Global Mission

We support a number of families and individuals serving God in other cultures. They are all part of our mission family, let us introduce you…

Philip & Anna Evans


Philip and Anna live and work in Skopje, Macedonia with their 2 children. They moved in 2009 to serve and support Glasnost, a vibrant Boiler Room community which seeks to be a ‘Voice in the urban desert’ through serving those around them including; the poor and marginalised, young families, arts communities, refugees, and religiously disillusioned population of Skopje. Anna works as a teacher at an international school and Philip is an entrepreneur exporting Macedonian food. Through the workplace, they love to serve and be a witness to their colleagues and do business in an ethical way. In their spare time, they love cooking and sharing food with others, running, and exploring all the beautiful nature that Macedonia has to offer.

What to pray for:

  • Glasnost – Pray for more growth, vision, provision, and opportunities to serve the various communities in Skopje.
  • Work/life balance with full on work, family, church life and a growing business.

David & Joy James

Tower Hamlets, London

After six years with Emmaus Rd, David & Joy James now live in East London, serving marginalised people in a predominantly Bengali Muslim population. Their neighbourhood has high levels of unemployment, alongside high incidences of mental illness, social exclusion, Islamic extremism and drug & alcohol abuse. As members of a prayer-focused, missional community, their goal is to: ‘make disciples of Jesus, bridge cultural and generational gaps, and work for lasting neighbourhood transformation, for the sake of God’s Kingdom’.

What to pray for:

  • Health, protection and provision for their family
  • Deeper relationships with their Muslim neighbours
  • The local Church to engage with Muslims and those on the margins of society

Frances McLaren

Neubrandenburg, Germany

Frances moved from Guildford, Surrey, Canada to Guildford, Surrey, UK in September 2007 to find out who the 24-7 Prayer Movement were, to take part in their discipleship course, “Transit”, and to find out what God was doing in Europe.

With a love of travel and history, and a heart to see God’s purposes released and encouraged in the nations, she remained based in Guildford as part of the Guildford Boiler Room (which became the Emmaus Rd Community), until being released in September 2016 to join the 24-7 Prayer, Polylux Community in Neubrandenburg, Germany.

Polylux e.V. is a small community of friends living on a low income housing estate in the historically East German city of Neubrandenburg.  Their heart and purpose is to remind people who feel forgotten and worthless, that they are beautiful, loved and can play an active role in their own lives, dreams and destinies.  Through simple community support initiatives (youth club, community meals, an open choir) and by living lives of faith, hope and love alongside people, they hope to bring hope, and to open up new perspectives for people whereby they may discover bridges to themselves, their neighbours and to God.

What to pray for:

  • Financial provision and language learning
  • Adapting to culture and creating friendships
  • For the breaking of unhealthy cycles of family dysfunction, debt, unemployment, depression & fear within the local community.

Ian Nicholson

Woking Football Club

Ian Nicholson was one of the founding leaders of Guildford Boiler Room, which became Emmaus Rd. Ian became a Christian at school in Guildford, was a Bible smuggling missionary in Europe and then returned to lead a church in the town and also pioneer The Matrix Trust. Ian has been involved with 24-7 since it was launched and currently serves as the European and Middle East Coordinator – working with new connections, overseeing mission teams and helping support the growing Boiler Rooms in mainland Europe. With his other ‘ hat ‘ Ian has been the Chaplain of Woking Football Club since 2008. This involves being a pastoral link for players, staff and supporters as well as connecting the club with the community and local churches. Nationally Ian also helps support and develop chaplains in lower league football clubs and, since 2014 has been a Director of Woking FC, representing the supporters on the Club Board.

What to pray for:

  • For anointing and strength as Ian travels – particularly in encouraging young leaders and  seeing churches grow and develop on the continent.
  • That Woking FC would be blessed and there would be many opportunities to communicate the  love of God to those involved in the club.
  • For Woking – that churches would unite in mission and that an expression of the church would  grow at the Football Club.

Dave & Liz Slinn


Dave & Liz were part of the leadership team of Emmaus Rd for many years before God called them (by way of some amazing signs!) to move to Ibiza as missionaries, with their kids Tilly & Seb. They moved in April 2017, with the goal of starting a church on the island, and partnering with the missions work that 24-7 Prayer has established there over the past 12 years.

What to pray for:

  • Strong relationships to be built with the many different communities on the island
  • The team working there throughout the year & building a church community
  • Protection and provision of jobs & homes for everyone moving out there.

Debz Whybrew

Mizoram, India


Debz moved to Guildford in 2011 to work for the Matrix Trust, a youth charity based in Guildford and has been part of the Emmaus Rd community ever since.

After 7 years working with vulnerable young people in Surrey, Debz has decided to make the move to the North-Eastern Indian state of Mizoram as part of a short-term voluntary programme with BMS World Mission.

She will be working at a rehabilitation centre for people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, helping to train the centre staff and getting to know the residents at the centre. As part of this work she will also be spending time with local young people to educate and raise awareness of the issues surrounding drug and alcohol use and mental health issues. The majority of this work will be based with the Baptist Church of Mizoram in the town of Lunglei. Debz is also hoping to work with a local youth charity called Full Life Access Trust (FLAT) who provide a safe space and counselling service for young people in the local community.

What to pray for:

  • Adapting to the culture, establishing new friendships and reconnecting with existing friends.
  • Health, provision and protection as she transitions into the various projects.
  • Wisdom and discernment in supporting people struggling with addiction, and for support to be in place for the residents of the centre as they rehabilitate back into the community.