International/South African Mission Group
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. --1 Corinthians 12:27
Christ Church Georgetown is part of the world-wide Anglican Communion. The Anglican Communion is 80 million members in 44 regional and national member churches in over 160 countries around the globe.
The International Mission Group supports the global Christian community through educational and spiritual programs, through prayer and public discussion, and financial support to mission partners, especially in Africa. Over the years, the International Mission Group has sponsored pilgrimages and visits to our mission partners in South Africa, Mexico, Honduras and Russia. The International Mission Group encourages parishioners to bring forward international projects with which they are involved. We also hope for news of Peace Corps volunteers from the parish whose community work we might support, as we have in the past.
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Fikelela, Cape Town, South Africa
Fikelela seeks to reduce HIV infections and increase HIV/AIDS education and care.
Bholotwa Retreat Center and Land Resettlement Scheme, Queensland
Groups around the Diocese of Grahamstown use the Bholotwa Retreat Center to help them resettle local farmers on land previously held by the Anglican Church.
Ilinge, Ezibeleni and Alice, Grahamstown/Queenstown, South Africa
Heidi Schmidt and Monica Vega attend to children who have lost their parents due to AIDS.
Mariya Umama we Themba Monastery, Grahamstown, South Africa
The Monastery is an Anglican Community of Men where individuals and groups are welcome to come for a retreat during the year. The Monastery has also founded a school that currently serves grades kindergarten and 1st, and there are plans to add a new class each year. In addition to providing funding for the school, Christ Church also ships books to the school that have been provided by the Bishop Walker School, another Mission Partner.
The College of the Transfiguration, Grahamstown, South Africa
COTT is the only Anglican seminary in Southern Africa.
The Sisters of St. Mary, Greenwich, New York
The first Anglican/Episcopalian Order founded in the United States in 1865. The Order is comprised of two houses; one in Greenwich, New York and the other in Luwinga, Malawi.
Equal Access, San Francisco, CA
Equal Access seeks to create positive change for underserved people in developing countries by providing information and education through media.
The New Sudan Educational Initiative, Colchester, VT
NESEI seeks to build schools in Sudan.
Innocents at Risk, Washington, DC
Innocents at Risk was founded by parishioner Debby Sigmund and is a non-profit organization that seeks to fight child exploitation and human trafficking.
The Diocese of Niassa, Mozambique
This Diocese covers more than half of Mozambique, and is a fast-growing Anglican community