I am running the London Marathon!
Renowned for loving chicken and chips, and having never at one time run more than 10 miles before; on the 28th April I am going to be lapping up 26 miles of London smog.
"It'll be an adventure" they said- I'm sure- and not without good purpose! I will be running to raise money for 'People International'. (List of interesting & thought provoking facts below)
-In Iran mobile phones outnumber people
-81,619,000 Iranians (ten Londons & 99.6% of their population) have not heard the news of Jesus
-Europeans check their phones an average of 48 times/day, Turks 78 (once every 13 minutes)
-In 2001 Turkey's National Security Council considered Protestant Missionaries the third largest threat to Turkeys national security. Surpasing only 'Islamic extremism' and the 'PKK'
I am raising money for a 'People International' project that seeks to use technology and social media to proclaim, teach, disciple and to engage on-line audieces with the news of Jesus.
People International exists to unveil the glory of God to Central Asian Muslims by establishing an enabling His church. In achieving this we are committed to working with the church at home to see an indigenous church fully established in every city, town and village across Central Asia. Where there isn’t a church or the Central Asian church isn’t yet ready to be a witness, we express the love of Christ through acts of compassion and by proclaiming the gospel boldly. Where it already exists, we work across churches enabling them to work together in closer fellowship. We also work within church fellowships strengthening leadership, equipping them to share Jesus with their families and neighbours and developing materials to help them grow in maturity. Finally, we are partners in translating the Bible, literature and other media into Central Asian languages and distributing them.
Registered Charity No.280036