The Society began more than 200 years ago with a group of Christians whose hearts were stirred to put their call into action. This group included people like William Wilberforce, John Venn, and John Newton. Together they worked to abolish the slave trade, they fought for the rights of oppressed people at home and they launched out on dangerous seas to share Jesus with the world.
Today there are Church Mission Society people in 40 countries across Africa, Asia, South America, the Middle East, Europe and the UK.
At St. Andrew's our linked missionary partner is Catherine Lee who works in Taipei, Taiwan. Every two years or so Catherine visits St. Andrew's when home on furlough and brings us up to date with her work. In the meantime you can follow Catherine's work at http://churchmissionsociety.org/people-in-mission/catherine-lee.