Missions

 

Our Missionary Families

 

The Blunts – Steven & Trudy, along with Joshua and Charlotte are missionaries in New Ross, Ireland. The Blunts passion is to share Jesus through kids clubs, youth nights, youth and adult Bible studies and special outreach events.

 

The Marshalls - Di and Phil are serving with SIM and are based in Singapore. Di is the Deputy International Director of SIM and Phil the missiologist for the Asia-Pacific region. They are responsible for nurturing and encouraging new generations in mission in that region.

 

The Barleys - Martin and Elizabeth along with Elias and Simeon minister to the urban poor in Nigeria. (West Africa)  

 

Corrie Wetzler - Corrie serves in South Africa as a teacher in a local Bible college.

 

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

 

This is a unique project of Samaritan’s Purse that brings good news and great joy to kids in need through a simple shoebox filled with gifts. Every year, generous people, schools, churches and businesses pack shoeboxes with gifts.  A shoebox is far more than just a gift …it opens up a world of life-changing opportunities for the child, their family and their community. Globally, more than 100 million shoeboxes have been given to kids in need in more than 130 countries since 1993. Metford Community Baptist Church is proud to participate in this ministry.

 

Our Sponsor Child

 

Metford Community Baptist Church recognises God's calling to help children, and as a church family we support through Baptist World Aid SAO Children.

Junior is our sponsor child and comes from a poor rural area in Malawi. He is 9 years old and has a brother and two sisters. He lives in a house made of burnt brick with an iron roof and cement floor. He likes to play football. When he grows up he wants to be a driver. His parents grow cash crops to sell to the wider community. This work is seasonal so there are periods in the year when food is very short. The Project supports skills training and mentoring as they work to improve child wellbeing in their community.

 

Ways we raise money for missions

 

Aside from our yearly missions budget, we fund raise throughout the year for extra projects:

We sell honey, jams and relishes with all proceeds going to mission families, Samaritans Purse and individual projects.

We sell obsolete postage stamps in packs of 10 for $7 with 30-40% profit going to mission families and individual projects.

We collect use stamps to fund raise for our denominational mission called Global Interaction.

We collect used 2L & 4L Ice cream containers to sell to a local fibreglass business to fund raise for missions.

We fill a drink bottle for clean drinking water - ladies at D.O.V.E are collecting gold coins for a safe drinking water project with Samaritans Purse.

7 day H2Only challenge raises money and awareness for arsenic contamination in ground water sources in Bangladesh.