Our congregation’s involvement in mission continues as a very important part of our life
About Our Mission Work
Our congregation’s involvement in mission continues as a very important part of our life, and is an outworking of our vision.
We provide long term support to two missionary families the Jemphreys and the Woodrows, both working with the Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Sending teams of different age groups has been an almost yearly activity. The most recent team, in 2015, was made up of older teenagers, led by our Youth Director Paul Brown, to help in youth work and education with our partner church in Uganda.
This Partnership was organised through Tear Fund’s Connected Church programme three years ago. Our other Partnership is with Strand Presbyterian Church, and we have been developing joint outreach enterprises to the community, children, and single mothers.
Many other teams have gone in the past decade. The first team to Nigeria with Mission Africa was of younger members to the north of the country to work with street children. Then Dr David McComb led an adult team to Holley Memorial Hospital. Two teams have gone to Malawi with PCI, helping building projects and supporting medical work.
Individual members of Knock have worked with other churches and mission organisations such as the Leprosy Mission and Operation Mobilisation. Susan Macafee, a dietician, took a year’s leave working with children in a church in Peoria, USA, and with poorer families in the city centre. Heather Dunlop, a nurse, is in her second term in South Sudan working with Medair.
Funding for much of this work is through our congregational Mission Support Fund. This fund is for those members who are not serving with PCI. The UNITED APPEAL of PCI is the main route by which we support the wider work of our denomination.
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Mark 16:15