St Andrew’s has connections with individuals and organisations far and wide. Our ‘Away Team
are people who are connected to this church, but serving God’s kingdom outside Leyland.
Gwen Carlisle is Headteacher of St Andrew’s School in Ascunción, Paraguay. The school, with its Christian foundation and ethos, has proved a strong witness to the gospel for many years. Many students have come to know Christ whilst at the school, and have gone on to serve around Paraguay and beyond. They also have a school in a poorer area of the city, which is proving to be a similar witness within the community. Gwen's latest newsletter is available here.
Derek & Nerina Harborne were members of our church for many years before leaving to help plant the Buckshaw Village Church. With the help of AIM International they have now moved to Mbarara in Uganda, following God’s calling to serve him overseas.Derek works as an A&E doctor in the hospital and teaches emergency medicine in the university. Nerina teaches biochemistry in the university and they both work with students, training them to study and teach the Bible. The Harborne's latest newsletter is available here.
Andy, Susie, Bethan, Jacob & Hannah Harker moved to Nairobi, Kenya in 2011, with the support of Crosslinks, to work with i-Serve Africa. This organisation exists to promote Christ centred Bible teaching and servant-hearted leadership. Andy’s main work is developing training programmes and courses, mentoring apprentices and teaching on ministry training weeks.The Harker's latest newsletter is available here.
Paul Hunter went out from St Andrew’s to Tanzania with Crosslinks, at the beginning of 2015. Paul has gone to work in the Diocese of Lake Rukwa, one of the poorest areas of Tanzania, developing and delivering a mobile training programme for pastors and lay leaders of the church there. It is a very rural area, with widely dispersed communities, so Paul’s training, in Bible handling and leadership, will travel to where the people are. Paul previously served in Tanzania for 9 years as Principal of Mgororo Bible College. Paul's latest newsletter is available here.
Gabriel & Deborah Kijjambu head up the Luwero Project in Uganda. The project runs a school, farm, hospital and dormitories to look after orphaned kids and to bring them up in a Christian environment. The project also runs a church which has been steadily growing and of which Gabriel is the pastor. The Kijjambu's latest newsletter is available here. Also now available is the Luwero latest annual report - click here to read / download
Within the UK, as a church we also support James Bunyan who works for Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF) in London. UCCF works with Christian unions to reach out with the gospel to students, including the many international students on UK campuses. James's latest newsletter is available here.
Andrew and Pamela work for Platform 67, keeping world missions simple and accessible to everyone. You could place Bibles in the hands of those who have never heard; or support an indigenous evangelist who already speaks the language and knows the culture; or help train and send a new generation of Asian missionaries to reach Asia’s megacities. You could even help disciple congregations of non-literate South Americans. To keep your prayers informed each month and connect with some of today’s most humble and effective ministries around the world. Sign up at platform67.org or email email@example.com to see how you can make God’s ways known everywhere. Psalm.67:2 May your ways be known on earth. Your salvation among all nations.
St Andrew's has a World Mission Task Team which seeks to encourage and support the church and our Away Team in their mission. For further information please speak to a member of the staff team.