Upton Vale Baptist Church believes we are all missionaries. We might not all be called to hot, dry, difficult or dangerous parts of the world but we can be missionaries where we are.
At UV we support missionaries and mission projects both at home and across the world. Historically we have participated in or supported mission activity in:
Afghanistan Albania Belarus Benin
Cameroon Chad India Kenya
Malaysia Moldova Mexico Nepal
North Africa Romania UK
We are supporting a church member who works in Chad as a Pharmacist at a mission hospital. Working with the Baptist Missionary Society (BMS), Claire has left her job as a UK dispensing chemist and her role involves reviewing pharmaceutical procedures; ensuring medical chain of custody and supply, storage of medicines and modernising hospital infrastructure. To visit Claire's blog click here.
In a similar way as a county or town would twin with a foreign town of a comparable size, Upton Vale partner a church in Moldova. The Church in Brinza is pastored by Vasile Grigorita and, like UV, is in the heart of the town and provides spiritual and pastoral support where needed. Christians from Upton Vale have travelled to Brinza on several occasions to help run youth programmes and to encourage our brothers and sisters there - reinforcing faith and relationships between our churches.