House of Victory
Open doors started 60 years ago with a Dutchman named Brother Andrew answering Gods call to go into communist eastern Europe to strengthen the suffering Church of Jesus Christ that was under severe oppression. There he met with and ministered to hundreds of people struggling to keep their faith alive under such conditions.
Over the last 60 years Open Doors have ministered all over the world now providing 2,355,250 bibles every year and many more tracts to the hurting church. Above all things the Open Doors mission is focused on and understands that the biggest and most powerful things they can do is to pray!
Many Christians around the world are being persecuted because of their faith in Jesus, we aim to help Open Doors in whatever way we can, by given support to our struggling brothers and sisters.
“If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it” 1 Corinthians 12:26 Open Doors rep for the Church is Brendan Clancy. Peter Prall continues to have monthly meetings at his home in Edinbane to pray for specific and topical areas of need.
SBC support Street Connect. In May 2013 Ricky and Julie McAddock started working with marginalised and vulnerable people in Glasgow City Centre. Ricky and Julie had direct experience of not only the life controlling effects of addiction but also the life transforming power of putting their faith in Jesus Christ. This personal experience continues to inspire them to help those on the fringes of society to find freedom from all life controlling issues.
work in partnership with a range of local and national organisations and our current services include street outreach, drop in cafes, One-To-One consultations, group work including our community recovery programme, befriending, community detoxification services and referrals to residential rehabilitation. We’ve recently purchased our second two-bedroom move-on flat to provide accommodation for those who have successfully completed a period in residential rehabilitation. In the future we hope to be able to offer further accommodation geared to the varying needs of those we work with, including a small supported accommodation unit for those more at the beginning of their journey.
Find out more here www.streetconnect.co.uk
Action Overseas is the mission arm of the Apostolic Church, their mission is to take the gospel to the whole world. Their commitment is to the rule and reign of Jesus. God’s mission is at the heart of everything they do; to see people made in his image redeemed to the Father, through the love of Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit. The mission takes on many forms including healing the sick, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, preaching the good news, visiting the imprisoned, caring for orphans and widows, educating the poor, providing shelter to the homeless. ActionOverseas is committed to these actions whenever and wherever they can be done in Jesus name and especially when it opens up new opportunities.
They currently have a presence in around 100 countries and continue to seek God’s kingdom internationally. Doors recently opened up in Nepal directed by prayer and through the work of Mark Andrews; who heads up mission for South East Asia . Nepal is a Hindu majority country with only around 4 % professing Christianity. It is a crime to evangelise or covert to Christianity in Nepal and although Nepal claims to have religious freedom, many Christians are persecuted for their faith and shunned by their family and villages for conversion.
Action Overseas invite everyone to Pray, Give and Go. The opportunity for me to Go unveiled itself last year when I traveled to Nepal with Action Overseas for the first time. I spent time at the Victory Bible College , teaching English and supporting the work of the leaders there. Whilst there, I also had the opportunity to visit some small church pastors and pray for them and the work they are doing in a difficult land. The relationship is ongoing and I am due to return to Nepal in January where I will be teaching at VBC again and seeking opportunities to do his will. Please see http://actionoverseas.org/ to sign up for updates and be encouraged that every one of us can Pray, Give or Go.