Our Mission Partner
To help one another ….
Ruth Sayers – Devonport
I seek to show Christ to those around me, to be a warming presence in an area of depravation and disadvantage. I support unemployed people through a work club, helping people get back into work, and represent a local church at community events and meetings while also working within the church, helping with Bible studies and pastoral care.
I was brought up in a Christian family and, as a teenager, attended a Baptist church which made mission a priority. I enjoyed supporting missionaries, and yet I always knew that God had a call on my life and one day it would be my turn to serve. For much of my working life I was a senior administrator at Surrey University, which was good preparation for the work I did in the Middle East giving administrative support over many years. My first placement with CMS was in Egypt where I worked with the Diocese of Egypt and the Horn of Africa. This was followed by two years spent in Bethlehem and then Jordan, working with the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf in Salt.
To serve which has led me overseas and now in the UK
Church worker in the comunity
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After nearly nine years in the Middle East, I was offered the opportunity of working in Plymouth. However, I initially knew very little about the city or the issues affecting the area. I have been on a steep learning curve, seeing lives that are devastated by unemployment and a sense of feeling forgotten. What is the gospel for these people? The churches in the area are small, theres a shortage of clergy and churches arent by and large seen as having a significant role within the community. It has to start with being rooted in local areas and walking alongside some of the most disadvantaged people.
Do please Pray for Ruth in her work in Devonport
Link Letter no. – 41 April 2021
Dear friends and supporters,
“Since November we have offered food during the holidays and half terms and we intend to run two collection days in the Easter holidays, one before and one after Easter.”
An update from Ruth on Plymouth’s work club, the food programme and outreach at Easter.
To read Ruth’s latest link letter online click here > Sayers-41
Click here to download Ruth’s latest link letter as a PDF > Sayers-41
To read Ruth’s previous link letter follow the links below