Our Missionary Families




The Marshalls - Phillip and Diane are part of SIM’s international leadership, passionate about seeing a new generation of leaders taking SIM forward.  In partnership with churches, SIM is committed to crossing barriers to reach communities where people are living and dying without hearing the good news of Christ.  Phillip and Diane are committed to multi-ethnic, multi-skilled teams, and love seeing Aussies flourish around the world.


The Barleys - Martin and Elizabeth along with Elias, Simeon and Arabella minister to the urban poor in Nigeria.                                                                                                                                                                            tmp-3.upload         

Paul & Naomi - God has ignited a passion in Paul & Naomi to reach out to the many culturally and linguistically diverse communities who call Australia home.Dennis Family Nov 2022 sml They are seeking to build authentic relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, and to share the hope of Jesus with them. God has also given Paul & Naomi a desire to come alongside, encourage and empower others who have a heart for intercultural mission. 






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.


Michael, from Uganda, is ten years old. He lives with his Mum, Dad, two brothers and three sisters in a house made of mud brick. 

Most of the adults in the community are peasant farmers. There is a lake nearby and many adults and young people are involved in fishing which means many children drop out of school to earn money fishing. School classes are big, over 80 students per class. Many adults are illiterate. Please pray for Michael and his family as they work to end poverty in their community. Pray for loving and healthy homes, a thriving community, and wisdom for the village leadership and local government.


Ways we raise money for missions


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


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


Our youth participate in a yearly event that raise funds and awareness for various mission organisations.