The following messages were received in response to Easter greetings card sent by email to all our Mission Partners:
Stephen and Tabita
Thanks so much for sending us this lovely message and thinking of us. We do appreciate all the TLC that Christ Church Stone lavishes on us down the years. It was especially good to have been able to experience church at my Dad’s funeral, where all our family got together, despite lockdown.
Please give our love and gratitude to all at Christ Church, regarding TLC, financial support and prayer. We always love visiting! Much love…
Tim and all in Jigsaw Kids’ Ministry
Thank you for the beautiful Easter card, it brings such good news. He is risen indeed!
Thank YOU ALL too for your wonderful LOVE and empowering support for Jigsaw through your prayers, gifts, encouragement. Through ‘your love in action’ we are able to share God’s love each day with many children and families in need, bringing hope and life in Jesus. Happy Easter and God’s blessings of Peace and Joy be with you.
With Love from Tim, Kate, Lendehl, Jolly, Jenalyn and all the staff, children and families in Jigsaw.
Jonathan and Robinah (extracts only)
Happy Easter to You all. Thanks you for your love and support and for the beautiful card. Great to hear you are kept by the grace of God. We are well too and protected and still able to serve in spite of increasing cases of Covid 19. Just this week vaccination started but we suspect it will not reach many people. Last night the Parliament increased the state of emergency for another six months to help control the spread of the virus. Thinking about you this Easter and remembering all the love we have
shared over the years.
Thank you again for being a blessing to Botswana Africa and to us.
Happy blessed Easter season….
Ralph and Dagmar
May you know much joy, peace and blessing this Easter.
Thank you so much for the card and all the prayer and support that Christ Church, Stone has given me.
I hope when the lockdown eases up, I’ll be able to meet some of you in person.
Mission Giving Top-up
For many years, Christ Church has given 10% of its income to support our Mission partners. At the January PCC meeting it was pointed out that the church income has fallen considerably during the Covid pandemic. This will mean a smaller amount for our Mission partners this year. There is an article on the work of six of our Mission partners in the March magazine (you can find this on the Christ Church website). £1320 has now been donated by church members to top up the church donations. A big “thank you” to everybody who contributed– our mission partners have had a difficult year so we should maintain our support for them.