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.

 

  • The Santals of India

    The Santals of India

    The Santals of India

    William Walker, my father, held the Santals in great affection. For 11 years he lived alongside them and in later life, wrote his doctoral thesis on their creation story. He was always trying to find the best approach to convey to these charming and vivacious people, that the overflowing love of God could disarm their deep-seated fears, speak to their sense of human lostness, and satisfy the longings for harmony and joy so poignantly expressed in their culture.

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  • Fear on Every Side

    Fear on Every Side

    Jonathan Newell

    Malawi is a beautiful country. Its people are extremely friendly and generous to visitors. The land is fertile and contains one of the most glorious lakes in the world. As a nation Malawi is very religious. Aside from the Muslim minority, most Malawians attend the numerous churches that can be found throughout the country. In some villages locals can be seen flocking to the mosque on Fridays, to Seventh Day Adventist churches on Saturdays and to many other Christian denominations on Sundays.

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  • Same Planet, Different World

    Same Planet, Different World

    A little over a year ago our church, and those close to us, gathered to pray and commend us to the hands of the Father as we began a new stage in our lives. Put simply we were being called to missionary life, learning to love the unreached and getting ready for the field. Simultaneously, God was gathering a team of faithful partners with the same heart to extend His Kingdom. However, the reality was a long process - full of many details, prayers and specific answers from God.

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  • Seeing is Believing: Cambodia

    Seeing is Believing: Cambodia

    by David and Sue Ashelby

    “Like something out of a movie!” shouted one of our group members as we hurtled into Phnom Penh in a tuk-tuk, laden with four people and our suitcases. Bikes and motorcycles wove in and out of the traffic, carrying mothers, babies, household items, vegetables - in fact anything that needed to be transported. We were glad of the breeze created by our drive, to stave off the effect of the heat and humidity.

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  • Estonia and the True Pagans of Europe

    Estonia and the True Pagans of Europe

    by Mark Nelson

    Isolated communities in the north-eastern corner of the European continent offer prayers and sacrifices in sacred forest groves. These are not the neo-pagans that have appeared recently in the West, trying to revive a faith that died out centuries ago; these people are the real thing. Their ancestors never accepted the Christian faith and they continue an unbroken tradition, proudly calling themselves pagans

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Ecuador

Following an earthquake in Ecuador of a 7.8 magnitude, at least 570 people have died. There has been extensive damage to buildings and roads, leaving the country in a state of despair. Please pray that the Lord will bring strength to all those that have been affected and for recovery to be brought as speedily as possible.

Pakistan

Following an explosion at a public park in Lahore, Pakistan, at least 69 people have been killed and over 300 injured, many of whom were children. Reports suggest that those targeted were mainly Christians who were celebrating Easter. Please pray for all the families who have lost loved ones and that God may work in this situation to both heal and protect those affected.

Belgium

After a terrorist attack in Brussels, Belgium, 35 people have been killed and over 300 injured in three bombings. The government declared three days of mourning and the country is still in a state of recovery.

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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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