Church Representative: Brenda Wilkinson

Tearfund is a Christian charity that partners with churches in more than 50 of the world’s poorest countries, tackling poverty through sustainable development, responding to disasters, and challenging injustice. Tearfund believes that an end to extreme poverty is possible.

In 2018, a group from St. John’s visited Tearfund’s partner, World Relief Cambodia, and saw the work being done to help poor communities through improved agriculture, savings and loan schemes, healthcare training and by raising awareness of the dangers of trafficking.

More recently, we have been linked with the United Mission to Nepal, which has been working there since 1954 with a mission to ‘pursue justice for all, to address the root causes of poverty and to make Christ known by word and life. For more about UMN, watch the video on our YouTube channel.

St. John’s is now part of Tearfund’s World of Difference initiative. As a result, we receive regular updates from different countries, which show how Tearfund’s work with local churches is transforming whole communities. The updates can be viewed at: 

OR, for more about the work of Tearfund, visit the website at:;

Church transforming community

Jesus came and was part of a community. He lived among people with spiritual and practical needs – and he provided spiritual and practical solutions. As Christians (and the church), part of our call is to do the same in our communities.
Around the world, Tearfund often works through the local church to bring transformation where it is needed. This way of working is called Church and Community Transformation (CCT).
Over the past year, supported by your prayers, we have been able to help thousands of pastors and churches to make a difference in the lives of people facing challenging circumstances.