We believe that the whole world needs to hear the great news about Jesus, so we support various activities in other countries.
The Holders in Mozambique
Our link missionaries,Geoff and Christine Holder (not forgetting Isaac and Naomi) are now settling into their new home in Mozambique. They are working for Baptist World Mission. For more information about Baptist World Mission see BMS World Mission.
Christine and Geoff are based in the port town of Beira, working alongside the Baptist Convention of Mozambique on community partnership and education development projects.
Geoff is a primary school teacher who has coordinated a school partnership project called School Connect that links primary schools in Kent and Uganda. Geoff has also worked extensively in Uganda through various links at Canterbury Baptist Church. Christine is also a primary school teacher with experience of all year groups, from Reception to Year 6.
Geoff plays bass guitar, follows Hereford United and Arsenal. He enjoys watching Bear Grylls on TV or reading the National Geographic magazine. Christine loves reading a good book, watching repeats of ‘Friends’ on E4 and growing vegetables. They both enjoy mountain walking and are keen gardeners. Isaac is a bubbly, curious 3 year old and into everything, especially food! Younger sister Naomi is a smiley, cheerful toddler who is currently enjoying splashing everyone during her weekly swim.
Follow their progress via their blog http://candgholder.blogspot.com/.
In recent years, several teams have gone out from Upminster Baptist Church to work in a children’s home in Kenya. The home is supported by Stand By Me to provide shelter, food and education for otherwise homeless children, many orphaned by AIDS.