As part of the worldwide church of God, Hillview Community Church has a local focus but a global vision. We want our congregation to be involved and gain first hand experience in global missions.
We seek to support and promote the mission of God throughout the world through personal connections and deepening relationships with various people, churches, ministries and missions working in other countries.
Our commitment is also evidenced in social concern and a desire to address prevailing issues of justice and poverty, but underlying all this is the deep conviction that Jesus is the only answer to a needy world. Sharing His good news in deed and word both in Aberdeen and around the world is how we demonstrate His life and give a foretaste of his coming kingdom.
For 2014/2015 we have committed to support Martin and Ruth Mohr who work for Arab World Ministries in the South of France, Ian and Lyndsey Farrimond serving with SIM in Malawi, Liam and Rachel Byrnes who are working with All Nations in South Africa and a couple of OM Missionaries in Asia.
We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Barbara Scott, a missionary that we have supported for many years. Barbara worked for WEC in Senegal since the 1970’s and was dedicated to bringing the hope that only Jesus brings. Barbara was able to show the love of Jesus to hundreds if not thousands throughout her time serving there by using her nursing skills, building relationships with many tribes and telling them of the glorious work of Jesus on the cross. Barbara was also very involved in the translation and transmitting of bible teachings via radio. We thank the Lord for her, her faithfulness and how she was used to spread the name of Jesus and His good news!
We also support International Justice Mission (IJM) and Open Doors who look to care for persecuted Christians around the world and the Kerusso Trust that is directed by Jonathan and Ruth Groves who are members at Hillview.
Locally we have been able to support Bethany Christian Trust that looks to care for those who are most vulnerable in Aberdeen and 20 Scheme’s that look to plant gospel-centred churches in some of Scotland’s most deprived areas. We are delighted to be able to support two of our members, Glenn and Karin Innes, as they continue the work of establishing The Bridge in the Garthdee/Broomhill area of Aberdeen.