Baptist Mission Australia (BMA), 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.
BMA seeks to take the gospel message to ‘unreached’ people groups in a number of strategic regions of the world and to build vibrant faith communities that can follow Jesus in their own distinctive ways.
Each year MOBC uses the month of May to raise money for Baptist Mission Australia’s mission projects. The Missions Committee has chosen four projects representative of BMA’s work of spreading the word and deed of the gospel.
English Teaching and Friendship - K people of the Silk Road (Tax Deductible)
The BMA team includes our supported worker Mel, who has been in the field for nearly 15 months now. It is actively engaged in providing English language lessons to local students and young adults in the rural community where the team members live. The project is addressing a key education need in the area and is so sought after there are waiting lists for students. The team and local staff offer subsidised beginner, conversational and advanced academic English classes as well as homework clubs.
Your partnership enables the team to build relationships within the community and provide language skills that open employment and other income generating opportunities in a globalised world.
Daniel - Travel Urban and Regional Australia
Hong Kong born, Daniel brings research and teaching experience across several scientific and medical fields including pathology and immunology. More recently he has come to discern God’s prompting towards Gospel ministry among indigenous Australians. Daniel has a passion for wholistic ministry, serving the spiritual, physical, and educational needs of indigenous families and individuals, beginning in urban settings.
Further to this, Daniel also has a passion to share First Nations ministry among Baptist churches, especially those from diverse ethnic backgrounds, with the hope of mobilising these communities as powerful witnesses of God’s grace. Daniel has a heart to serve among First Nations communities in New South Wales and he will travel between locations throughout the year.
Oral Bible Translation - Yawo of Mozambique
We have supported this project for several years now – it is an ongoing project which is now part way through the Old Testament. Communicating in a person’s heart language, in a way that is meaningful to them, is at the core of all BMA does.
Tobias and a team of Yawo translators, transcribers and back translators are working on an Oral Bible Translation in Mozambican Ciyawo
The Yawo people in Mozambique rely heavily on oral communication, meaning that a print-only version would be difficult for people to engage with. The project aims to produce quality audio so Mozambique Yawo can listen to the word of God in their heart language.
Play Therapy for Children with Disabilities - Cambodia (Tax Deductible)
This project will establish a play and learning space for children with disabilities in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It will provide a sensory and communication rich play environment that allows children with disabilities and their families to learn and practice strategies and skills to improve behaviour, play, daily living, and communication skills through support by intervention staff that will be trained through the project.
Partnering with Rachel and Luke in this project means Khmer children with disabilities and their families have a long-term therapy support network in Siem Reap. It means these children can gain independence and be able to participate in their communities as they grow and develop into youth and adults.
How to Give
We would prefer all offerings to be made electronically so we ask you to transfer your gift directly to the MOBC Missions account (BSB 704-922 Acct 100 002 806) and then let us know your project preferences.
Cash offerings can be placed in a clearly marked envelope and dropped into the offertory box.
Please note that to claim a tax deduction (only available for projects 1 and 4) you must provide your details so we can arrange for BMA to send you a receipt.
Contact the office if you require any assistance.