Partners

Learn about our partners in the field and how we rely on them to be the hands and feet of Jesus around the world.

Austria

The Austrian Baptist Union has long been a partner and friend with Virginia Baptists. We have shared mission and ministry in many different opportunities over the years. Our current focus with them is in the area of refugee ministry. “Every person who comes through the door is a gift from God.” It’s a motto that…

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Croatia & Bosnia

Hands of Hope (Croatian Baptist Aid) is a relatively new relationship but with friends that we have known for quite some time through the European Baptist Fellowship. It is a humanitarian organization based in Zagreb, founded by the Union of Baptist Churches in the Republic of Croatia and has been active since 2015. The mission…

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Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East

The BGAV is blessed by mission partnerships with our friends in the European Baptist Federation (EBF). Much of our partnership work in the EBF supported ministries amongst displaced persons. As the refugee “crisis” unfolded in Europe and the Middle East over the past years, many Baptist Unions within the EBF rose to the occasion to…

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Ghana

In 2011 the BGAV began a project in the Yendi district of northern Ghana. The goal is to purchase and distribute 100,000 chemically treated mosquito nets while also planting churches across the entire district. To date, we have purchased 91,000 nets and hope to reach our goal by years end. Since inception, we have worked…

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Haiti

Established in response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, the Source of Light Center is a multi-faceted community ministry in the Port au Prince neighborhood of Delmas 19. Haiti Baptists want to transform this neighborhood’s faith, health, education, economics, and connection with the world. The Source of Light Center is working toward being…

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Kenya

Kenya has long been in the hearts of Virginia Baptists and in 2016 several new relationships began to develop with one of the key leaders in the Baptist Union. Euticauls Wambua serves as the pastor of Heart of Worship -Baptist Chapel and leads the Youth At Risk Community Center. Both of these ministries have grown…

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Lebanon

In Lebanon, a country where a third of its population are refugees, it seems impossible that a small family of Baptist churches could make an impact. But God likes to take small things and make immeasurably more than we can imagine. The Lebanese Society for Educational & Social Development (LSESD) serves the Church in Lebanon…

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Romania

In 1992 Project Ruth began as a Sunday morning program for the Roma children on the streets in the Ferentari district of Bucharest, eventually expanding to be a day center. It soon evolved into a literacy class when it was realized that most of the children could neither read or write and had never been…

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