Mission is so important to us that we give 10% of the church's income to support our Kingdom Partners in what they are doing for God and His world. We also support people from St Leonard's who are involved in various kinds of outreach and mission, in the long or short term.
MEET OUR KINGDOM PARTNERS
STEVE AND LINDSEY
Due to gang violence, corruption and poverty, as many as 46 per cent of Honduran young people want to migrate to the US. These children and young people on the edges have experienced trauma in the home and have little to no resources or opportunities to rise above their circumstances. They feel abandoned to make a life for themselves and seek belonging in the only place they can think of – the street.
In partnership with UK charity Street Kids Direct and working alongside World Gospel Mission, we support local projects to help develop prevention, intervention and rehabilitation programmes for these at-risk children and young people.
PETE AND SARAH
Tree of Life, run by Pete and Sarah, are a church family committed to a life of following Jesus together in Manenberg, Cape Town.
We don’t primarily aim to offer solutions to Manenberg’s problems, we simply seek to be a sign that another reality is possible when love is put at the centre.
JACK AND CLAIRE
Jack and Claire, with their four children, have been serving Muslim refugees in Eastern Sahara since 2013.
They lead a mission team with a vision to see the whole region transformed by God: providing water access to poor communities, and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ, the 'Living Water' (John 7.37-39).
Adam leads Oak Church which is a youth focused church in central Stevenage.
Being youth focused means we have a particular heart for seeing Jesus meet with and inspire young people, but we are welcome to all and have a multi-generational community.
Oak is a part of the Church of England and began as a church plant from Soul Survivor Watford in 2015.
THE LUNCHBOWL NETWORK
The Lunchbowl Network was established in 2006 in response to the plight of orphaned and vulnerable children living in the Kibera slum, Nairobi, Kenya. They provide nutritious food through an established feeding programme, and run two kindergartens and a primary school to provide a good education through creative learning for children who endure the harsh reality of life in Kibera.
Kibera is a tough place to grow up, with little or no access to clean water, very poor sanitation and limited or no access to regular meals. These children are some of the most disadvantaged in the whole of Africa.
More recently, the Lunchbowl Network has also started to make the same provision for children with severe hearing impairment and physical disability.
Inspiring, training and equipping children, young people and families.
Following Jesus where the need is greatest.
Helping local people in crisis.