Global Mission


We support

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

  • Scottish Bible Society
  • Platform 67
  • Our local community
  • Embrace the Middle East
  • Baptist Missionary Society (BMS)
  • Bethany Christian Trust
  • TryPraying
  • Tearfund
  • Hope Fuelled Design
  • 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.

Scottish Bible Society

https://scottishbiblesociety.org/
01 October 2022

Moldova – The Coronavirus pandemic forced the Interconfessional Bible Society of Moldova to temporarily close its office, bookshop and warehouse. Praise God, its Mobile Bible Bookshop could continue to serve churches in rural and remote areas of Moldova. This helps to make the Bible accessible to everyone and to be closer to communities. The Mobile Bible Bookshop goes to marketplaces summer camps ad church outreaches. Through it connections are made with families and children who would not normally be reached. It also helps to build church relationships and is a vital resource to communities.

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/
01 October 2022

Vietnam – Christians often face losing their jobs and being disowned by their families. Faith-based arrests are not uncommon and, sadly, nor are physical beatings to try to force renunciation. With society changing – the government have, for example, loosened restrictions for the LGBT community – pressure is growing on believers. Pray for courage to love truth and stand firm for truth, especially in light of these announcements. Commit our partner’s work of street distribution of Mark’s Gospel to the Lord.

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
01 October 2022

Give thanks for the success of the Family Fun Day and for the Fellowship Event on Friday 23rd when representatives of most of the Fife Baptist churches came together at the West.

This month we have been meeting on a Wednesday evening for our reflective service and Duncan Giles from CAP spoke at a morning service. Pray for the commencement of the CAP Job Club in October, and our Harvest Thanksgiving on 2nd October when we will be supporting our local Foodbank and the BMS Goodland Project highlighting work in Nepal. Our Sunday service highlighting the life and faith of the Queen had an amazing number of views and was well received.

Please pray that we may remain united as a congregation as we seek God’s leading and guidance as we look to what God has for us in the future and that visitors joining us may feel at home and blessed.

Embrace the Middle East

https://embraceme.org/
01 October 2022

Lebanon’s economy has been in crisis for several years, and the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the country’s difficulties. Please pray for the Schneller School, which provides boarding places to 100 children from severely affected families so that they have a safe and comfortable home as well as a high standard of education.

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
01 October 2022

The Only Safe Haven – For Mahmoud, news of the war in Ukraine reminded him of his family’s experience fleeing Aleppo in Syria in 2013, narrowly escaping a life-threatening interrogation from violent ISIS soldiers. Mahmoud knew what hardships Ukrainians were going through and was genuinely pleased to see them being so well looked after by their European neighbours.

But for every Ukrainian person he saw being welcomed, he could think of many Syrian families who had been rejected and discriminated against as they tried to find safety. He also saw the costs of living in his new home country of Lebanon skyrocketing as a direct result of the invasion. Mahmoud’s family have had to limit their electricity usage, switch off their internet connection and have stopped buying fruit, dairy products and meat in order to make ends meet. The family’s one lifeline has been a BMS supported learning centre that Mahmoud’s children have attended and he describes this as the only safe haven his children have experienced since leaving Syria. At the centre ‘they feel valued and they love their teachers dearly’. Life may not be easy for Mahmoud and his family but there are things that give them hope: the learning centre, the food vouchers they receive through BMS partner and most of all their faith. ‘we believe in Jesus Christ, and we hope that what’s happening and what’s coming is all for the best’ says Mahmoud. ‘Jesus does not give up on us’.

Pray too for our link missionaries in Peru, especially Regiane Clark who is recovering from surgery just now.

Bethany Christian Trust

https://www.bethanychristiantrust.com/
01 October 2022

Inspiring Leith has been running since 2012 harnessing the strengths, skills and resources of local people in Leith. The service provides support to set up activities which strengthen the community and bring about positive change in people’s lives.

Pray for the Homelessness Prevention and inspiring Leith teams as they support people to build strong communities so that they are better able to cope with life’s ups and downs. We’re privileged to have a role where we uncover the richness of creation in places which are often overlooked by society and build on the God-given talents of local people we support through craft groups, book groups, music events and even fitness classes.

TryPraying

https://trypraying.org
15 June 2022

There has been some very interesting feedback in response to the Trypraying campaign, as varied as a barista in Starbucks saying he’d seen the adverts everywhere and accepted a booklet to read; a family following a bus in Kilmarnock displaying an advert who then went home looked up the website, read the booklet and asked for more information; holiday-makers in Devon feeling surrounded by publicity and ordering material for their own church; a patient going for a check-up, seeing the clinician wearing a Celtic cross and noticing the trypraying booklet on the worktop and getting into conversation about its message.

In April advertising took place in Scotland. In years past many cities have had adverts but this was the year when it was across the whole of the nation – on buses out of every available depot, plus ticket barriers at stations and on trains. There were digital signs too. According to research, one of the signs on a major arterial route in Edinburgh attracts sightings of 950,000 people in a fortnight. Pray that the booklets we have given out to individuals, the publicity outside the church and in the community garden will be read and have an impact.

Tearfund

https://www.tearfund.org/
15 May 2022

Tearfund reminds of the effect climate change is having in Jos in the Plateau State of Nigeria. 20 years ago, Jos could get as cold as 2 degrees during autumn and winter and during the dry season only as hot as 27 degrees. But now the temperature can get as high as 42 degrees which means an increase in pests and diseases. Rain has become unpredictable, disrupting farming cycles and reducing the chances of a bountiful harvest. The result is increasing poverty rates.

In southern parts of the country, the increase in sea levels is displacing coastal communities and causing them to lose their indigenous lands and entire communities have been flooded due to severe rainfall. In the north, temperatures can reach 48 degrees with people facing droughts and rapid desert encroachment. We can help by signing Tearfund’s petition to call on the UK government to influence wealthier nations to deliver the 100 billion dollars per year that was promised to help vulnerable communities respond to climate change. See Tearfund Campaigns.

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.

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

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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