Overseas mission

Bearsden Baptist supports, financially and through prayer, missionaries working in South Africa as well as the work of Mission Aviation Fellowship, BMS and of Tearfund in Ethiopia. The following is just a snapshot of some of the work and folk we love to support.

South Africa

Cate and Nick Lear



Cate and Nick and their three children have lived in Manenberg, Cape Town for over a year. Their objective is to serve Jesus in Manenberg by establishing loving relationships with disadvantaged folk living there. Cate has set up a pre-school nursery called Skatties which meets five mornings a week in her home. Her monthly blog can be found at www.dustierfeet.blogspot.co.uk. Nick has set up a film & media enterprise called Manenberg Media Co. and is using his skills to make short films highlighting hopeful stories coming out of Manenberg. He has also built and equipped a recording studio in his home to record local musicians and songwriters.

Don and Lorna McLean

   Don and Lorna have been in Cape Town since January 2017, having followed God’s call to leave their jobs and family here in Glasgow and move to South Africa to support work in local townships. You can read their blog at http://adventurouslyexpectant.com. Don is working with a company called UBU which has been formed to develop and launch innovative affordable housing in the township of Sweet Home Farm. UBU’s email address is www.ubu.bz. Lorna is working for a Christian medical organisation called Newday, which has been set up to deliver medical services in South Africa.  One of Newday’s aims is to set up clinics in townships – you can read about Newday at www.newdayunited.org.




We are a Connected Church with the Kale Heywet Church in Ethiopia http://connected.tearfund.org/en/partners/ekhc/ .  In particular, we support the work Kale Heywet church are doing with Self Help Groups throughout Ethiopia.  Several members have been to visit and we have regular updates via email and Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/383631228331173/.

We fundraise at the Bearsden Barista and through one off events throughout the year as well as offering prayer support


Mission Aviation Fellowship

Bearsden Baptist has been a loyal supporter of this organisation for many years and the main fundraiser for this is the annual MAF coffee morning and plant sale in May.


Baptist Missionary Society

We also support the work of BMS , who produce a regular magazine which you might be interested in downloading: https://www.bmsworldmission.org/get-involved/stay-informed/engage/