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God’s Love and Justice meets:
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. I Corinthians 1:18.
A question often asked is this. “How can God be a God of love and a God of Justice at the same time.  The answer to this age-old question is made clear in the cross of Christ.   In the cross of Christ both God’s love for all of mankind is made clear... "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God”. John 3:16-18 and God’s Justice is shown too..."He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us". Romans 8:32-34  Our Passover Lamb (Read Exodus 11&12) who is Christ hung on the cross as a demonstration of God’s love for us, but at the same time He stood in our place and took our punishment that we might go free.  The cross of Christ demonstrates both Love and Justice in one act.   We however must accept Christ as Saviour in order that we can be forgiven and be free of our sin…eternally.

  1. “Man of Sorrows!” what a name
    For the Son of God, who came
    Ruined sinners to reclaim.
    Hallelujah! What a Saviour!
  2. Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
    In my place condemned He stood;
    Sealed my pardon with His blood.
    Hallelujah! What a Saviour!
  3. Guilty, vile, and helpless we;
    Spotless Lamb of God was He;
    “Full atonement!” can it be?
    Hallelujah! What a Saviour!
  4. Lifted up was He to die;
    “It is finished!” was His cry;
    Now in Heav’n exalted high.
    Hallelujah! What a Saviour!
  5. When He comes, our glorious King,
    All His ransomed home to bring,
    Then anew His song we’ll sing:
    Hallelujah! What a Saviour!

May this message of the Gospel be declared within earshot of every human being in our world today.
Hugh Henderson MBE
CEO Mission International


Nyembuye Water Project extension…extension:
One of Mission International’s WaterWorks projects in the remote village of Nyembuye Near Rutana in Burundi hopes to extend again.   Initially the project brought water 1.5 km from a hillside spring to Nyembuye village where it now supplies the Nyembuye clinic and the local school and the local community. The project was then was extended on to another village called Gatanga almost 1.5 km from Nyembuye.   Now two other villages nearby have asked if they can have a water supply to.  We are currently awaiting the project proposal for this and will update you in future reports.
We are delighted that this spring of water appears to have a never failing supply.   The provision of clean, safe and plentiful water is a huge benefit to everyone.


Container Releif:
Mission International is currently raising funds for the purchase and shipping cost of a container to Burundi.
The cost of purchasing and shipping a container from the UK, via Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to Burundi will cost over £10,000.
Can you fundraise locally?
We are delighted to have the many items which people donate in support of the poor, however the items are costly to ship.  Financial support is also crucial to make Container Relief projects like this one a success.  
It would be great if you were able to do a fundraising event (a coffee morning, a sponsored bile ride or the like) in your area to raise funds for this container.  Every amount raised will help to send the container of on its long journey.


Teams for 2017:
The deployment of teams has always beanery central to the work of Mission International.   This year we have a number of teams being deployed and some visits to projects taking place too.  A Mission Medics dental team will be serving in Burundi during June and July.  A mission team will visit Uganda in July and August.  A team to develop the Haiti Project will be serving in Haiti during September.  Visits to Peru, Haiti, Burundi, India and Myanmar will also take place throughout the second half of the year to encourage and develop various projects in these countries.
Burundi Mission Medics team:
A team who will be involved in dentistry are the latest MI team to visit Burundi.  They will be involved in Training Medical/Dental students in Hope University, Bujumbura and will treat patients in the rural village of Nyembuye where some of the trainees will gain supervised experience at the same time.
Please pray for the team as they go.  Burundi is experiencing a very difficult period which can cause tensions to flare up.  Also costs are very high due to the lack of aid.  Food prices have doubled and petrol is difficult to source.  Electricity (via petrol generators) is expensive and so some telecommunications companies have withdrawn their service making cell phone coverage poor.
Pray that peace will be maintained and that western governments don’t use Burundi as a pawn in their politics. The team will share the Good News of Jesus as they go and so pray that many will respond to the Gospel message.


