The Covid Nightmare
The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for many small ministries, including 'The Stones Cry Out Museum & Bible Tours'. Both our regular Tours of The British Museum's Bible artefacts and our annual Encounter Trip to Israel have had to be put on ice. This has caused a severe effect to the income stream of the ministry and the livelihood of our staff. Coupled with this our excellent materials are only available 'on location' and as such are now not available to bless and resource the church. Compounding this, with income severely affected we are not able to develop a number of exciting projects which were at the ignition stage.
What Others are Saying About Our Work:
Dr Pete Carter. Director of Eastgate, Founder of "Heaven in Healthcare" and Author of "Unwrapping Lazarus.”
‘My wife and I have done this British Museum tour with TSCO on two occasions, and both times we have been truly inspired. Our guide Mark skilfully guided us through a journey of discovery about the evidence for the historical accuracy of the Bible. The background knowledge, cultural contexts, jaw dropping moments and scriptural understanding weave together into a wonderful tapestry revealing more of the true nature of God demonstrated throughout history.'
Patrick Mayfield. Positive Outlier Academy
‘I have benefited from Mark's exceptional scholarship and communications skills as a client on his TSCO tours.... Again and again, Mark brings unknown archaeological facts, Jewish thinking, and the Hebraic mindset, and juxtaposes them with the life of Christ and our faith in the 21st Century. His clarity, humour and learning are a cocktail I have rarely experienced in nearly 49 years of following Christ. What Mark brings in these ways is powerful and refreshing.
Can you help us?
We are not asking for charity! Rather, we are asking if you would be willing to invest so that we can take our work online in a manner that reflects the excellence of the Kingdom!
There are a number of actions you could be partnering with to help mitigate the effects of CV-19 on our work.
Firstly, we need to buy some quality camera equipment, professional standard laptop & editing software so that we can convert our tour to an online experience, but also develop course materials to run alongside that.
Secondly, when lockdown is lifted and meetings are finally allowed, social distancing will still be in place. As such we would like to purchase a small Tour Guide wireless in ear system so our tourists do not need to huddle (unsafely) together or in front of our guides to hear what is being said.
£4000 would enable us to do all of this, if we exceed £4k we have many more "would like to's" that we can action too. Your small investment could make all the difference, so please pledge now.