Belgrade Church Members Reach Out to the World

Belgrade Church members are helping with mission projects in Mexico and Bangladesh.

In Bangladesh, church members are actively helping support Bangla Hope, a ministry which helps orphaned children from Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist villages.

In Bangladesh, extreme poverty causes large numbers of children and babies to be abandoned or orphaned. Since official church orphanages do not take children under the age of 4 years, David and Beverly Waid of Bangla Hope established a center for babies and young children in Dhaka in 2005. More than 70 babies crowd the center in Dhaka, a city of more than 10 million people. The center will soon be replaced by a new orphanage and a school in a rural setting northwest of Dhaka, where the children can play freely outdoors and learn to grow rice and other crops. They will also continue to receive academic and spiritual training.

The church also sponsored several mission trips to Mexico over the last few years. They helped build churches in several areas and worked among the Huichol Indians in Mexico. One Belgrade Church family, the Kamermans, help fund the work in Mexico by selling eggs from their free-range chickens.

To learn more about these mission projects, e-mail Susan Brewer at

May 01, 2008 / Montana Conference

James and Susan Brewer, Belgrade Church members