Uganda July/August 2017
A small team will be heading for Fugazi, Uganda during the month of July for a three week mission.   The tam will be involved in a wide range of tasks including Gospel outreach, medical support at Living Waters Medical Centre and a water project for Toowa School.  The picture shows a similar project completed recently by and MI team. The Cost of cleating, drilling and piping water and the provision of tanks and materials will cost around £8600 of which we have already raised half.  If you would like to contribute to this please visit our giving page here.
Your support will help a very poor community develop and educate their children which is a great priority to them…and to all of us.
Haiti Team - September 2017
A team is planned to visit Haiti during the month of September.   The team will visit MI’s Haiti Project in Ouanaminthe and will spend time supporting the church in their work in an extremely poor community.   Please pray for the team as they go.   There is an epidemic of Cholera in Haiti, the economy is difficult, the language a challenge and the heat and humidity makes working very difficult indeed.  Please pray for MI’s partner in Haiti Pastor Rolex Poisson and his family who have a huge job in leading a growing and needy congregation.


RUHU (Raising Up Hope for Uganda)

Patrick is currently in the United States speaking at various churches and developing RUHU’s links and partnerships.  He will soon be returning to Uganda (start of June).  Please pray for wisdom and discernment as he returns, and for God’s strength and guidance as he continues with the work he has been appointed to do.

Pray that all decisions made on a daily basis would show the kids the love of God.

The picture shows Immaculate and her son Ibra, just two of RUHU’s lovely children.  They would like to say a massive thank you to everyone for their love, prayers and financial support, through Mission International. 



Guild Visits:
We are now about to enter the final year of a three year series of Guild partnership with Mission International.  Over the last two years we have visited many Guilds up and down the country.  The Guild has agreed to support Mission International’s Haiti Project.  We look forward to meeting those whom we will visit during this final year and pray that God meets the needs of the project as we conclude.  Thank you to all of the Guilds who have so faithfully supported thievery important project and those who will get involved this year.


Malawi Skills Centre:
We are delighted to announce the opening of the Migowi Skills Centre in Malawi.   Initially the Government restricted its use until a local water supply could be identified.  Although the water supply is still unable to be used and will require funding to get it up and running again, the centre was permitted to open as long as water could be brought in from a supply further away.   Some local ladies have agreed to carry water for the centre and will do so until the local supply is put in place.
If you would like to help raise the funds (£5000) to get a water supply back in Migowi then please visit our giving page for ways you can give to this essential need.


Excitement in Myanmar:
Hope Children’s Centre in Yangon looks after eight orphaned children.  Tun Lin and his wife (his two kids are the ones sitting on their laps) have taken responsibility for these children having to find rent, food, school fees, clothes and shelter for them.   Mission International is helping where we can at present but would like to more fully support this project.
There is some excitement in Yangon (well at least at the Hope Children’s Centre) now that the news has broken that Hugh Henderson CEO of MI will be visiting them in October, God willing.  
Please pray for the Centre since it needs to be extended and developed so that more needy children can be looked after.
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Mission International can’t do what we do without your involvement.  We need your help in all sorts of ways.
We need admin people to help in our office.
We need fundraisers around the country.
We need expertise and skills at home and abroad.
We need prayer support from committed prayer warriors.
Get in touch if you have help to offer.

We are all so grateful for the support we have received in the last 10+ years.  So many lives have been changed and communities lifted up.  Our heartfelt thanks goes to all who have helped us in any in any way.  Those who benefit can’t thank you personally, but they have asked me to share their gratitude with you.
Please support Mission International in prayer:
The office building we have shared with a number of charities in Dundee has been sold.   We are waiting to hear from the new owner to find out if we will be able to stay for a bit longer or whether we need to find new office and storage space.   Please pray God provides for us.
So many Needs:
Every day we have requests for support from current partners and from those we don’t know but who have trawled the Net to find help.  Please pray that God provides the necessary resources for the development of the work.
The level of work is increasing and so Mission International needs volunteers in the office to deal with the ever increasing burden of administration.   We are also seeking those who will fundraise for us around the country.   One or more fundraising events in your area will make a huge difference to the level of development of the work of Mission International.
Safety & Security:
Please pray for our staff and team members as we travel around the UK and around the world.  Pray also for our mission partners, many of who live and travel in difficult and often sensitive circumstances.  


Your financial support is vital:
There are many ways you can support Mission International financially.  Please visit our Giving page to find out more. Here!



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