At HICC we have a strong vision for supporting mission both at home in the UK and abroad. Part of HICC’s 3-fold vision is to ‘witness unto Christ’ and we see mission as a fundamental part of fulfilling this. Christ’s commission to ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature’ in Mark 16 is central to the call and cause of the church and critical to the outworking of Jesus’ command to ‘love our neighbour as we love ourselves’.
Mr A (name anonymous for security reasons) He travelled to South Asia in 2007 to begin work in typesetting (formatting text for printing) parts of the Bible to help in literacy in many of the local languages. He is currently helping with a New Testament translation. He is also engaging in cross cultural relationships and witness through his role in overseas mission. His qualifications as a PhD in computer programming are vital skills in this critical work.
Jay and Judy Smith
They have been missionaries to the UK for many years serving with Brethren In Christ World Missions www.bic-church.org/wm and involved in church planting and cross-cultural evangelism. Jay is a specialist in Islam and engages regularly in debates and evangelistic outreaches through University Campuses, media discussion and weekly training and practical outreach at Hyde Park Corner (Speakers Corner), London. Hyde Park Christian Fellowship provides a prayer, fellowship and training role in this work. Jay teaches Christian/Muslim apologetics for those involved in ministry to Muslims. He is presently studying for his PhD and Judy has a BS degree in Nursing. They have 3 children, and have strong missionary links and heritage across the world.
Dr Liam Chapman
He came to London to study medicine in 1988 and was based at a China Inland Mission hostel in London situated above the historical prayer room of Hudson Taylor the pioneering missionary to China. In 2000 he founded The East African Missionary Society www.teamsonline.org based in Gulu, Northern Uganda. This area has suffered 20 years of civil unrest. TEAMS works with local churches, ministries and in prisons with evangelism, discipleship training and leadership development. It has established several community development projects including literacy, orphan care, and income generation and widow support projects. It takes short-term mission teams twice a year and seeks to pioneer integrated mission caring for the whole person in spiritual, social and practical development. Liam is married to Jean with two children Daniel and Elisha.
In addition to the above HICC has been involved in mission support in India for many years. We support work among children in India. A school for underprivileged children and fees for children of christian workers in remote villages. These are meeting real needs in difficult situations. Adam and Shei-Lin Simmonds work with ‘The Navigators’ in Leicester www.navigators.co.uk supporting discipleship with students and graduates in Leicester and Demonfort University with strong links to Chinese students. Various fundraising events for good causes in the UK such as St.Lukes Hospice have been an important witness to the Harrow community.
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