Church Partnership, Getsemani Baptist Church
Our Church has enjoyed a relationship with the people of Manado in Indonesia since 2005 when we became part of the Manly-Manado community partnership, a partnership established to see the mutual transformation of the people in Manado and Manly. When the partnership formally ended in 2010 we decided to deepen our relationship with the people of Manado by entering into a Compassion Church Partnership Program with Getsemani Baptist Church.
We entered the partnership as a long-term relationship that is not one-way but based on mutual respect and benefit. As part of this partnership members at our church now sponsor 50 children in Manado and we support fifty mothers and babies at the Child Survival Program at Getsemani Baptist. Please have a click through to the flyer provided on the CSP. We take annual mission trips to Manado and have been blessed to host the pastor and members of his family at our church in Seaforth.
We also run a number of local community events to raise awareness of the programs we support and to raise funds. Below is a video of one of these events, our annual Clothes Swap Night.
It is an honour and privilege to partner with Getsemani Baptist, not only to relieve the effects of poverty in families’ lives today in Manado but in changing their futures and indeed ours. We are excited by the plans God has for both our churches through this partnership.
For more information about our partnership with Getsamani Baptist contact Vikki Howorth.