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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.




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.


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.


A Myanmar jade mine landslide kills at least 12 in Kachin. Rescue efforts are underway in Myanmar's jade-producing area after a landslide killed at least 12 people with fears that there may be as many as 100 others buried under the rubble.The disaster happened at Hpakant, a town in the northern state of Kachin.


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 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


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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