From the start Vale Community Church has felt the need, not only to focus on local community, but also to look further afield. And to that end, with the help of the Baptist Missionary Society, we were linked to the Williamson family who went out Cusco, Peru to work with the Peruvian Baptist Convention doing church planting and medical work. After six years, the family have now moved back to the UK where Scott is the Senior Pastor at Rayleigh Baptist Church.
We have now been linked with BMS workers Withaya (Wit) and Helen Boondeekhun. Wit and Helen will be working as church planters among the largely unreached indigenous Thai Buddhist people group. In this exciting new BMS work, Wit and Helen will help plant churches and disciple local believers alongside Thai church planters. Wit is originally from Thailand and has been minister at Thrapston Baptist Church since 2010 while Helen is a TEFL teacher. Together they have two grown-up children.
As Church we have met with Wit and Helen several times to hear about their work in Wang Daeng in Thailand, and to pray for them. More recently we have met via zoom
To see what Wit and Helen are currently up to you can find out more on their blog.
Every year Church members fill shoe boxes with toys and hygiene items as part of Operation Christmas Child, which is run by Samaritan’s Purse. These shoe boxes are sent to children in Eastern Europe or Africa.
Some Church members support children through the child sponsorship programme Compassion, and we are looking forward to welcoming a speaker from Compassion in March 2022. This will be the second time we have had a speaker from Compassion