|Benjamin & Anna Wontrop|
Benjamin, who has spent enough time in England to have picked up an authentic use of the "King's English," will be laboring as the associate pastor at Bury St. Edmunds Presbyterian Church. Bury St. Edmunds is a member church of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England andWales, where a particular focus of his ministry will be evangelism. It may come as a surprise to many to read of missionaries being sent to the country that gave us the Westminster Standards and the writings of many of our fathers in the faith. But, today, many towns in England no longer have even one church that preaches the gospel. It is no longer the missions-sending powerhouse it once was, and it needs missionaries to be sent to it!
|Abbey Gardens in Bury St. Edmunds|
Bury St. Edmunds Presbyterian Church is situated about an hour and a half from London in the ancient town of Bury St. Edmunds. The town was once the capital of a Saxon kingdom and was also strongly influenced by Puritanism. Yet, today, it is full of men, women, and children who have little to no exposure to the gospel. Although the congregation is thankful for the opportunity to be a temporary home for several U.S. Air Force families, it is very small (around 10 core members).
|In the mission fields of Bury St. Edmunds|
Toward this end Bury St. Edmunds Presbyterian Church is able to provide a partial salary for the Wontrops. But Benjamin and his wife, Anna, a native Brit, need to raise around $20,400 in additional annual support and also $17,500 in onetime support. Benjamin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can find out more information about them on the website of their sending agency, Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship: pefministry.org/Site/Wontrop.html