About Me

Edinburgh to Cape Town: On Mission

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About Me

Edinburgh

I have lived in Edinburgh since I moved here from Stockport at the age of 18 to study at Edinburgh University. I’ve been working for my church, Edinburgh Elim, since 2010, and until I moved to Cape Town in 2017.

When I became a Christian, God gave me a heart to serve Him and I developed a passion to serve those that have the least and that don’t know Jesus. I have been on several short term missions trips in different countries including Bolivia, Rwanda and the Middle East. These experiences, as well as the work I have been involved in at home in Edinburgh have fuelled my desire to serve God in overseas mission.

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Cape Town

Cape Town is the capital of South Africa and where All Nation’s base is. It is 5334 miles south of Edinburgh!

ALL NATIONS

My journey with All Nations started in 2007 when I first read the founder of All Nations, Floyd McClung’s book ‘You See Bones, I See an Army’. Years later, I had the chance to meet up with Floyd and was challenged and inspired by what he shared about All Nations. I then had an opportunity to go to All Nations in Cape Town. During my Two week trip in November 2015 I served in a township helping with a children’s ministry and street evangelism. I knew that it was somewhere God was calling me to return.

I completed their All Nations ‘Forge’ training school. between February and July 2017 including an outreach to Uganda with an unreached Muslim people group. I then joined All Nations as staff at the end of my training.

OCEAN VIEW

I am now serving in a local township called ‘Ocean View’ which was formed during Apartheid. It is 20% Muslim. Ocean View faces multiple challenges including high unemployment, drugs, crime, prostitution and young people falling out of school. All Nations have worked in Ocean View for over 10 years and last year were able to buy property for a base called ‘Hope Town’, a base for church, education and tutoring, business and skills training.

In an environment where young people suffer a lot of trauma and grief as a normal part of their lives, Hope Town aims to show them how to live life with passion and purpose, to introduce them to the love of the Father and give them a new vision for their lives. For young people in a father-less generation to experience God as their Father and to know that the love of God can be the one unchanging thing in their lives.

What Next?

My long-term vision is to minister in the Middle East, I have a desire for those in the Middle East to experience the love of Jesus and to show God’s heart for reconciliation in a troubled and conflicted area.

While I am serving in Ocean View I will be preparing for this and will have opportunities to visit All Nation’s work in Lebanon and Jordan this next year.

how can you partner with me?

If you are able to pray about how you might be involved – whether that’s praying for me, receiving my news and keeping in touch, or helping me financially – I would appreciate it! Your support will help reach those who live in some of the poorest communities and those that haven’t previously had an opportunity to hear about Jesus.

KEEP UP TO DATE

Please email me if you would like to receive updates! I will be sending out news of what I’m up to and also prayer requests. I would also love to hear your news of life back home!

SUPPORT ME FINANCIALLY

All Nations is run completely on a volunteer basis with no central funding. Each person is expected to raise support themselves for training and for working with them. Find out more about how to give here.

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