Streams of Mercy

About Us

Streams of Mercy is a Christian charity with a caring ministry to orphans, prisoners and others in need overseas. We aim to show the love of Jesus Christ through giving of humanitarian aid and  offering teaching and encouragement to local  Christians and churches  who are seeking to help  the needy in their own communities.

Our area of work at present is Africa. We are supporting work among HIV/AIDS orphans, prisoners and others in Uganda.  And the ministry to prisons has extended to Kenya, DR Congo and Zambia.

In January 2013 we ministered in South Africa

In January 2017 we ministered in India

International Director and Chairman: Laurie Homewood

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International Director and Secretary: Janis Homewood

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Treasurer:  Sarah Davidson


 Trustees:

Laurence Homewood : RGN, Tutor's Diploma ( International Director)

Janis Homewood  BA (Open)  MSc (Surrey) ( International Director and Secretary)

Sarah Davidson  BA (Bedfordshire) (Treasurer)

Lynn Wright BA (Open)

Both Janis and Laurie were involved in the ministry of London Crusader Chorale in the UK. Janis has led the choir since 1992 and Laurie has supported her in this since their marriage in 1999. The main focus of that ministry in the UK was to take the life changing message of the Gospel  in word and song to prisons in the UK.  That ministry came to an end in 2013 with some Prison work being done in the UK as a Streams of Mercy team  until August 2016 when in HMP Swaleside  the Chorale led its last  Prison service .London Crusader Chorale has now been officially closed and the name  removed from the charity registration, which is now just Streams of Mercy.

Between  October 2006 and  March 2017 12 Janis and Laurie have undertaken 20  mission trips  - 19 to Africa and 1 to India , giving humanitarian aid, visiting prisons with local Pastors, children’s ministry and ministry to church fellowships.  In India we preached at Gospel Crusades held in Hindu villages a, led a Pastor's Conference and ministered to an HIV/AIDS group. Our ministry has included seminars on Worship,  Leadership, Marriage, the work of the Holy Spirit and  other general Bible studies to encourage believers in their  Christian lives. Also special seminars for youth,  the elderly and Sunday School Teachers,  and the training of a four part harmony choir. 88  prisons have been visited. (40 in Uganda, 25 in Kenya, 4 in Zambia , 11 in DR Congo and 8 in South Africa ). To date over 5200 professions of faith have been made in these prisons.

A church was started in the   Mount Elgon region of Uganda in 2017 when a  discharged prisoner, who had  received Christ during our ministry in the prison there earlier in the year,  visited the Salvation Army Officer and asked for a church to  be  started on his farm. There are now 48 members worshipping there and they are seeking to  erect a building for their services.

In addition  Pastor Israel in DR Congo visited Angola l on our behalf in 20017 and ministered in 4 prisons as well as conducting seminars in churches, with good results. He has also spent 10 days over Christmas 2017 in Kamina, DR Congo, when 45 Prison inmates made professions of faith in Christ.

Janis and Laurie are available for speaking engagement in UK. If you are interested in this, or if you would like to receive our newsletter   we would be happy to hear from you.

Sarah is Janis's daughter and is an accountant by profession. She manages the accounts for both Streams of Mercy and the London Crusader Chorale.

Lynn has been involved with Streams of Mercy for some years, attending Christian Resources Exhibitions in Esher, as well as assisting in general fund raising and updating of the website.  She became a trustee in 2012.

Stream of Mercy’s  activities and brief income/expenditure details are available via the Charity Commission www.charity-commission.gov.uk.  

Registered charity number 287915

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