In 2009, six adults and seven children from Crown headed off to Istanbul to plant a church.
On the shelves of our Uxbridge office sits an archive of Crown preaches captured on CD since 2006. You wouldn’t have to look back too far to find some incredible preaching from Andy when he was on staff at Crown. If you visit the website of Yasam Kilisesi (Life Church, Istanbul) you can now hear him preaching in Turkish! We’ve got a lot of affection and admiration for the team in Istanbul, they have done incredibly well in learning a new language and settling into a new culture. We love being a part of what God’s doing in Istanbul.
Project Hope is part of Living Hope Church (a Newfrontiers church in Mumbai, India) led by Vinu Paul.
Established in 2004, Project Hope exists to serve the poor in the nearby slums. Crown Church, as part of our heart for the nations and commitment to serving the poor, has been supporting Project Hope both financially and through prayer since 2006.
• Mobile Medical Van – a weekly mobile clinic staffed by volunteers treating thousands each year
• Empowerment – interest-free loans to those with heavy financial burden, for example to help set up a business or to help repay existing debts.
• Educational Assistance – Project Hope offers educational support to three children, including uniforms, school fees, books and other related expenses.
• Weekly Bible training to those afflicted with leprosy
• Special Skills Training – providing financial support for training in trades such as Electrician or Computing.
• HIV and AIDS Assistance – financial assistance to an AIDS infected family where the father has succumbed to the deadly virus.
• Adult Literacy Programme for Women – ladies from the slums are trained in English-speaking and biblical values.
• Fostering and Nurturing – Project Hope has taken responsibility for individuals and families, for instance, two sisters whose father is afflicted by Polio; their brother is mute and their mother works as a maid to support the family. Project hope provides for the family financially to look after their basic needs.
Future Activities that Project Hope is planning:
• A second Mobile Medical Van
• Adult Literacy programs within the church premises.
“open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor” (Deuteronomy 15:11)
If you are an International Student living near Hillingdon and would like to meet someone to practice English or find out about British culture, please email:
Julian Shellard |
Julian and his wife Debbie have been at Crown Church before it existed. They moved to West London believing that God was calling them to be part of a church plant. They and their three children have sacrificially served Crown, especially in Julian's ministry of leading the BFI team, serving international students at Brunel.
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