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 or 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 to Serving in Mission. Support donations (one-off or regular) can be given online, by telephone, bank transfer or post.  Further details for each option can be found at https://www.sim.co.uk/give or by calling 01449 766464.


Phil & Jan

DSCN3139 Phil & Jan - are based in Viçosa, in Minas Gerais, Brazil with Latin Link.

Phil is director of the mission college, preparing Bazilians to serve in holistic missions in their own country and overseas. The college has a particular emphasis on preparing those who would like to use their professional skills in mission. Both Phil & Jan give lessons in the college and are also responsible for mentoring married couples studying at the college.

Jan is also involved in a national organisation of member care for missionaries CIM (Integral Care of the Missionary) and has a particular interest in the care of Missionary Kids (MKs). They organise a yearly retreat for MK teenagers and young people.

They are members of a local church where Phil serves as an Elder and is a teacher in the adult Sunday school.

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