A community in which to grow!


And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”

Isaiah 6 verse 8

Current missionaries

Phil and Rachel, with Ben and Erin

Serving within Chinese ministry in the South of England

Phil focussing on working with a Chinese church and Rachel amongst Chinese students. May we be used to bring Chinese folks to saving faith, as well as building up and equipping Chinese believers, so that they can not only reach out to others here, but also spread the gospel back in their home country.

Jo McMillen

Church based ministry – Belém, Brazil.

Jo has recently started to work with a local church close to where she lives called ICEV (Igreja Cristã Evagelica Vida). It is a small independent church with around 60 members. Her main areas of focus are discipling and counselling teenagers, evangelism and mission. She regularly studies the Bible with the teens involved in the church and also counsels and disciples in smaller groups and with individuals. She is involved in outreach to the local community and also in seeking to encourage the church to take seriously their task of taking the gospel out not only to the neighbourhood but also to the nations.

This is an article Jo wrote:  https://www.evangelicalmagazine.com/article/was-it-worth-it/

Local mission

Two young families are now serving in ministry in other churches in South Wales.

The Funnell family ministering in Noddfa Baptist Church, Abersychan.

The Hilder family ministering in Little Mill Baptist Church, Little Mill.

Former missionaries

Sylvia Webb served as a missionary for 40 years in Malaysia. Sylvia worked in Kuching helping with Bible translation and training English teachers.

Carol Liddiard worked as a bush midwife in Zaire; served in the Ivory Coast in women’s ministry, Bible book sales and market ministry; and worked in France establishing UFM work and supporting a local church. Carol is now supporting gospel ministry in Noddfa Abersychan.

Ann Wiltshire served God in Pakistan. Ann taught English and discipled young women. On returning home the church celebrated Ann’s marriage to Phil Watson. Following an illness, Ann went to be with the Lord in 2007.

The church’s first missionary Wallace Arr served in Bolobo, Congo, training teacher – evangelists. Unfortunately, he died suddenly of typhoid fever in 1942.

Short term Missions Trips

Over the years, members from Emmanuel have travelled overseas to take part in short term mission trips.

Moldova – In 2016, Paul Jenkins went to Moldova, to assist in completing the building of new houses suitable for vulnerable adults to live in.

Kosovo – In June 2015, George Heward visited Kosovo with ‘Wheels For The World’, helping to fit disabled people with wheelchairs.

France – In November 2014, Paul and Neil Jenkins went with UFM to Brittany, France, to help with the repair of a church roof.

Papua New Guinea – In September 2014, Bernard and Linda Lewis revisited PNG, where they had previously spent 17 years as missionaries.

Gambia – In April 2014, Isaac and Dhushy Lewis joined with the Gambian Surgical Mission engaging in work with cleft lip and palate repair