Baptist Missionary Society
The Baptist Missionary Society (BMS) World Mission is a Christian mission organisation, working in around 40 countries on four continents. BMS believes in holistic mission, an approach that stays true to the Christian call to evangelisation without neglecting the duty to take care of the physical needs of the poor. BMS works through long, medium and short term workers, teams and volunteers, as well as a large number of supported national workers around the world. It provides people, funding, training and expertise in Church Planting, Development, Disaster Relief, Education, Health, Media and Advocacy.
At Beulah we support three families who are on God's mission.
DuPree Family - Albania
Annie and Dan with their children, Charis, Isaac and Amaya have returned to BMS having previously served in North Africa (2007-11) in a remote Saharan region with isolated believers. After arriving in Tirana, Albania, in August 2014 they have initially immersed themselves in language and culture training, building relationships and settling in to their new surroundings. Dan is working with the Albanian Baptist Union helping to build community with marginalised groups and those on the fringe of the church. Annie is keen to use her skills as a physiotherapist in transformation development projects that engage people in situations of poverty. Between their times of service with BMS they have been part of Church from Scratch, an emerging church in the Baptist tradition where Dan has been a student minister. Their home church is Church from Scratch, Southend-on-Sea.
Vilela Family - Mozambique
Liz and Sergio are serving in Beira, Mozambique. They are working alongside the Mozambican Baptist Convention helping to build capacity in youth ministry and community projects. Liz and Sergio met in Brazil when she volunteered with YWAM during her university holidays. Sergio was already working as a mission worker with them. After marrying in 2007 they continued to work in Brazil for another year and then both felt called by God to do some Christian work in England. As a result they have spent three years as youth pastors at Saffron Walden Baptist Church, which is now their sending church. Liz and Sergio knew moving to England would not be long term as they had always felt a call to mission overseas. So when their time at the church ended in 2011, they felt it was right to seek opportunities to work with BMS. They moved to Mozambique in 2013. They have two children, Chloe and Joshua.
Joy Ransom - Nepal
In 1989, Joy lived six days’ walk from the nearest road and could only communicate through letters. Things are going to be very different during her second long-term stint with BMS World Mission in Nepal. Get to know her and her fascinating story