Wakefield Baptist Church – Mission Partners
WBC partners with several mission activities elsewhere in the world. Some through the Baptist Missionary Society and some through other organisations. These are people who are members at WBC who have been called to spread God’s word and take their special skills into other countries.
Mark & Andrea Hotchkin – in Chad
Mark and Andrea are working in Bardai which is in the Northern deserts of Chad. Their is an existing hospital there which is very under-used and Mark and Andrea are going to expand the work that is undertaken there to help the local villagers with their health issues. Mark is a surgeon and Andrea is an Obstetrician. They already have years of experience establishing and running a hospital on the outskirts of Chad’s capital N’Djamena.
Prayer needs for Mark and Andrea:
- For them to do well learning the local language;
- For them to be accepted amongst the locals;
- For them to settle in well in their new living accommodation;
- For the expansion of services in the hospital to go well;
- For them to be well physically and spiritually to continue God’s work.
Donations can be made for their work through Wakefield Baptist Church or through the Baptist Missionary Society – http://www.bmsworldmission.org/
Rebecca Hotchkin – N’Djamena
Rebecca is spending a gap year, before University, working with women in need in the capital of Chad, N’Djamena. Prayers for Rebecca:
- That God will give her the skills she needs to help the women;
- That God will help her to witness to the women of God’s wonderful love through her actions;
- That God will keep Rebecca happy, healthy and safe during the remainder of her year in Chad;
- That Rebecca will settle well back into the UK and University life upon her return.
Tim and Hannah Flatman – Brazil and South Sudan
Tim and Hannah are working with the marginalised communities in both Brazil and South Sudan. They are supported by Latin Link (https://www.latinlink.org.uk/)
They share God’s love with the people by working along side them and a local Pastor and his wife, Ivaldo and Giselda.
They are currently preparing to return to the UK next week (15th Feb 2017) as Hannah is due to have a baby in April (18th approx). They will return to their work abroad, all being well, in July. Prayers for Tim and Hannah:-
- For them to ‘leave well’ the folk in Brazil and South Sudan;
- For the work to continue with God’s blessing whilst they are in the UK;
- For their time in the UK to be restful and productive;
- For the birth of their baby to be a time of blessing for them both and their families;
- For their sharing of their work at various UK churches during their visit including WBC in June.
Funding for their work can be donated through Wakefield Baptist Church or through Latin Link.
Carol & Andy Brooke – Heading to Haiti with BMS
Carol and Andy are currently under going all the preparation and training required for them to head out to Haiti with BMS. More information about their work will follow shortly. Prayers for Carol and Andy:
- Pray for preparations to leave in July in the UK to go well;
- Pray for their reception in Haiti to be a good one, blessed by God;
- Pray for Andy and Carol as they prepare to bid farewell to family and friends for a period of 1 year initially.
Funding for their work can be donated through Wakefield Baptist Church or through the Baptist Missionary Society – http://www.bmsworldmission.org/