You will have been saddened to learn recently of the unacceptable behaviour in the past of a few of Oxfam’s employees. As I expect you know, Operation Agri supports the work of overseas partners who are Christians – most of them are nationals working in their own countries, and living at home or returning to their families every few weeks. A few are expatriates – Christian missionaries called to serve Christ overseas under the auspices of their own societies.
On occasions the trustees of Operation Agri or others visit projects on the charity’s behalf for activities such as filming and reporting the progress of the project. Whenever that happens we take care to ensure that they do not act inappropriately.
I can assure you that the officers of Operation Agri have no knowledge of inappropriate behaviour by those working with any of our overseas partners, past or present. Please pray with us for God’s protection over all those working in any way with Operation Agri.
Russell Ashley-Smith, Chairman, Operation Agri