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.

 

  • 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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  • 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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EgyptAir

The EgyptAir Airbus A320 flying overnight from Paris to Cairo crashed into the eastern Mediterranean Sea early on Thursday 19 May. Flight MS804 had 66 passengers and crew on board.

Greece

Greece moves thousands of migrants from Indomeni camp - Thousands of stranded migrants are being evacuated from the makeshift Idomeni camp on Greece's northern border with Macedonia. Most are being taken to specially designed processing facilities some 80km south, near Greece's second city, Thessaloniki.

Italy

At least 23 people have been killed, and dozens injured after two passenger trains collided head on in southern Italy on 12th July. The collision took place in good weather at 11:30 local time (09:30 GMT) as the trains were travelling at high speed between the towns of Bari and Barletta.

Nice

At least 84 people have died, including children, after a lorry slammed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice. The driver ploughed on for 2km on the Promenade des Anglais at about 23:00 local time, before being shot dead by police.

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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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