Hazel Grove Baptist church

 

Overseas Mission

Overseas Mission is the work we support through prayer, resources and growing relationships, outside of the United Kingdom.

Baptist Mission Society (BMS)

The Baptist Union has its own missionary network spanning the globe. We regularly support the work of BMS through finance and prayer as together we want to see the gospel for all nations. For more information, contact: www.bmsworldmission.org/

Our BMS Partners

We specifically support Benjamin Francis who works in Kolkata, India. As part of Big Life Ministries they aim to reach people for Jesus through planting churches in villages around the region. They use the BMS boat, Peace 3, which visits the islands around West Bengal. In March 2019 we sent seven people to visit him to pray, encourage and learn from them.

We also partner with Claire-Lise and David Judkins.  As a family, they live in France with a long-term vision to plant a network of self-replicating churches in some of the more unreached parts.


Gospel For Asia 

We support this mission both in prayer and financially, because of its great work across Asia.  Our support helps to fund a national student at their Missionary Training College and to get settled in their area of ministry afterwards, which can be anywhere in Asia.  For more information, contact www.gfauk.org.


Slavic Gospel Association (SGA)  

Sharing the vision and the work of the Slavic Gospel Association in Eastern Europe and supporting local missionaries.  Here is a picture of our partners Daniel and Dorota Cichocki.  We are committed to praying and financially supporting their work in Poland, through Daniel's training of pastors in the bible college and their discipling of young people through summer camps.  For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Tel: 01788 220699


Asia Harvest

We support in prayer and financially two national missionaries working to promote the gospel in Thailand, Laos, Burma, China and North Korea.  For more information, contact www.asialink.org.uk.


Operation Mobilisation (OM) 

OM uses ships to travel the world with the Good News of Jesus.  The ships visit many destinations where other missionary organisations are not working.  They have thousands of visitors to the ship where people can access resources and materials about the Christian faith.  We support the work of OM through finance and prayer. For more information, contact: www.uk.om.org/


Barnabas Fund

Barnabas are doing some incredible work where Christians live in minority and suffer intense persecution.  We help them with aid, support and friendship.  Money is given to local communities to develop projects to help sustain them.  For more information, contact: https://barnabasfund.org/


Mangotrees

Mangotrees Trust Fund was set up by church members in 2012 to support the work of Christians in education through the Evangelical Church of The Gambia in West Africa.  This is in support of establishing and maintaining Christian-run schools.  Its purpose is to give their children a good quality education and give the church a means of building bridges and the breaking down of barriers between Christian and Muslim parents.  These are open to children of any religious faith but do provide a basic foundation in the Christian faith.  Mangotrees supports a rural pre-school by child sponsorship.  It also sponsors the training of teachers, teacher workshops and supports one Headteacher by providing her wages.  Some children are also sponsored through primary, high and further education.  Managotrees helps provide books and teaching aids and funds for equipment, furniture and building projects.


The Belarus Fund

Alan and Janet Bridgewater are co-founders of The Belarus Fund Charity and members of Hazel Grove Baptist Church.  As part of its church ministry, it provides prayerful support and finance for projects in Belarus.

On 26th April 1986, Belarus was devastated by over 70% of the fallout from the Chernobyl disaster.  Radiation contaminated the land, the water and comprised the health of the nation.  Since the charity became registered it has seen growth in numbers and to date, the charity has several volunteers who make annual trips to Belarus.

The Belarussian people are doing their best to help each other, they just need a little extra support.  We cannot take away the problems, nor do we make that promise.  What we are able to do is offer small projects, a “hand up” rather than a “hand out”.  Our charity has no overheads and so all the funding goes directly to people who are in great need.  We are all volunteers and willingly pay our own way.

 Want to know more? For more information, contact www.thebelarusfund.org/


Karen and  Nyongesa                           

We support this couple working in the Gambia, West Africa by prayer.  Karen is the Medical Director for The Medical Research Council.  She and her husband, Stush, also work together with the Evangelical Church of The Gambia, helping with various ministries.  Teaching of Hebrew studies to church pastors, outreach to students and Muslim leaders. They have a son called Yohan.


Abi Erskine

Abi Erskine is on long term mission to The Gambia. Serving with WEC, she is teaching in a local primary school and supporting the local church with other activties.