Global Mission


We support

(Click the name to see which areas they have worked in recently)

  • TryPraying
  • Scottish Bible Society
  • Platform 67
  • Our local community
  • Hope Fuelled Design
  • Embrace the Middle East
  • Baptist Missionary Society (BMS)
  • Bethany Christian Trust
  • Tearfund
  • Mary's Meals
  • Foodbank
  • Good News for Everyone

Over the years the fellowship at Dunfermline West Baptist has supported various missions and charities. This is just to give you an overview of what they do and how we contribute to their work. Hopefully it will be informative and encouraging. You can find more information on their websites but if we have up-to-date news this will be shared each month.

TryPraying

https://trypraying.org
15 April 2022

Spring outreach is now in full swing with banners up, booklets out and publicity on buses the length and breadth of Scotland. Pray the initiative will be effective and people in our local community will take the booklets outside the church and garden.

‘The Trypraying booklet is a 7-day prayer guide and is now being used by many to pass on to friends and family with a few words of encouragement, ‘Why don’t you try praying for a week and see what happens in your life?’

We have used the booklets in the past and the Trypraying banner is visible on the church wall in Dewar Street. There have been meetings up and down the country recently as people are seeking to respond to how to get the message out to many people who have turned to prayer over this difficult time. A new initiative is planned for the Spring 2021 for churches to be involved called ‘Let’s do this together’.

Scottish Bible Society

https://scottishbiblesociety.org/
15 April 2022

In partnership with local churches, the Ukrainian Bible Society supports the Ukrainian military and army chaplains. It publishes and distributes special edition of Bibles and New Testaments to army units all over Ukraine. Soldiers often realise how fragile their lives are and they begin to look to the Bible to see what it has to say. Many messages of gratitude and thanks for the Bibles have been received from project partners and the military themselves. Pray for openness of soldiers’ hearts to the Gospel message. Pray for continued co-operation and openness of the army officers in distribution and follow-up work. Pray for peace.

Since 1809 they have sought, under God, to put the Bible into people’s hands and hearts. They work so that all people can have the Bible in a language they understand, a form they can access and at an affordable price, to aid genuine encounters with God.

Platform 67

https://www.platform67.org/
15 April 2022

European refugees may have hit the headlines but they are just some of the world’s 65 million displaced and scattered peoples. Pray for Platform 67 as it partners with excellent hands-on ministries to bring gospel light to those moving around our increasingly borderless world.

Why the Name? ‘A platform is simply a stage from which to proclaim your message – loudly and clearly! Psalm 67 is one of the great missionary Psalms. It shapes our purpose to: make God’s ways known on earth, his salvation among all the nations’.

They aim to send as many resources as possible to cross-cultural work. They link with gospel ministries around the world that share a common burden for the unreached.

Our local community

https://dwb.church/events
15 April 2022

Give thanks for increasing co-operation between the church and Pittencrieff Primary School, for their making crafts for the Easter Fayre, some parents and children coming to that and the community cinema.

Pray for the monthly litter-pick where school children will also be joining us.

Pray for the ‘Healing the Wounds of Trauma’ sessions that people may find freedom and healing.

Pray for our involvement in ‘Trypraying’.

Hope Fuelled Design

https://hopefuelled.design
15 April 2022

Pray for the Creatives using their talents to produce Christian literature, for some of this which was taken at the Easter Fayre that it will be read and fruitful.

Missions that we regularly support include: Some one is coming Experience Easter

Embrace the Middle East

https://embraceme.org/
15 April 2022

Pray for Christians in Middle Eastern countries over this Easter period that it may be a time of blessing for them in an often hostile environment where they can feel increasingly marginalised and discriminated against.

This is a Christian Charity with over 160 years’ experience of helping people of all faiths and none to free themselves from a life of poverty and injustice. They seek to partner with Middle East Christians as they bring healing and hope and see lives and communities transformed by the compassion of Christ.

Baptist Missionary Society (BMS)

https://bmsworldmission.org
15 April 2022

Pray for the ongoing help and support they are seeking to give in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.

