Posted by Tim on 18th March 2010
Welcome to the revamped Syzygy website and blog! I’m Tim, and I’m one of the directors of Syzygy. One way or another, I’ve been involved in supporting missionaries for 15 years, since I realised that too many of them are either coming home for entirely avoidable reasons, or heroically labouring on under difficult circumstances. Syzygy is resolved to do what we can to support such people, help them continue in their mission, and become more effective. And more importantly, we hope to encourage their sending churches and organisations to get behind them to do in the long term what Syzygy’s doing in the short term.
I hope that through this blog we will be able to stimulate discussion around various issues concerning cross-cultural workers, and draw more people into our ever-expanding network of volunteer supporters. Whether you go, pray, encourage, finance, or support, I hope you’ll find something here for you.
Syzygy’s directors all have first-hand missions experience, between us having served short-, medium- and long-term in four continents, and although we’re all now based in England, we all continue to be involved in our own ministries to support missions overseas. Our mission draws its name from our belief that global mission is a task whose burden should not fall exclusively on those who go, but should be shared by the whole church. The word Syzygy – Greek for “yoked together” – conveys the image of oxen ploughing together, and the more oxen there are in a team, the easier it gets.
For information on how to get involved with us, go to the CONTACT US page.