Our Aims remain unchanged since the Mission was established in 1853.
- The first was to send out and support evangelists, to go to open-air venues where crowds gathered and preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- The second was to encourage other believers to seize the opportunity to be involved in open-air evangelism, something we actively seek to do wherever we go.
Originally the work was confined to the London area with regular meetings arranged at predetermined sites, but within a couple of years the work spread right across the country. Teams started to visit some of the main open-air events such as the race meetings, fairgrounds, carnivals and other major attractions.
Full-time workers were appointed and others were moved to be involved in the work in their spare time. That pattern has come right down to the present day. We still have teams visiting the race meetings, the fairgrounds, seaside beaches and many special events alongside regular weekly meetings in about 50 towns and cities across Great Britain.
Well over 2,000 open-air meetings a year are conducted by our workers and we are thus contacting many thousands of people who would not otherwise hear about God’s great salvation. Many stories of God’s blessing can be told. He has graciously provided for the Mission and blessed the work throughout its existence and we give all the glory to Him!