- We help practically through the involvement and engagement of KPC members in mission situations,
- we pray and
- we give financial support.
Education for Life, Kenya. Following a visit by 14 of our young people and leaders in 2013 to Timbwani in 2013, we have maintained personal contacts and have been actively involved in water aid projects to finance water supplies to two villages and, more recently a new water truck.
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IcFEM – an indigenous Kenyan organisation based in Kimilili, Western Kenya with a mission of smooth integration of community development, evangelism and innovative provision of holistic care. IcFEM aims at building people, especially in rural areas, both spiritually and practically to become self-supporting. Several visits to support the work in Kimilili have been made over the last three years and our links continue.
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Tearfund – In recent times, visits have been made by KPC members to projects in Uganda, Zambia, South Africa and Haiti. Finance has been raised for ‘No child taken’ and Middle Eastern refugees, as well as for situations in Africa.
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Other involvement –
Matt Roberts-Davies is in Kenya working with Jubilant Kenya, a Christian microfinance institution and as a mission associate of CMS-Africa, sharing their vision in Business As Mission to serve the poor and create honest businesses which glorify God.
Ed and Suzanne Walker have been to Cambodia working with Dentaid to provide much needed dental equipment and services. Before they went, people at KPC funded five wheelie bins of dental equipment to be transported there.
Anawin, Birmingham – Anawim exists to support women and their children, especially women vulnerable to exploitation including prostitution. It seeks to provide wider positive choices to help them achieve their goals and reach their full potential as part of the wider community. At KPC, we have supported Joy Doal in developing and sustaining this work.
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Narthex, linked to St John’s, Sparkhill – Our main involvement is supporting their foodbank through our collection of food cans in church for Harvest Sunday and collections at other times at Tesco in Knowle. We also support St John’s Church.
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St Christopher’s, Sparkhill – We have a long-standing links in supporting the Springfield Project and have provided financial support for their Parish Missioner.
St Andrew’s, Chelmsley Wood – We have a great relationship with this church through their vicar Mike Harmon, who was a at KPC prior to training for ordination. Members from Knowle support and serve at St Andrews as treasurer and in assisting worship. We help with gifts to provide items and facilities they might otherwise lack.
This Way Up – works across our local schools with a team of incredibly dedicated and caring volunteer pastoral mentors to support young people affected by mental health issued or family breakdown.
Several members of KPC are heavily involved in the charity at trustee and mentor level.