BMS World Mission's top 5 stories of 2017
Students being baptised in barrels. Young French Christians finding community. Nepali children excelling at school. These are just a few of the incredible things through BMS World Mission that have been made possible by people giving. There were so many stories to choose from, but only five could top our news story charts! We hope you’ll be inspired as you look back at what we achieved together in 2017.
Children in Nepal are benefiting from Annie Brown's teacher training programme.
1. Big thinking for little minds
Millions of children in Nepal are getting the opportunity of a better education, thanks to your support for BMS worker Annie Brown.
With her teacher training programme being adopted by the Nepali Government, every teacher of students aged between five and 13 in all government schools will have the chance to receive Annie’s training. They’ll be better-equipped to teach, and Nepal’s children will face brighter futures!
Read the story here
2. Pray for our new mission workers
James and Ruth Neve, who are preparing to move to India to work with us.
Tucked away in our centre in Birmingham, new BMS mission workers are busy preparing for overseas service. For them, it’s daunting, but also exciting, as they get ready to serve God abroad in different ways. From a family heading to Nepal to help with disaster relief, to a couple heading to Albania to teach children of mission workers, there are plenty of things we can be praying for.
Loads of you loved catching up with our new mission workers’ prayer requests, making this our second most popular story last year.
Pray for them today by clicking here
3. 5 ways you're fighting violence against women
We're working in Uganda to help primary schools devise and implement child protection policies.
For thousands of vulnerable women and girls around the world, gender based violence is a daily part of life. But, thanks to your support, BMS is taking a stand against it. From helping girls know their rights, to freeing women from prostitution, you’re helping to empower women and prevent trafficking, sexual abuse and domestic violence. Find out more by reading the story
4. Baptised in a Barrel in Phnom Penh
Students from the hostel gather for church.
Students are meeting Jesus in Cambodia! We loved witnessing the amazing moment when Srei got baptised in a barrel and by our stats it looked like you did too. Read about how she and Chan came to find God at a BMS-supported Christian hostel in Phnom Penh, and how, thanks to your support, more and more people are finding Jesus. You can find it here
Lead speaker teaching at Connexion 2017
5. Feeding of the 400
You’re helping to build Christian community in France – where young Christians often feel isolated and lonely.
Connexion 2017, an event put on by BMS worker Sue Wilson and her team, helped young French Christians realise they’re not alone. Click here
to read how you’re helping bring young French Christians together.
Thank you for supporting BMS in 2017. Your gifts have helped people find God, and have transformed countless lives. With your continued support, we can’t wait to start doing even more in 2018!
Other great stories made possible by you:
Five stores aren’t enough to sum-up how much you did last year. So here are a few extra ones we’d love you to read too.
1. Meet the inspiring Mozambican Christians you’re supporting
: they’re bringing justice to abused women and teaching communities their rights.
2. From witch doctor to church planter
: the story of a witch doctor who found God, and then started planting churches.
3. Baptist church brings light in Uganda
: one simple action is raising money, helping people’s lungs and introducing people to Jesus.
4. Refugees are like you and me
: BMS worker Ann MacFarlane has seen God at work in the lives of refugees in Italy.
5. This is what a life transformed looks like
: meet Joshua. You helped give him a reason to smile.
This story was originally published on the BMS World Mission website and is used with permission.