We are committed to supporting mission both locally and internationally, in evangelism, discipleship and social transformation. Our Mission Partners Support Team aims to raise the profile of mission, encouraging us to be involved in mission through prayer, giving and going.
We currently support the following people and organisations:
WorldVision's vision is of a world in which every child has the chance to live life to
the full. It works alongside communities in close to 100 countries to bring about long-term change
and to give children a voice in the places where decisions are made.The work focuses on three
key areas: child protection, child health and emergency response.
Adventure Plus is described as adventure and education in a positive Christian environment. It is based in West Oxfordshire and has worked with over 60,000 young people and adults through outdoor adventures since 1990. Each year A+ organises Total Adventure holidays for children and young people, which combine outdoor activities with Christian teaching in a residential setting.
Open Doors UK is based in Witney and exists to strengthen the church in the most hostile places. In over 50 countries Open Doors is supplying Bibles, training church leaders, delivering Bible-based literacy programmes and supporting Christians who suffer for their faith or are victims of violence or disaster. It also speaks out in advocacy to the UK government about the plight of persecuted Christians, and works to raise awareness of global persecution, mobilising prayer, support and action among Christians in this country.
Tearfund is a Christian charity driven by the compassion of Jesus to relieve poverty in the poorest countries. It works in global areas of need mainly through local churches or other Christian partners, as churches are considered the most powerful local and global network for God’s love to reach people in poverty; they can identify the greatest needs where they are, and care for the whole person and community.
Paul and Jo Murrell went to the Central African Republic (CAR) in January 2005 under the auspices of Wycliffe Bible Translators. They lived in the village of Bilolo, in the rainforest in the south west of the country in order to work with a local pastor on the translation of the Bible into Mpyemo. They had to effect an abrupt evacuation from CAR during the coup of March 2013.They continue to work with Wycliffe, based from Eynsham.
Marcelo and Silvana Vargas live and work in Bolivia, Marcelo’s home country, where they run the “Centro de Capacitation Misionera”. Marcelo was involved in the establishment of Iglesia Anteochia, a church plant in La Paz, approximately 20 years ago. Their link with St. Leonard’s began 20 years ago, when they and their two children came to live in Eynsham while Marcelo studied at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies.