As well as supporting those in need in Hailsham and our nation, ChristChurch is passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus with those in other nations across the world. One of our keys values is that we are to be a sending church, equipping people to spread the gospel and love of Jesus across the globe.
For a number of years we have worked alongside 2 churches in the poorest part of Bulgaria, in the North West of the country. The Church in Mezdra is led by Pastor Tsvetozar and his team. They work closely with Pastor Georgi and his team in Vratsa, which is a larger town nearby. In Vratsa they are in the process of constructing their own building on the edge of town, this is next to the main hospital. Both churches are growing slowly, they have a real heart for their communities, and are attracting families and local people. Both churches work and support many smaller gypsy churches in the surrounding area. We give financial support for this work and regularly send small teams to encourage the advance of the gospel. In return they are such an encouragement and challenge to us as we fellowship with them.
Since 2015 the church have also been involved in working alongside the local charity, Life Bridging Works. Life Bridging Works exists to bring life in all its fullness to some of the world’s poorest people, working primarily in East Africa. For more details about Life Bridging Works please visit their website.
For the last couple of years we have been able to take a team of church members out to Uganda to help the charity. These trips have included painting and building works on one of the local schools, running children’s activities and also providing training. It has been a joy to develop relationships with these churches and schools and to support them practically as well as supporting the charity financially.