Overseas family

We are committed to reaching the nations as we believe this is at the heart of God’s mission to empower His people, by His Spirit, to be witnesses to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8) and make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:19).  Here are three places where our overseas family are making a difference, what they are doing and how they can be supported.

If you would like to financially support any of our overseas family, please contact Karen Gross at finance@hubcommuitychurch.org


Ian & Irene Read

Ian and Irene are part of World Horizons UK as Worldwide Prayer & Pastoral Workers and are based in Montefrio, Grenada, Spain. Part of their personal mission statement is "to blow life into smouldering embers, to support, sharpen and encourage." As such, they work with many independent, international churches across Spain. “We’ve a great desire to see unity amongst the churches and in our time here God has given us opportunities to build relationships in the Catholic, Evangelical and Gitano (traveller) churches”.

To find out more, they can be contacted directly through their email addresses: ian@sent.com & irenegrace@sent.com


Patti Squire

Patti Squire is the Director of ‘Pearls of Africa Special Needs Centre’ (PASNEC – www.pasnec.org) at Kanyanya, a district in the city of Kampala, Uganda. This work, started in 1985 as a special needs school within the grounds of Kampala’s Mengo Hospital and expanded in 1990 as a second, sister school was opened at Guluddene (20 miles outside of Kampala). Patti now oversees a new Early Years and main centre at Kanyanya as well as the Occupational Therapy Department at Mengo Hospital and The Guluddene Centre.

Pearls of Africa Special Needs Centres aim to give quality of life, love and acceptance to people with special needs in a holistic way.

For further details please email: pasnecuganda@gmail.com


Kate Tolhurst

Kate has been living and working at Kasana Children’s Centre in rural Uganda since 2009, working with New Hope Uganda. “I went out initially to care for a boy who had severe brain damage but God used me to help establish a ministry for children with disabilities which we called ‘Treasures In Jars of Clay’” (TIJOC – www.newhopeuganda.org)). This now includes a home, an educational unit and a community programme which supports over 80 families affected by disability on a regular basis.

Kate is also a mother to Mary, her 8 year old Ugandan daughter and to Reuben who sadly passed away in February 2018 just before his second birthday.

TIJOC newsletters can be obtained by contacting: admin@newhopeugandauk.org

To receive Kate’s personal newsletters, please email: katetollie@hotmail.co.uk

To sponsor a child, please contact sponsors@newhopeuganda.org