Hundreds of Missionaries May Be Forced from United Kingdom After License Suspended

United Kingdom Flag(Christianity Today) — The England and Wales office of YWAM (Youth With A Mission) may lose more than 350 missionaries and their families by April in the wake of British immigration officials suspending the ministry’s visa sponsor status.

“Whilst we recognize and support the [UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) office’s] legitimate right to concern over compliance to the rules, we do not feel that the issues raised in the letter from the UKVI justify such a draconian outcome as losing our license would produce,” wrote YWAM Harpenden in an “urgent request” sent Friday and highlighted by the Evangelical Alliance UK (EAUK).

Following a September audit related to the UK’s attempt to reduce immigration numbers, UKVI officials found that YWAM had erred in two out of the seven areas audited. While the missions organization says it “immediately” submitted a corrective action plan to the government, the UKVI warned that YWAM could be downgraded, limited in its visa sponsorship capacity, or lose its license over the errors.

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  • SteveN

    Poor fools. Spreading Christianity in the UK….pfffffttttt.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    May the United Kingdom repent. The nation really needs Christian missionaries now.

    • John Mark IB

      absolutely spot on as they would say in the UK, how sad and isn’t it funny the only groups mentioned in the CT article were supposedly Christian etc.,? well the UK has a huge immigration issue to be sure but it’s not the Christian groups that are the real threat and present danger, they have the muslim issue with heads being cut off as the soldier no too long ago right in the streets and supposedly they also have their own neighborhoods with sharia law?? of course the deniers are doing their best at what they do and denying it?? go figure, let’s just pray that this is not more signs of the end times, reality, and I’m afraid it actually is, because all one has to do is look around at all this anti Christian news and killings etc., in the world, and USA as well, the anti Christian pro homosexual anything but Christian goes?? let’s pray for their continued use in UK to shine the gospel light we know the UK needs it as well as the USA!! each day and via tracts and emails etc., we can and I do try my best to give these firs few sites to people to tell them hey check it out really important message when you have the spare time in your spare reading time etc., so let’s do our best, here’s hope give them the seeds and may GOD bless you all with love joy and peace in Jesus name amen have a blessed day ad week

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Thank you. The Lord bless you, too. The godless secularism/humanism has been a disease. It’s not neutral but it’s evil. May King Jesus bestow His justice.