World Partnerships

We support partnerships and projects in different parts of the world as a way of sharing God's message of salvation and making a difference to people's lives.

World Partners

Operation Mobilisation (OM)  Steve Packwood

Steve first joined OM in 1985 on the ship Doulos served for 5 years on the ship and the following 7 years working in the UK with Christian Literature.

After a 10 year break from OM, he, along with Heather and his family, joined the ship Logos Hope in 2007 for 3 years. Since 2010 he has worked with OM UK, where he now serves as Head of Partner Development, leading a team who build strategic partnerships with churches to help them Pray, Give and Go into world missions.

OM’s mission is to see vibrant communities of Jesus-followers among the least-reached, working in 110 countries around the world, as well as a ship.

Click here to watch Steve’s presentation to the church in May 2018.

Wycliffe: David and Evelyn Baines

David and Evelyn have been members of Wycliffe Bible Translators since 1999 and have worked in The Philippines, Chad and Belgium.  They have been mission partners with St Mungo’s since 2004 and now live here in Balerno. David joined the Language Software Development department in 2007. He regularly teaches on a Masters in Linguistics course at Redcliffe college in Gloucester.  Evelyn is the Member Care Assistant for Wycliffe members in Scotland. She provides care for both current and retired members.


Tearfund’s ten year vision is to see 50 million people lifted out of material and spiritual poverty through a worldwide network of 100,000 churches. We are one of those churches! Tara Devlin, one of our church members, works as the youth coordinator for Tearfund (Scotland), and Steve Collins, who used to be a member of St Mungo’s, is now a Tearfund Country Director.

Challenge Ministries Swaziland

Our world mission partnership with Potter’s Wheel Church and Challenge Ministries in Swaziland is into it’s second year. Find out more. A mission team visited in October 2015 and discovered a wide range of future partnership opportunities. A second mission team visited in September 2016.

Comfort Rwanda & Congo

Comfort Rwanda & Congo began as Comfort Rwanda in 1999, five years after the 1994 genocide, with the aim of supporting their Rwandan partners in their endeavour to support the recovery of genocide survivors in Rwanda.
The remit of the charity has continued to expand and although this remains the main focus,the charity also addresses wider issues of poverty in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their aim is to encourage individuals and communities to transition from requiring basic care & relief support through to self-sustainability and building a healthy & sustainable community.

Additional World Projects


We have been supporting Just Earth (formerly known as the Maseno Project) in Kenya for a number of years, developing farm schools and helping local farmers to realise the potential of their resources, as well as sharing the good news of the Kingdom. Find out more about the work we support in Kenya.

Useful to know

Who? People from our church get involved in a range of world mission projects.

Where? Across the globe.

When? Various

Why? Because we want to support people and projects elsewhere in the world and share God’s good news.

Get in touch
Contact Derek Thomson


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