Serving in South East Asia

Kate joined the Baptist Mission Australia team in South East Asia in early 2022.

Kate grew up with a love for other languages and cultures. As part of her undergraduate studies, she spent a year living and studying in South East Asia. This experience cemented her love for the people of South East Asia and began to open her eyes to the importance and urgency of sharing the Gospel.

Prior to moving to South East Asia, Kate worked as a school teacher in regional Victoria. She taught both English and the national language that she now uses in her everyday interactions. Kate led her school’s Languages team and was able to build both English and national language programs from the ground up.

Kate looks forward to drawing on these past experiences in her future work as an education consultant at a vocational training college. She is excited to come alongside other team members in this role, which combines her passions for education, South East Asia and helping people see how much God loves them.

Since arriving, she has been focussed on getting to know her local area and language learning. Kate is continuing to learn the national language and has begun learning the regional language of where she is living. As she settles in to her new home, Kate is enjoying getting to know local friends, sharing meals and chatting together.
Kate is passionate about sharing the Gospel in South East Asia, and seeing vibrant faith communities sharing Jesus in their own distinctive ways.

Through their day-to-day life, Jean-Claude and Joyce are engaging with people wholistically, responding to their spiritual and physical needs.

Jean-Claude and Joyce share a passionate love for God and people and desire to see the Yawo follow Jesus within their cultural context. They are building relationships with their Yawo neighbours and investing in their culture and language learning with a local language nurturer so they can effectively communicate with their Yawo friends.

They are grateful for the prayers and financial support they receive as they actively seek to build meaningful relationships amongst the Yawo and see communities transformed as they follow Jesus in ways that make sense to them.

Ministry projects in South East Asia

Learn about how God is using Kate and the team in South East Asia through these life transforming projects.

Partner with Kate and share the good news of Jesus in South East Asia.

Your gifts will help fund their living and ministry costs. These include:
Children’s Education $3,000
Health $2,000
Travel $10,000
Culture and Language learning $5,000

Please note:
Gifts to Jean-Claude and Joyce are NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

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