Working for Christ overseas

Cheam Baptist Church is very blessed to be able to send several couples (and individuals) overseas to work in different (and often difficult) environments in the hope of proclaiming Christ and making him known. Our core missionaries that we support at Cheam Baptist are listed below.


Mark and boys

Mark Slessenger (with sons Joel & Liam) - based in Cape Town, South Africa with the Message Trust.

After 10 years working within the football prison ministry with Ambassadors in Sport, Mark joined The Message Trust in October 2013.

Mark has helped pioneer the first Message Trust hub outside of the UK and overseas initiative in prisons, business, creative arts and urban mission in Cape Town. The Message works with the hardest to reach young people caught up in crime, gangs and hopelessness and bring hope through sharing Jesus Christ through word and action across Cape Town.

Abraham & Claire

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Abraham & Claire Waigi (with children Lesley and Isaac) - based in Liverpool, UK with Avail.

Their heart is for teaching, Christian scholarship, hospitality and seeing cultures transformed for Christ. Abraham lectures twice a year at Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture in Ghana (ACI) and is also assigned by them to promote partnerships with other likeminded institutions around the world, currently including Calvin College, Michigan and Liverpool Hope University.

As well as supporting Abraham in this, Claire also carries out editing work for ACI and hopes to continue her own studies alongside family responsibilities.

To give a one off payment or set up a regular gift, please contact a member of the World Mission Partners or email churchoffice@cheambaptist.net.

Luke & Ania

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Luke & Ania Greenwood (with son Daniel & daughter Sara) - based in Wroclaw, Poland with Steiger International.

Their calling is to the Urban Youth in the world's cities, involving leading teams in gospel witness in night clubs and anywhere teenagers and twenties gather together.

They are also involved in training young Christians for this ministry worldwide.

To give a one off payment please do so through Steiger. To set up a regular gift, please contact a member of the World Mission Partners or email churchoffice@cheambaptist.net.

Darren & Ruthie

The Campbell Family Darren & Ruthie Campbell (with children Abigail & Isaac) - based in South Carolina, USA with Serving in Mission (SIM).

Darren works in SIM's head office as International Finance Director, leading SIM’s Global Finance Team.

Ruthie serves on the SIM USA Member Care Team providing pastoral care to missionaries. 

Support for the Campbells can be given online to Serving in Mission. Call 01223 788288 to find out what other giving options there.

Phil & Jan

DSCN3139 Phil & Jan – after 28 years serving with Latin Link in Brazil, Phil and Jan are now based in Liversedge, Yorkshire.

Phil is now retired but Jan continues ministry with Latin Link serving as Family and Missionary Kid (MK) Care provider.  She is also involved in a Brazilian organisation caring for missionaries, CIM (Integral Care of the Missionary), and has a particular responsibility in the care of Missionary Families and Missionary Kids. They organise a yearly retreat for MK teenagers and young people, and provide regular online seminars plus small group activities. Jan has opportunities to teach about MK care in a number of different organizations both in English and in Portuguese.

Should you wish to support Jan with a one off or regular gift, you can do so via Latin Link here.