In the first chapter of his letter to the Philippians the Apostle Paul speaks of his joy at being in gospel partnership with the Philippian Christians. We at CFC are also grateful for gospel partners who pray with us and support us practically and financially as a church. Below are some of the churches who are partners in the gospel with us in Criccieth and also the gospel workers we partner with here in Wales and around the world.
Christchurch Central, Sheffield
Bethel Evangelical Church, Clydach
Criccieth Holiday Club Evangelism Trust
Heath Evangelical Church
Mike and Rachel Hill
Mike and Rachel are working in Cambodia as members of OMF International (www.omf.org/cambodia). They have three children: Eleanor (30.06.96); Abigail (10.12.98) and James (23.4.03).
Mike and Rachel lead OMF’s ‘inter-church team’, which supports the growing Cambodian church across the country and across all denominations. They themselves work in the following ministries:
– Theological Education by Extension, which trains Cambodian leaders where they live and work, using a mix of home study, group learning and practical application
– Fount of Wisdom Publishing House (http://www.fountofwisdomph.com)
– children’s worker training
– small group Bible studies
Emmanuel and Esther Durand
Emmanuel and Esther are our newest Mission Partners. They and their two boys, Jean-Baptiste and Maxime, moved from Cardiff to northern Brittany in August 2010. They are working alongside another couple in a small church in the town of Guingamp. Emmanuel is originally from Chambery in the Alps, while Esther was brought up in north Wales. Emmanuel trained at WEST theological college in Bridgend and will be helping with preaching and evangelism in Guingamp.
Wycliffe Bible Translation
We support Bible translation in West Africa. Richard works in encouraging the use of the translated Scriptures in local languages.
John and Rachel Settatree
The Trobwynt Trust was set up to bring the gospel to the young people of Llyn and Eifionydd. John and Rachel Settatree are the two workers employed by Trobwynt to run chapel and church-based Youth Clubs (known as CICs) and work with school Christian Unions to encourage believing teenagers as they share the gospel with their friends. Since 2009 John and Rachel have been helping to run a CIC group at CFC. They are also involved in running the Christian Union at our local secondary school, Ysgol Eifionydd.