both word and deed by providing support for orphans and street children, as well as healthcare for children with birth abnormalities. Every summer teams from the UK go to help in this work. For more details contact Peter Comber or see their website – www.hopenow.org.uk
Open Doors seeks to support Christians overseas who are persecuted for their beliefs. For more details see their website www.opendoors.uk.org
St Luke’s Leprosarium, South India
St Luke’s is a referral centre for leprosy patients. It has 90 in-patient beds, and treats 1600 out-patients each year. Leprosy is curable, but still carries a terrible social stigma.
Tear Fund works with the poorest people around the world. We follow one or two of their special projects each year. For more information please see their website – www.tearfund.org