Welcome to Echoes. We are a mission service organisation, based in Bath, UK. We exist to advance the work of mission globally and see individuals and communities impacted by the Gospel.  We do this by partnering with local churches, cross-cultural mission workers, and indigenous people whose ultimate goal is to proclaim God's love in Christ and demonstrate this through loving service by a variety of means in different circumstance across the world.

 

  • Yukpa Indians, Colombia

    Yukpa Indians, Colombia

    by Carl R. Lehmann

    During the Spanish conquest of Colombia, the indigenous peoples were cruelly enslaved. Spaniards pillaged their treasures and forced them to build the great San Felipe fortress on the north coast, where they amassed gold and emeralds, stolen from the tribes. Today this is the main tourist attraction in Cartagena, Colombia.

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  • Medical Mission work in Rural Africa

    Medical Mission work in Rural Africa

    by David McAdam

    It is night time. All around, the village is in darkness and everyone has gone to bed. However, Chitokoloki Mission Hospital is still brightly lit, humming with activity and full to overflowing. In every ward all the beds are occupied. The entire floor area is carpeted with mattresses, each with a patient and perhaps a relative as well. You can hear a medley of languages: Bemba, Chokwe, Luchazi, Lunda, Luvale, Portuguese and occasionally English, as patients and relatives converse.

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  • Personal Evangelism in France

    Personal Evangelism in France

    Janice Duffin

    French culture and mentality in the 21st century have been shaped by several revolutions, dating back to the Enlightenment in the 18th century. This philosophical movement promoted science, knowledge and intellectual exchange as a means to overcome superstition and intolerance, particularly relating to church and state. A fiercely critical spirit, a tendency to question before accepting, and a freethinking and individualistic approach to life, are some of the consequences attributed to this period.

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  • Bhutan - An Exotic Country in Need of The Gospel

    Bhutan - An Exotic Country in Need of The Gospel

    by Dr Johnson C. Philip and Dr Saneesh Cherian

    Bhutan is a small landlocked country to the north-east of India, which has maintained a good political relationship with the UK since the early 20th Century. In 2006, a survey indicated that Bhutan was the happiest country in Asia and eighth happiest in the world. Yet, this country does not grant any kind of freedom to Christians.

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  • Church Growth in China - A Work of God

    Church Growth in China - A Work of God

    by Tony Lambert

    When I first visited China in 1973 there were no churches in that vast country. By 1952, all missionaries had been expelled and two decades of persecution followed culminating in Mao’s Cultural Revolution, which exploded across China in 1966. The last few churches were closed, Bibles were burnt, pastors were sent to labour camps and Christians went underground.

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Somalia

At least 10 people have been killed in two car bomb attacks near Mogadishu airport. The car bombers targeted a heavily fortified area near the main airport and those killed include checkpoint security guards.

Japan

Nineteen residents have been killed in a knife attack at a care centre for people with mental disabilities in Sagamihara, city in north-central Kanagawa Prefecture, bordering Tokyo. A local man has admitted to the attacks and has been arrested.

France

A priest has been killed in an attack by two armed men at his church near Rouen, north France. The men entered the church during mass on 26th July, taking the priest, two nuns and several churchgoers hostage. Both hostage-takers are also dead.

Syria

Forty-four people have been killed in a double bombing in Kurdish-controlled Qamishli, north-east Syria on 27 June 2016. Explosives in a truck and a motorbike were detonated near a Kurdish security headquarters.

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Mission News from around the globe

I will build my Church

The growth of the global Church, particularly in the past 60 years has been phenomenal; God is building His Church. During 2016, the lead articles in the Echoes magazine will highlight examples of this growth across the world.  

FirstServe

 

 

FirstServe is a unique discipleship and missions programme, primarily for 18-25 year-olds on a gap year, or those with a shorter time available. Looking to make a difference on your gap year? Visit: www.first-serve.org.uk

Prayer

Echoes mission workers are based in different countries all around the world, committing their lives full time to God, and are involved in a variety of projects to show His love to the communities in which they live. Please visit our Latest News page to follow weekly updates on how you can be praying specifically for these workers.

Echoes eShop

The Echoes eShop offers a variety of resources to give a greater understanding of mission and the work of God on a global scale. To purchase mission orientated books, DVDs or CDs, please visit our Resources page.  

Echoes Magazine

The Echoes monthly magazine provides information from around the globe to inform readers of evangelistic outreach, issues faced by Christians and prayer news from mission workers associated with Echoes of Service. Please click the following link to purchase the Echoes magazine and Daily Prayer Guide: Subscribe.

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