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.

 

  • Argentina - Evangelising through Education

    Argentina - Evangelising through Education

    by Benito Bongarra

    It all started 83 years ago, in a neighbourhood far from the centre of Buenos Aires. My father José Bongarrá, then a 17-year-old boy, began to spread the word of God in the vicinity of Villa Real; he started preaching in a 2 m² seed depository, which had been lent to him. The following week he had to look for larger premises. The work started growing: initially he rented a room and then had to build a new meeting place. In 1940, an autonomous Brethren Assembly was established. In 1945, José dedicated himself to working on the monthly Christian magazine, Pregonero Christiano (Christian Announcer) and then, in 1947, to a radio programme, Christian Meditations - all by His grace alone.

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  • Ministry in a Mega City

    Ministry in a Mega City

    Delhi has been our home for the last six years. On our visits back to the United Kingdom, we are often asked what it’s like to live and work in such a city.

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  • God in the Recycling Business

    God in the Recycling Business

    by Rebecca Atallah

    The teenage boy standing at our door was so dirty I could hardly make out his features. He wore clothes I wouldn’t even have used as rags. The large, decrepit-looking basket slung over his shoulder was almost full of rubbish; its weight had already caused him to be stoop-shouldered.

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  • FEUER Network

    FEUER Network

    by Giovanni Donato

    In Italian we have a saying, ‘l’unione fa la forza’, which means ‘there’s strength in numbers’. This saying is definitely true when it comes to the public proclamation of the gospel. I work in Italy as a staff worker with Gruppi Biblici Universitari (GBU), the Italian Christian Union movement, which is part of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES). My responsibility within the GBU involves evangelism in a university setting.

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  • Japan - Below the Surface

    Japan - Below the Surface

    by Timothy Marcy

    When you think of Japan, what immediately comes to mind? Mount Fuji? Sushi? Toyota? Sony? You may be aware that the Japanese are by and large well-educated, hard-working and financially prosperous. Their scientists are world-class and their technology cutting edge. You may even know that, since the Second World War, Japan has been one of the safest and most peace-loving nations in the world. The crime rate is low.1 Individuals and communities are, as a rule, clean, neat and orderly.

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Damascus

The Yarmouk refugee camp, overrun by Islamic State militants, is facing a devastating situation. The camp has no access to clean drinking water, food shortages and little medical aid. Those who remain under siege in the camp have been left struggling for survival.

Ukraine

Reports suggest that pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have killed four Ukrainian soldiers during their captivity. These allegations will be investigated and could prove detrimental to the fragile ceasefire in force in eastern Ukraine, which has been in place since February 2015.

Nigeria

Hundreds of children, aged 11 and under, are missing from a town in Nigeria that had been recaptured from militants. Boko Haram fighters reportedly took the children with them when the fled the city.

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Mission News from around the globe

Hidden People

There are groups of people and areas of the world that have never heard of Christ or of His love for them. During 2015 the Echoes magazine is focusing on opportunities to reach these hidden people and exploring how the church is growing among these communities. 

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.  

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