Surely living and working in a large former country mansion in the picturesque English countryside isn’t real missionary work? Shouldn’t mud huts, dangerous snakes and having to purify the drinking water be somewhere in the mix? Not now. These days one can be a real missionary and never encounter any of these things.
After a period of home leave, Australian workers Brad and Judy Parker have just returned to work again in WEC’s UK centre, Bulstrode. Bulstrode, once an English manor house, is now the 'hub' of WEC UK. Brad works in the finance office and plays a pivotal role sending out money to missionaries around the world. With about 300 UK workers on the books, Brad’s task of distributing the financial gifts they receive each month is vital in helping them continue their work. Judy isn’t sure what she will do this time, but will probably help with administration and in WEC book sales. This department sells a range of books of benefit to the missionary and Christian community. On the surface Brad's and Judy’s roles may not seem to be front line work, but along with many others in support positions, they are essential for helping missionaries stay on their fields.
Pray for Brad and Judy as they settle again into community life at Bulstrode and take up their support roles.
Pray that people will come forward to fill the many vacancies teams have for support workers – teachers, administrators, bookkeepers, IT specialists, etc.