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Our Baptist Missionary Society (BMS)

Link Missionaries

Our church is proud (in the right sense) of its long term support for BMS. We have a number of ex-missionaries within the congregation and have supported BMS in prayer and giving for many years.

Our link missionaries are Angus and Helen Douglas who are working in Nepal.

Angus and Helen, together with their children, Caleb, Charis and Esther, moved to Nepal in summer 2012. Angus is helping to develop the future of the Kathmandu International Study Centre (KISC) where education is provided for both missionary children as well as teacher training for local Nepali teachers. Angus’ role involves helping to acquire and develop a new school site.


Angus trained as a chartered surveyor and has worked in commercial property. Helen is a GP and has trained in skin surgery and infectious disease. Helen is hoping to become involved in health work with BMS partners.

Image © BMS 2016

Rachel Patten, middle, has been on a six month BMS Action Team in Nepal where she has met our link missionaries the Douglas’s for Christmas. Rachel is from Upton-upon-Severn Baptist Church but knows many of our young people.

You can check out Rachel’s blog at Rachel is retuning to the UK at the end of March 2018.

“Rachel is the oldest member of the team (she’s 21). She has just finished studying geography at Oxford, and is excited to serve God during this post-uni year.

As she has already written her dissertation, Rachel is the team’s writing coordinator – meaning that she’s responsible for the blog…

She loves gardening and is hoping to grow her own window box garden in our Nepalese flat. Not sure what the neighbours will think, but she hopes to start a trend.

She often uses words that the rest of the team have never heard of. We wouldn’t be surprised if, in her spare time at Oxford, she studied (or swallowed) the Oxford English Dictionary!

She is constantly on the lookout for a tennis court and even brought her racket with her to training. So far, she has yet to find someone or somewhere to play but hopes to have more success in Nepal.”

Christmas with the Douglas family in Kathmandu