Holy Trinity has mission partners working long term in different parts of the world and at any one time there are usually several others working on short term projects around the globe.
Penny Bakewell is working with SIM in northern Ghana on health education & Bible teaching among the Sisala people, particularly women. From her base in the town of Tumu Penny has established a wide-ranging ministry in the town and to outlying villages. A recent success is the rapid increase in the numbers of children attending the church in Tumu and Penny is planning to establish a children's service in response. With Penny's encouragement and support local women have started to come forward to lead devotions and Bible studies.
is working in Chad with WEC International. He has recently completed the translation of the New Testament into Chadian Arabic. He heads up the WEC team in Chad and works with them and others to plant churches in a Muslim environment. Resident in the UK, but travelling back and forth, he also runs the Mahabba Network of Burnley and Pendle in East Lancashire.
Claude Scott has returned from Uvira in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DCR) where he ran a week's seminar for 120 pastors of the Assemblies of God church. He had lived there as a boy with his missionary parents and, a year ago, had been able to visit their home and many churches his father had established. Pastors came from all over DCR for biblical training and Claude focussed his teaching sessions on the use of an African Bible Commentary. This had been written by African pastors for African pastors, and had only just been translated into Swahili, a language used widely in East Africa. It has a strong emphasis on applying biblical teaching to the African cultural context, and proved to be a really effective resource. The pastors thoroughly enjoyed working in groups to study the books of Ruth (Old Testament) and Ephesians (New Testament) using worksheets Claude had prepared. This was a novel approach to learning for them, and many vowed to adopt it themselves in their own contexts! Claude intends to return to DCR next year to conduct a ‘train the trainers' seminar across many denominations, using the same book, so that pastors can themselves train others, and thus leave a self-managing process in place.
Tony & Carol Smith
are working with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Cameroon.They have seen the Muyang New Testament to completion: it was dedicated in November 2013. The Muyang are continuing to try to complete their Bible; meanwhile Tony is working as a translation consultant and in administration of other language projects, while Carol is developing mother-tongue teaching materials for schools.