June 2nd, 2011

Update on AIPM

By: Chuck McComb

Recent email to AIPM Board Members, Associates and Friends of AIPM on both sides of the Atlantic,

Some days I think not much is happening in our partnerships with UK churches and am saddened. But, when I read the below, I was a bit blown away. This is from David Hunt’s Newsletter to Durham Road Baptist Church in Gateshead where he serves as pastor. A great deal has been done since summer 2009 and God continues to open doors. We commit to go through those doors when He does.

All of us owe a great debt of gratitude to David Hunt and the Trustees of Gateshead International Ministries which was formed by Durham Road Baptist Church to aid asylum seekers in 2004. In 2009 GIM got UK Border Agency approval to be a registered sponsoring agency. This was done so that GIM could issue certificates of sponsorship and allow our volunteers to get visas and meet all the requirements of the UK Border Agency for doing religious work in the UK–and do it absolutely legally!!!!

Join me in thanking David Hunt and the Trustees of GIM for all they have done. Don’t forget to pray that “God will expand our territory.”



I thought you might be interested to know that I have just issued our 37th Certificate of Sponsorship! We have been able to help a dozen different churches through these 37 volunteers. Here is the full roll call of those who have served UK churches in this way.

· Durham Road Baptist Church, Gateshead

Travis and Hannah Shelburne, youth workers

· Henley-in-Arden Baptist Church, Warwickshire

John and Jan Ward, church workers

Jim and Carroll Fox, church workers

GW and Elizabeth Craft, church workers

· Ducklington Baptist Church, Oxfordshire

Dennis and Brenda Greer, church workers

Brian and Paula Brewer, church workers

· New Life Baptist Church, Birmingham

Linda Stevens, youth worker

Kaelee Abbey, youth worker

Jo and Brooke Wood, youth workers

Sue and Tom Allen, church workers

Nathan Elder and band, musicians/church workers

· Headland Baptist Church, Hartlepool

Brittany Currier, youth worker

Jordan Howard, youth worker

· Oundle Baptist Church, Northamptonshire

Steven Simmons, youth worker

Donnie Blair, youth worker

· Oxford Road Baptist Church, Hartlepool

Preston Yancey, youth worker

· Melton Mowbray Baptist Church, Leicestershire

Greer Monson, youth worker

Austin and Jordan Neal, youth workers

· Cambridge Road Baptist Church, Middlesbrough

Darrell and Faith Grice, church workers

· Westoe Road Baptist Church, South Shields

Dennis and Brenda Greer, church workers

· Boyn Hill Baptist Church, Maidenhead

Ashley Spivey, youth worker

· Lincoln Baptist Church

Caitlin Smith, youth worker

You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

[Acts 1.8]

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