Barnabas Fund was established in 1993 as no other
agency could be found which was providing practical help to Christians in
Muslim environments. Since that time our ministry has grown and we now bring
hope and aid to the persecuted Church in over 50 countries.
So, what makes Barnabas Fund different from other
Christian organisations which deal with persecution?
We support only Christians ("Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good
to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers."
The majority of our aid goes to Christians living in Muslim-majority
We help by channelling money from Christians through Christians to Christians:
A charity in the Diocese of Peterborough which provides residential accommodation in
Peterborough and Northampton for vulnerable young families offering them training and
rehabilitation in a warm caring environment. The units are staffed 24 hours a day, 365
days a year by qualified and experienced child care staff.
Patrick and Rosie Butler, with their children Luke
and Jess, in Paraguay
Batlagundu is a remote rural village that lies at the foot of the Kodikanal Hills in the
District of Dindigul, Tamil Nadu.
Northants and Rutland Mission to the Deaf
The Mission is based at St Mark's Centre for Deaf People, 7 Green Street, Northampton
NN1 1SY, and is served by the chaplaincy of Rev'd L Jane Butler. Services are held each
week across the Diocese - including on the second Sunday in each month at St Andrew's,
EuroAid is the name given to the division of Eurovangelism operating humanitarian relief
projects mainly in Eastern Europe. Examples of their projects include - in Albania: food
for malnourished children, clothing and toys, medical supplies and hospital equipment, and
(in a joint project with Tear Fund), six ambulances - in Poland: summer camps for
underprivileged children - in Romania: self-help agricultural projects and help for
orphanages - in Ukraine: medical supplies for child victims of Chernobyl nuclear disaster
- further projects in Russia, former Yugoslavia, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Hungary and
CMS is an evangelistic
mission working to see a world transformed by the love of Jesus.
Continuing a ministry which Jesus himself exercised in bringing healing to victims of
Leprosy - the Leprosy Mission involves more than drugs and surgery; it is compassion, love
and spiritual healing too. There are many remote locations where leprosy victims are hard
to find - they may not seek help - they may believe their disease to be a form of divine
punishment - they may have been cast out of their homes and banished by family and
friends, no longer able to work or function in society.
Mission Statement "To minister in the name of Jesus Christ to
the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of individuals and
communities disadvantaged by leprosy; working with them to uphold human
dignity and eradicate leprosy".
Founded in 1701, the Society is a major voluntary mission agency which works not just by
sending people overseas, but by partnership - sharing, receiving as well as giving.
Serving in more than 50 countries, USPG works through the churches at home and overseas,
by giving encouragement and practical help in all sorts of ways - by training and
teaching, arranging exchange programmes, providing inter-church aid, supporting mission
workers, and encouraging a sense of belonging to a worldwide family.
When you went on holiday this year did you take the plane? Did you enjoy sitting back
and being waited on by a air hostess? How many of you realise that in many isolated places
in the world flying is not a luxury, but a lifeline.
MAF are that life-line to
villagers and nomads in far-flung areas worldwide. Flying out sick men, women and children
to otherwise inaccessible hospital care and flying in skilled medical teams, relief
workers, water engineers, Christian pastors and evangelists. MAF reach otherwise hidden
areas - crossing deserts, jungles, mountains and swamps - giving hope to communities that
would take days or even weeks to reach by land.
The Mission Aviation Fellowship exists to speed the spread of the Good news by word and
deed and their flights enable crucial work by aid and development agencies, missions,
local churches and other national groups. The MAF aircraft are flying every day their
motto `flying for life all year round MAF uses Cessna 206s. The Chief Flight Safety
Officer assesses that they have flown more than 100 million miles in total. The plane can
take of fully loaded in less than 1000ft. A short take-off and landing option means the
206s needed on many remote airstrips which cannot be extended. Problems can occur with
landing strips. The grass can be too long and it is not unknown for the goats to refuse to
MAF needs pilots, engineers, managers and IT specialists and a regular flow of
interested men and women who will join MAF to serve in the vacancies.
World Vision received some £120 in the ordinary allocation of giving for this year -
but there was more to come! We found out that the sum of £900 was the target figure for
each new water supply project that World Vision is about to undertake in Senegal, and we
took that target on board for our Lent Appeal in 1996. Thanks to a fantastic effort of
fund-raising £1875 has been sent - over twice the target figure.
The Fund was set up to do something to help some of the most deprived city neighbours in
England. Supporting over a thousand small-scale projects that tackle local needs - the
projects are put forward and run by local people - they are needed - and they work. It is
about changing lives in the City - The Church in action helping find local solutions to
local problems. For further information
In Ethiopia there is only one doctor for every 25,000 people - as bad a ratio as
anywhere in the world. One of the projects supported is the work of the Addis Ababa
Fistula Hospital where women suffering from an appalling range of post-natal complications
are given treatment which gives them a completely new lease of life.
Child Sponsorship by 'Tiny Tots' and Sunday School - Our Advent Appeal