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Casting all your care upon Him for he cares for you! 1 Peter 5:7
This short statement is part of a message given to church, God’s people.  Some of them are church leaders endeavouring to serve God in very difficult circumstances.   Sometimes the cares of this world can choke us, as Jesus points out in the parable of the sower (Matt 13).  Truly those involved in God’s service can find that the circumstances faced can be, at times, overwhelming.   The enormity of the problem; the feeling of impossibility; the sense of weakness in the face of the ‘mountain’ that we face.  However God makes it clear that, not only should we ‘cast our care upon Him’ but also that ‘He cares for us’.  These words from God are designed to inspire us to know and acknowledge both parts of the statement.  Yes we should ‘cast' or discharge the responsibility for our safety and security on Jesus, but we should also be acutely aware of the fact that ‘He cares for us’. We often forget this part of the injunction.  We are elsewhere variously, throughout the Bible, encouraged that we are not to be left alone; we are provided with angelic cover; we are not our own we are bought with a price…Jesus cares for me, he cares for you.   That’s personal, and we should take it personally.  The Divine Son of the Living God cares for me!  The question is asked in Hebrews 2:6 “What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him”?  The Son of God, Jesus became one of us, that all of us could become sons of God if we accept Him as Lord and Saviour.  Let’s cast our cares, anxieties and troubles on Him for truly he does care for us.

Hugh Henderson
CEO Mission International


Church of Scotland Guilds:
The Church of Scotland Guild has agreed to support Mission International’s Haiti Project over the next three years.  Already Mission International representitives are travelling north, south east and west to visit the many local Guilds and Presbyterial Councils who have asked for us to present the Haiti Project to them.  We have been so well received and at times given overnight hospitality where the distances travelled are more that can be handled in one day.  Please pray for us as we travel up and down the country.
BIG meal

The BIG meal 2015
Mission International is now fundraising for the BIG meal 2015.   Now serving Christmas Day meals to needy children in 13 different countries and at times in multiple centres within certain countries. A donation of £3.00 will make sure a child receives a slap up meal on Christmas Day.  You can donate on-line here or alternatively find other ways to give here.
the Big meal photos






Born This Way Foundation:
On entering Kenya to meet Pastor Tom Opiyo and spend time ministering with the Maasai people in the summer of 2015, Hugh Henderson met with a group called Born This Way Foundation. (Not to be confused with Lady Gaga’s foundation).   This indigenous foundation was set up to look after mainly disabled and orphaned children.  BTWF has now become a MI partner and as such we hope to find child sponsors and bring practical support to Phoebe Onyango and the children for whom she is responsible. 


Teams 2016
Mission International is currently recruiting for teams to be deployed in 2016.  Two teams are planned for Kenya, one, a mission team designed to preach in various churches in various locations already has a number of people signed up, the other, a project team also to Kenya will be involved in delivering a project (still to be determined) with People For Jesus Ministry, MI partners in Kenya.  Is is likely that other teams will be identified so please check out our website for further information.


Give on-line with Give.net
Thank you for continuing to support the work of Mission International.  You can give on-line here, or visit our Giving Page to find our other alternatives.


Ambassadors for the Poor:
We would like you to partner with Mission International in becoming an ambassador for the poor.  Your support will help us to continue and extend our work in sharing the Good News about Jesus, in training pastors and church leaders and in developing projects for this in need.  Please consider becoming an ambassador for the poor.


Mission International website:
Please take a moment to have a look at the Mission International website.  There are on-going updates, new pages and prayer items which you can find there.  Please be free to give us some feedback on 


Chip Shop (Fish & Chip) babies:
The term ‘chip shop babies’ began when it was discovered that often new born babies mostly in developing countries arrived into this world and had no clothes to put on.   As a result the newborns were wrapped in newspaper, just like a fish supper, to keep them warm.   News of this reached knitters up and down the UK who developed a simple vest pattern, with additional hat sometimes, which even a novice knitter could cope with.   As a result tens of thousands of vests have been knitted and sent out to needy babies around the world.


Child Sponsorship:
Sponsoring a child will change their life forever.   Sponsorship allows children very often from illiterate and extremely needy families to break out of the cycle of poverty and to change the trajectory for their lives and for the lives of their children and those in future generations.  For £20/month you can sponsor a child allowing them to go to school. You can find out more about child sponsorship here.


Please pray for us:
We really value your prayers…no, really we do! Please take a moment to remember the work of Mission International in your prayers.  You can find some details here as well as on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
You can also download an app called Prayer Mate which is a wonderful assistant to prayer in general.