May Missions Appeal

Global Interaction (GIA) is the international cross-cultural sending agency of Australian Baptist churches and for 150 years it has helped Baptists serve in Christ’s global mission.

Each year MOBC joins with Baptist Churches all over Australia and uses the month of May to raise money for Global Interaction’s mission projects. This year with the COVID-19 pandemic causing havoc around the world, there is a particular need to resource God’s Mission to those who have not yet heard the name of Jesus and to tell them of the hope we have in Him.

The Missions Committee has chosen four projects for you to consider. We appreciate that some members of the congregation will be suffering financially because of loss of income, but would ask all those who are in a position to do so to give as generously as they can. It is not possible to give cash this year, and so we ask that you transfer your gift directly to the MOBC Missions account (BSB 704-922 Acct 100 002 806) and then let us know your project preferences.

Please note that to claim a tax deduction (only available for projects 3 and 4) you must provide your details so we can arrange for GIA to send you a receipt.

Equipping local leaders - Papua New Guinea

In PNG, fewer than 20 emerging PNG Baptist church leaders have been trained at a degree level but we want to see more people have access to courses and be well equipped in their ministry. There are many pastors in PNG enrolling for leadership training courses through the Christian Leaders Training College or a program called ‘Training for Trainers’, facilitated through the Baptist Union of PNG (BUPNG). With your support, this project will subsidise the costs of training for local church leaders, equipping them to lead existing faith communities and establish new ones.

Yawo people Bible translation - Malawi

Group sitting under tree. Photo by Teagan Dwyer-Riviere

This is a project we have supported in past years and we can now report the team has commenced the fourth and final phase of the Bible translation. In 2020 they will be working on the critical final checking components of a thorough Bible Translation. They will look to do final proof-reads, a cross-checking of all references for the translation of each book of the Bible and do a final type-set in preparation for publication. Before long the Word of God will be available to the Yawo people in its heart language in a way that is accurate and culturally relevant.

Luke & Rachel's children's education - Khmer people of Cambodia (Tax Deductible)

Luke and Rachel, and their three children, Isaac, Tahlia and Michaela, serve among Global Interaction’s team in Cambodia. Luke is a Pastor leading the team and sharing his faith and Rachel is a speech pathologist working with children with disabilities. They seek assistance to send their primary school age children to the local International School. Attending this school is a huge benefit for the children to maintain their academic learning concurrent with Australian standards as well as forming friendships with the local children.

Rural Income Generation - B people of South Asia (Tax Deductible)

Women sitting. Photo by Andrew P

MOBC has supported this long-term aid project in prior years and is keen to see lives of the mostly Muslim people improved. It continues to change lives of B people through improving food production, sustainable livestock rearing and farming practices. Improving these techniques leads to increased income for families which changes their future and that of their children. New generations are taught the new techniques, creating sustainable change. To-date, more than 18,000 B people have been impacted through rural income generation initiatives.

How to Give

It is not possible to give cash this year, and so we ask that you transfer your gift directly to the MOBC Missions account (BSB 704-922 Acct 100 002 806) and then let us know your project preferences.

Please note that to claim a tax deduction (only available for projects 3 and 4) you must provide your details so we can arrange for GIA to send you a receipt.