Carly Parsons

Creative Ministry in Birmingham, England


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My Story

Ever since I was 13, I felt God leading me into international mission work. And, although he took me through many twists and turns over my 20s, he lead me in his timing to moving to Birmingha, England in 2022 after deciding to go in 2019. Today, I work with my local church, Oikos Church and Cafe in the neighborhood of Erdington. I use my passion and skills in baking and art to build bridges and begin relationships with the hope of spreading the Gospel. I lead a baking workshop, give away free cake, provide community events, give custom cake for families, as well as teach English and lead Bible stories for our English students. It is through these meetings and moments that I am growing many friendships and having the joy of reading the Bible with some who have never heard the beautiful news of salvation in Jesus Christ. I also serve as the Executive Assistant to the Executive of GEM UK and have the honor of assisting in providing logistical help to various situations and tasks that are needed for the GEM UK family. In addition to all this, I am happy to share that a month after my move to Birmingham, I met my now husband, a Birmingham native. To be a wife to a Godly man was a prayer of mine for many many years and, it turns out, the man God called me to England not only for ministry, but also to answer my prayers, and Mark's prayer as well. Mark is a charge nurse in a local hospital, and uses his work in a way that gives glory to God and shares the love of Jesus daily. We live in our home very close to our church with our two cats, Maple and Willow. Although Mark is not a GEM worker as I am and he is employed as a charge nurse, this is a 2-income country, and your financial support of me is great

Where I Work

I work at Oikos Church and Cafe in Erdington.