CMS Coffee Morning 10th Jan 2015

CMS Coffee Morning, Saturday 10th January 2015

The CMS Coffee morning on Saturday, 10th January is an annual event that aims to raise money to send to our mission partners both at home, in Hull and abroad, in Nepal.

Our mission partners here in the UK, Chris and Anna Hembury write that they are thanking God for many good things. First the community garden, ‘Hope Grows’, which is now thriving and productive. They ask us to pray for their community gardening days and for all those who are coming to see the garden as belonging to them and getting involved. They also give thanks for Orts, now firmly established as a safe space and a gathering around sewing, food and the life stories each person brings to the table. They are grateful for the generosity of so many around the country who have donated sewing machines, cotton, wool, zips, patterns, material, money and time for this project. Orts is a word meaning scraps or leftovers. Some of the women who take part in Orts feel marginalised, like the scraps of society. They ask us to pray that each person at Orts will know they are loved by God. The work of the Hemburys also includes the running of a breakfast club (providing breakfast for about 40 children before they go to school), after-school club and youth club. (hemburys@gmail.com). Our mission partners Dan and Phillipa Munday are living and working in Nepal. The community they live in is delight­fully multi-national and multi-cultural, but it is also very transient. Phillipa is head of student support at Kathmandu International Study Centre (KISC), whose vision statement is: ‘To be living witnesses of Christ’s love, through excellent education.’ She writes, ‘Our KISC focus value this term is ‘Justice’ and we explore together what God teaches us in the Bible. We are also trying to reach out to the poor and suffering in Nepal. One Friday evening we hosted the internationally acclaimed Nepali band, Kutumba, in a concert to raise funds for the relief efforts in Midwestern Nepal, where there have been severe floods and landslides during this monsoon. It was a great evening which raised more than US$ 4,800. Dan is there teaching, researching and developing palliative care services. He has been hampered somewhat by the inability to practise palliative medicine due to the continued lack of medical registration. A solution which will allow him to register seems to be on the horizon. He writes, ‘Please continue to pray for us, that the way forward will open up and that we will make the right decisions. We are so thankful to God for so many good things and answers to prayer, so please continue to pray for us and for our work.’ (danandphillipamunday@gmail.com)

Please support this coffee morning in any way that you are able, whether by your attendance or through contributions by way of refreshments, items for the raffle or tombola, books, surplus gifts or other items for sale. Thank you.

Theva Thevarokiam – Mission partners’ link (886230)