The Feba Spring Supporter Tour is finished! The programme included 13 special events plus three church services and a ministers' network meeting, spread across 11 different venues in the space of eight days, with the team staying in a different place each night! Starting in West Sussex on 6th March, the 'Tour Bus' covered over 750 miles around England and there was a flying visit to Northern Ireland where the finale was a morning service at Abbots Cross, Newtownabbey on 13th March.

The Saturday evening event at Abbots Cross Presbyterian Church

"The Spring Tour was a fantastic opportunity to get out 'on the road' and meet supporters face-to-face. It was certainly a busy week but it was extremely rewarding and worthwhile too. It was humbling to meet with people who have been supporting Feba for many years, and exciting to meet with people who have only recently heard of our ministry – with both groups being really important to us. I'm always impressed by the way in which Feba supporters grasp and retain prayer topics and commit to praying for the work, and to pray with them in the various locations we visited was a real privilege and joy. I'd like to say a big "Thank You!" to everyone who attended an event, some of whom travelled considerable distances to be with us. I do hope we'll be able to do something similar again in future."

Bob Chambers, Chief Executive

I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended an event

The team spoke to over 500 people at all the different venues, and shared with them details of Feba's work in the Horn of Africa as well as an overview of our wider ministry in Asia and the Middle East.

"Feba has such a great history and there are new opportunities opening up for us. The tour gave me a fabulous chance to explain to our supporters how tour work in Africa and also in the Middle East and Asia builds on our heritage and takes us into a new exciting season of ministry." 

Stephanie Mooney, Partnerships Team Director

Feba has such a great history and there are new opportunities opening up for us

The work in the Horn of Africa is challenging and demanding - Christians face persecution on a daily basis. The area faces many challenges with drought and famine as well as civil unrest.

Dawit speaking to a group at All Nations College

"It was great to meet face to face with so many people who have been praying for the ministry over the years. I find it encouraging to know that there are people in the UK who have a heart for the work God has called me to."

*Dawit, Feba's Regional Coordinator in the Horn of Africa.  

It was great to meet face to face with so many people who have been praying

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Published: 14th March 2016, Tim Hollingdale, Director of Supporter Relations