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Acre Gospel Mission

Registered

Charity no. 108390 Date registered. 16/02/2022

Public benefits

That through hearing the Gospel, regular hearers along with all other hearers will come to a saving knowledge of the love of God in Christ and get to know God in a deeper, fuller and personal way and then learn how to implement their Christian faith in everyday life. Relief of poverty to the poor in Brazil, Portugal and Lanzarote The benefits are

demonstrated by monitoring the attendance levels at activities and events run by the charity and those run with partner organisations and churches who can provide regular teaching and preaching of Gods word to the local inhabitants together with community outreach in the buildings funded by the charity and assisted by the missionaries serving in these churches. No harm arising from the purposes. The Charity's beneficiaries are the people of Brazil, Spain and Portugal who benefit from the missionary endeavours of our missionaries and volunteers who work alongside local evangelical churches and Christian organisations to share the Good News of Salvation and also help disciple Christians. Many poor Brazilian, Spanish and Portuguese also benefit from food packages and access to foodbanks, medical supplies and emergency clothing. No private benefit arising apart from paying staff and paying allowances to sponsored missionaries/workers which is necessary to enable the Acre Gospel Mission to operate and provide public benefit.

What your organisation does

Our Missionaries primary focus is to preach the Gospel with the aim of winning of souls to Christ. Our main purpose is that with the help of God people are brought to a saving knowledge of the love of God in Christ, and to assist in the building up of the Church, which is the body of Christ. Acre Gospel Mission partners with trusted local

Churches and Christian organisations in the geographical locations in which it operates, namely Brazil, Portugal and Lanzarote. In Brazil we work closely with the Baptist Union of Brazil and where capital funds are needed to build churches we are made aware of the need and after prayerful consideration we determine if it is appropriate to provide funds in accordance with our policies. In Brazil we have approximately 20 fulltime missionaries (local Brazilians) who are often the Pastor's of the local churches, who provide weekly services in Portuguese for the general public, together with running children and youth outreach and a foodbank where needed in the church. Missionaries are also involved in planting churches in nearby towns and villages. Missionaries also provide a regular radio ministry and advertise this locally. Missionaries continue to provide food parcels, medicine, basic medical and dental care along the Amazon tributaries into the state of Acre which is a deprived area, prone to flooding and worsened by COVID. In Portugal our Missionaries partner with the local churches to preach the Gospel to the general public both in Portuguese and English, run a bible seminary and assist with a youth outreach ministry called Camp Sonshine for several hundred children and young people in the summer. In Lanzarote one of our Missionaries is the Pastor of the local church, he holds weekly services in Spanish together with running children's outreach and a foodbank in the church, he is also a hospital Chaplin and he and his wife are also heavily involved in outreach work in the hospital, prison and several old people's homes.

The charity’s classifications

  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • The advancement of religion

Who the charity helps

  • General public
  • Overseas/developing countries
  • Voluntary and community sector
  • Volunteers

How the charity works

  • Grant making
  • Overseas aid/famine relief
  • Relief of poverty
  • Religious activities
  • Volunteer development

Charitable purposes

The expressed and continued objects of this Mission as stated in the Schedule hereto are interdenominational evangelical missionary endeavour in the Acre District of Brazil for the spiritual Christian instruction and temporal relief of the inhabitants of that District and adjoining Districts in Brazil to which the objects of the Mission may be at any time extended. The Acre Gospel Mission was formed under a deep sense of the spiritual need of the Territory of Acre, and the adjoining districts of Brazil, with an earnest desire, constrained by the love of Christ, and the hope of His coming to obey His command to preach the Gospel to every creature. Its aim is, by the help of God, to bring the peoples of the Acre and district to a saving knowledge of the love of God in Christ, and to assist in building up the church, which is His body, throughout the land.

Governing document

Trust Deed or Declaration of Trust

Other name


  • 6 Trustees
  • 0 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Mr Keith Lindsay, 52A Halfpenny Gate Road, Moira, Craigavon, BT67 0HP

Trustee board

Trustee
Pastor Victor Francis Maxwell
Mr Paul Mcmanus
Mr James Carson
Mrs Karen Lindsay
Mr David Middleton
Miss Sandra Cowan

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland
  • Internationally
  • Brazil
  • Portugal
  • Spain