What is Global Mission?
Global Mission is one of the ways we seek to fulfil the vision of Trinity Cheltenham, both at home and abroad. We do this primarily through long term partnerships and short term mission trips in developing nations, as well as supporting and praying for our mission partners.
One of the most exciting new developments in our partnership support has been making two substantial gifts to two of our partners from money we are tithing from our own roof development project.
Please see our video for more information.
“To make committed followers of Jesus, who change communities and nations for Him.”Our Vision
Our Mission Partners
Diocese of Kenya
Ross and Christine Paterson returned recently to the UK after many months in Taiwan. They are catching up on time with daughters and grandchildren. It’s been a long gap. The work in China continues well, though clampdowns on the church increase. Last year we distributed over 300,000 Christian teaching books there. The FieldPartner International work continues, building platforms to train English speaking and Chinese speaking missionaries. Ross had his “15 minutes of fame” after being asked to preach in Chinese at the biggest church in Taiwan. Posted on YouTube, there were almost 40,000 views!
This partnership means that the we’ve had the opportunity to bless and be blessed by short term trips to Kenya and longer term collaboration with our friends in Kericho.
The Trinity-Kericho partnership has led to opportunities to tackle challenges with real, sustainable solutions – through child sponsorship, leadership training for local pastors and leaders, expansion of medical training, building work for medical, administrative and conference facilities, provision of IT infrastructure, assistance in schools, encouraging of local churches and helping business development projects.
Total population: 1.5 million
Key challenges: Disease, especially HIV/AIDS & malaria; severe water shortage; unemployment; low literacy; poor roads; recent political unrest.
The church in the Kericho Diocese: Around 100 small rural congregations, 13 pastors, formerly led by Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit – who was recently elected Archbishop of Kenya,
Short Term Mission Trips
We send teams on short term mission trips throughout the year, to nations across the world, from Kenya to Romania.
These trips are open to all within Trinity and can help make a real difference to the communities and people that we visit. They are a great experience and an incredible opportunity to serve and bless others.