Our Missionaries & Missions
Jason & Shirley Birkin (Philippines)
Jason and Shirley have been based in the Philippines for more than 3o years. They work among the Tala-andig people and are presently translating the first five books of the Old Testament into the local language.
WAKA Church, Ethiopia (Leader: Eyasu Eyob) -
The Church at Waka was established by a Bob & Jean King 70+ years ago. WEBC has had a strong connection with WAKA ever since.
The church has now grown to over 240 churches. They are still establishing new churches as the need grows and have recently opened a Bible College for the training of local evangelists.
Samuel Dasi (India)
Samuel and Praveena Dasi are presently pastoring a number of small churches in and around Machilipatnam.
A few years ago the church raised money for the purchase of 40 sewing machines. Local women - many of whom have no other income - have been taught to sew using these machines. Through the classes they have also been taught about Jesus and many of them have given their hearts and lives to the Lords
Andrew & Christine Smith (Auckland) - computer support for SIM.
Although based in Auckland, Andrew provides essential IT support for SIM staff around the world.
On his recent sabbatical to the UK he spent time with well known Christian apologetics authors and speakers researching news ways to engage people with the Gospel story.