Mission Direct

Registered Charity Number 1107824

Total raised
£19731.55 + £3197.25 Gift Aid = £22928.80
+ £2919.75 Gift Aid
+ £277.50 Gift Aid

About Mission Direct

Building hope, bringing change

Mission Direct enables everyday people to make a practical and lasting difference to some of the world's most vulnerable people. We do this by making long-term commitments to our carefully-chosen partners in-country and equipping volunteers to join us for a 2-week overseas mission trip to build homes, schools/classrooms, hospitals and rescue centres etc. The impact you have and how much your time means to the local people, will change you forever!


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Jane Foster's Mission Trip

At the end of September I will be going to Kumi in Uganda for 2 weeks with Mission Direct. MD have been working with the Kumi Bazaar school since 2016 when they had 898 pupils in just seven classrooms with many children sitting on the floor. Over the last 2 years volunteers through Mission Direct have provided desks and built additional classrooms. In 2018 They had over 1000 children with classes bursting at the seams with up to 200 pupils. This has been alleviated somewhat by the classrooms volunteers have built so far, yet the school still needs further classrooms to accommodate the high intakes and ensure every child can learn safely. The project I will be helping with this year is to build a further 2 classrooms for nursery children. Volunteers pay for their own travelling costs but are asked to raise money for the building projects. So here I am asking for your support to sponsor me in raising money for this good cause. Every penny you give will go to the Kumi Project. Next year they plan to build accommodation for the staff.
My Story:Last August while I was at a Christian event I discovered Mission Direct. It set my mind working that this is something I would like to do. They gave me a booklet with about 20 different projects in various countries. All of these with a similar purpose of going to a country and making a difference, so which one to choose? I flicked through the pages and was drawn to a British grandmother holding a African baby and her face was lit up with delight. This was for a project in Kumi Uganda. A month after this event I went away in my camper and met a lady for the first time. We got talking and within 5 minutes of meeting her I had discovered that she had been on a Mission Direct trip to Kumi in Uganda! This felt like a definite sign for me.In November 2018 I met Paula Jayne Bate. She had been to Uganda many times. She was praying for someone to accompany her in a trip to Uganda in January 2019. I just felt it was a divine connection, that I had met Paula for a reason and God was drawing me to Uganda. It was a mad rush to get injections, visa and flights organised in just 6 weeks.I had an amazing time in Uganda. The people were so friendly and welcoming. I think this was largely due to our shared love of Christ. It really felt like we were visiting family. I especially loved being with the children.When I came home something still prompted me to think about the Mission Direct trip. I still felt I was destined to go to Kumi. I decided to take a leap of faith and just 'do it'. The morning after I booked my trip to Kumi I felt I had my confirmation. There was an interview on the radio about an African charity that had started in Kumi! It was a charity that dealt with period poverty. A problem that I have an increasing interest in, in this country as well as abroad, Many girls will miss days off school on a monthly basis because of their periods, due to not being able to afford to buy sanitary protection. I currently volunteer at the local foodbank and we sometimes have a surplus of sanitary products. When I went to Uganda in January I was permitted to take a suitcase full of sanitary towels. The excitement of the ladies we gave these to was a joy to behold. I also help with the charity toilet twinning. So to go to Africa and witness first hand the latrines that this charity provides was a real eye opener!I would be grateful for any donations you feel prompted to give, but please don't feel pressured to do so.Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

Jane Foster

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Current appeals

Cyclone Idai appeal

<p>Please support Mission Direct’s appeal to help our partners tackling the aftermath of Cyclone Idai.</p><p><br></p><p>The cyclone hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe on 15<sup>th</sup> March. It is the worst recorded tropical cyclone in sub-Saharan Africa and has affected over 2.6 million people. Winds reached 175 km/h, devastating large areas of land. People, property and crops have been washed away by rock falls, mud slides and significant flooding.</p><p><br></p><p>Many already vulnerable groups are even more exposed, including child headed families and the elderly. Thousands of people have been made homeless and are now hungry. </p><p><br></p><p><strong>Granny Francesca</strong> is an example of one of these people. She has no living relatives and lives in an informal dwelling that, although still standing, does not shelter her from the weather. Her clothes and bedding remain wet.</p><p><br></p><p>Mission Direct send mission teams to Manicaland in Eastern Zimbabwe to build school classrooms and to participate in community outreach programmes to the most needy. One of these teams had only just finished their projects the day before the cyclone arrived. We desperately want to provide assistance to the people and communities in which we have served. </p><p><br></p><p><strong><u>Who and what?</u></strong></p><p>Mission Direct believe in supporting local organisations who know the local needs best and who have the trust of their communities. Our main partner in Zimbabwe is the United Baptist Church who are particularly concentrated in Eastern Zimbabwe. They are on the ground providing emergency assistance and have well established infrastructure and capacity to coordinate activities across the whole region. </p><p><br></p><p>They have a working response plan that considers immediate to long-term aspects of this crisis. Their immediate plan is to provide food, medication, blankets, clothing, sanitary wear and assistance with burying the dead. This is to be closely followed by temporary housing and counselling services while continuing to provide basic needs. Longer term they will support more permanent rebuilding, crop and livestock resuscitation, and income generation. Long after the TV cameras have left and many western charities will have returned home, our partners will continue to serve these communities.</p><p><br></p><p>We urge you to please support our Zimbabwean partners as they meet the needs on the ground. Thank you!</p><p><br></p><p>Wil Horwood, CEO</p>

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