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Graeme and Bequi Innes

The Innes Family

Moldova is one of Europe’s poorest countries. Less well known, though, is Moldova’s spiritual impoverishment. Most of the 4 million people who live there would regard themselves as Orthodox Christian but Wonderfully, there has been significant gospel growth since Moldova’s independence in 1991. This has been hampered by many Christians emigrating – 25% of all Moldovans work abroad!

There are major strengths within Moldovan evangelicalism: the Church is zealous in evangelism and preaching is done passionately. However, churches are often weak at discipling believers. Moldova is starving for faithful bible teaching and training. The gospel need is great, but the workers are few.

In 2004 Graeme spent a year serving at a church in Moldova’s capital, Chisinau, igniting his passion for the country and its people. He learnt the language (Romanian), and has since led multiple mission trips to Moldova. Currently, Graeme and Bequi serve at Christ Church Leyton as the Associate Minister and Women’s Worker respectively. Many of the Moldovans in London live in Leyton and there is a Moldovan congregation at Christ Church Leyton. Every week, Graeme and Bequi have many gospel and discipleship opportunities with Moldovans through their various ministries, and one of the ladies is teaching Bequi Romanian.

Through this, Graeme would love to model to and train Moldovan men in expository bible preaching. Graeme is also exploring the possibility of being a part-time theology lecturer at the Christian university, UDG.

Bequi’s primary ministry will be supporting Graeme and looking after their two children, Iona and Joshua. She also will be involved with evangelism and discipleship among women and children. Bequi hopes to teach English, seeking opportunities to share the gospel with unbelievers.

In preparation for ministry in Moldova, Graeme has completed the ‘Associate Scheme’ at St Helen’s Bishopsgate and a Master’s degree in Theology. In addition, he is now finishing his fourth year part-time on the ‘Theology for Crossing Cultures’ course at Oak Hill College, where Bequi also has audited the cross-cultural modules.

Graeme and Bequi are convinced of the need for committed partners to support and pray regularly for their ministry. Would you consider joining them in praying for the work they will undertake
and/or supporting them financially for an initial period of three years?
Their three year budget provides for a wide range of expenses including their set up costs in
Moldova, salaries, pension, accommodation,healthcare and travel expenses. They require £22,000
for 2017 (August-December), £36,000 for 2018, £35,000 for 2019 and £26,000 for 2020 (January-July). Please contact http://www.crosslinks.org if you would like any further information on the breakdown of this budget.

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Service times and directions

Sunday Morning Services

10:00 am

Including Creche (0-3) and Sunday Club (3-11s) every week; Impact Extra (school years 7-9) usually on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Followed by refreshments.

Sunday Evening Services

6.30pm - Followed by refreshments.

All Welcome!

St Alkmunds Church, Church Drive
Duffield, DE56 4BA
(01332) 840536