Our Mission Partners
Paul Mahmood & Theophany School
Paul is married to the lovely Hawanatu. They live out in The Gambia, where they have recently set up a Christian primary school - Theophany School. Paul has a big smile when talking about Manchester United, but an even bigger smile when talking about Jesus, which he does with Gambians on a daily basis. When Paul is not helping Hawanatu run the school he works as an evangelist for GamFES - The Gambia Fellowship of Evangelical Students. He's well placed in The Gambia, where the population is 90% Muslim, since he was once upon a time a Muslim well trained in the Qur'an, and is therefore able to dialogue in a sensitive and knowledgable way.
The funny thing about this photo is that Paul is terrified of dogs! Please click here for Paul's latest prayer letter.
The Church Pastoral Aid Society
CPAS acts as one of our patrons. They run camps for children up and downs the country. They provide training for church leaders, PCC's and lay folk. And they do a million other missional activities. To put it simply their mission is to enable churches to help every person hear and discover the good news of Jesus.
The Zambia Society Trust
ZST, established in 1968, is run from the UK entirely by volunteers, all with a connection to Zambia. The charity is devoted to the relief of poverty, the promotion of good health and the provision of education. We do this by financially supporting specific Zambian-based projects that work at the grass roots level and with whom we keep in close contact. Typically we provide funding for orphans and vulnerable children, education grants for students and medical text books for licentiate doctors, amongst other support.
The Bishop of Guildford's Foundation
The Bishop of Guildford's Foundation seeks to help the most disadvantaged in Surrey and North East Hampshire. It was set up in 1993 to help support local churches who can respond to local needs by developing community projects. Despite Surrey being known as 'leafy Surrey' and feeling fairly wealthy, there are pockets of deprivation. The foundation allows churches from wealthier areas to channel resources into the more deprived areas, enabling things like community youth workers, homelessness projects and shelters, family support projects, mental health support and much more.