There have been 2 years of school closures in Nepal because of Covid but BMS is now helping pupils to access education. These children come from a community where 85% of people don’t have access to a smart phone or the internet, and where 70% belong to the most disadvantaged people groups in Nepal’s caste system. Although schools are closed once more, because of Omnicron, BMS Nepali partners are using a grant from BMS supporters to provide a computer lab for a school in Lamjung district, so that teachers can host online lessons and children can access essential content while gaining valuable computing skills. The partners hope that it will lead to more students and teachers in the area becoming computer literate, and that the lab will be open to the local community to receive IT training. They hope to eventually make the computers accessible outside school hours for job -seekers who have lost their daily-wage income, so they can improve their job prospects. This small suite of equipment could have a life-changing impact!

Continue to pray for Laua-Lee Laura-Lee has been on her second visit to several indigenous communities sharing practical advice on keeping water and hands clean and teaching how to build a vegetable allotment to help with maintaining a balanced diet. These trips by road and river to remote areas are not without danger. She has been accompanying the church youth group in Piura on their new monthly Evangelism and Litter Cleaning activities.

Bethany Christian Trust

https://www.bethanychristiantrust.com/
15 April 2022

This month, Bethany wanted to record their gratitude for the generosity of individuals, corporate supporters, organisations, churches, trusts and grant giving groups, which has meant that even in challenging seasons, it has been able to keep its services open.

Pray for new residents as they move into this community and for former residents as they transition to living in their own accommodation.

Tearfund

https://www.tearfund.org/
20 February 2022

During February, Tearfund are asking people across the UK to speak up together to Show the Love for everything we want to protect from the climate crisis. As part of The Climate Coalition, Tearfund are supporting this campaign and calling on its supporters to join them. Go on to Tearfund Action campaign@tearfund.org to find out more, including writing to your M.P.

Tearfund is a Christian charity that partners with churches in more than 50 of the world’s poorest countries. We tackle poverty through sustainable development, responding to disasters, and challenging injustice. We believe an end to extreme poverty is possible.

Mary’s Meals

https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/
20 February 2022

Mary’s Meals are already feeding around 70,000 children in South Sudan every school day but they are seeking to serve nutritious meals in more schools where 2.2 million children are out of education – the highest rate in the world.

Education across the country has been drastically hindered by years of violence and upheaval, resulting in deep poverty and internal displacement. Life for families is a real struggle, with survival often taking priority over children attending school.

Mary’s Meals mission is to enable people to offer their money, goods, skills, time and prayer and through this to provide effective help to those suffering the effects of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest communities.

They link a midday meal and education for over 2 million children every day around the world.

Foodbank

https://dunfermline.foodbank.org.uk/
25 October 2021

Oi Lin took the gifts that were brought on Sunday to the Foodbank. With the end of furlough, the extra money for Universal Credit and increasing energy bills, this service will be critical for many families over the winter months.

We have a collection point in our building and give monetary contributions during specific times of need.

The local foodbank is still continuing its vital ministry, albeit with shortened hours. In February their warehouse moved to a permanent home at Unit 1C, Pitreavie Court, Pitreavie Business Park, Dunfermline KY11 8UN.

Good News for Everyone

https://www.gideons.org/
20 August 2021

Good News for Everyone produces ‘Key Worker Testaments’ and just recently one worker who had just received a whole box of them was aware that the binmen were working in his street so he took the opportunity to thank these Key Workers who had worked so tirelessly throughout the pandemic.

He thanked them and told them they were appreciated and gave a New Testament to one of the men. His colleague came across the street and asked for one too and the driver gladly accepted the 6 remaining copies and said he would put them in the office. The following week, the recycling guys were also happy to receive copies. Something to think about.

Gideons International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and women dedicated to telling people about Jesus through associating together for service sharing personal testimony and providing Bibles and New Testaments.

While they are often recognized for their work in hotels, they also place and distribute Scriptures in strategic locations so they are available to those who want them, as well as to those who may not know they need them.

Because of a policy decision, the U.K. branch has had to change it’s name to ‘God news for everyone’ but is still doing the same work of distributing Scripture etc. There have been wonderful stories from those working in hospitals who have been able to read passages of Scripture, mainly from the Psalms to seriously ill people with Covid who have not been allowed visitors and also testimonies from non-covid patients facing serious illness who have used the ‘where to find help’ page and found comfort from a Gideon Bible.

Generosity

We would like to thank all of you for your generosity in continuing to give to the church, and the charities it supports, during this time. We appreciate that these are uncertain times and are grateful that many of us are still able to contribute to the mission of the Church.

You can find further information on how to give to the church via bacs (preferred), cheque or cash at: https://dwb.church/giving/

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