Bramley Baptist Church has close links with the following people working overseas:
- John & Sue Wilson and their children Jessica, Robina, Tommy and Bonnie working with the Baptist Missionary Society in Lyon, France. They have been living and working with BMS World Mission since 1988. John trained for the Ministry in Britain and was a member of the Pastoral Team of his home church in Leeds before being called to the pastorate of Falmouth Baptist Church in Cornwall. After Bible School, Sue trained with Agapé (Campus Crusade for Christ) in Leeds and then helped set up their school's ministry in Brighton.
Sue and John married at Chatsworth Baptist church in London in 1985. Having responded to God's call to 'go', John and Sue came to France as part of the mission partnership between British and French Baptists. After learning French at Massy Language School, they moved to the outskirts of Lyons where they were involved in a Church Planting project in Bron.
In August 1993 they moved to Morsang-sur-Orge on the south side of Paris, where they were again involved in helping a church to grow. After time in the UK, 1999-2000 they returned to France in August 2000 and are now working in Lyons. John and Sue have seen Lyons Baptist Church grow and develop. Not only has the church building been completely re-developed, but the life of the church has been transformed. The church has started a second congregation and is looking at further possibilities of growth through church planting. The church continues to play a key role in the life of the city and maintains a ministry to the poor. The family enjoys time together, either reading, watching films, cycling, swimming, skiing, playing sport or listening to music.
Mark & Anna Burgess and their young family working in Lima, Peru.
A message from the Burgess Family:
We are Mark, Anna, Daniel, Joel and Kaleb Burgess, and we moved to Lima, Peru in September 2007.
Mark was a member of Bramley Baptist Church from 1996-2000, and Mark and Anna are now members of St. Thomas' Philadelphia in Sheffield.
In Peru, we want to see God's Kingdom break through into the lives of many people. We are excited about helping people to know Jesus and grow to know Him better. We hope to see people released into their destinies through a deeper understanding of the Father's heart, discipleship and Church Planting. We are members of the Order of Mission www.missionorder.org. For current information, visit www.theburgessfamilyblog.blogspot.com.