American Baptist Churches has a long history of mission work, dating back to 1812, when Adoniram and Ann Judson were commissioned for missionary work in India. Now, International Ministries works worldwide to provide better living conditions to those in need and to spread the Word of God.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Sue Hegarty serves in Costa Rica, with the Baptist Federation and with the Pastoral Care for Women ministry. She teaches seminary courses for training pastors with the Costa Rican Baptist Federation in San José, as well as serving as liaison with American Baptist mission teams.
Sue also teaches in the leadership development program for the inter-denominational ministry of Pastoral Care for Women. Although the office is in San José, courses are given in locations all around the country. Sue assists this ministry as they update their course contents as well as their publications
WAYNE & KATHERINE NILES
Wayne and Katherine are helping Congolese people through a development project to grow more food. Among other activities, the project distributes new seeds, disease-resistant varieties of crops, and offers women's groups small loans to purchase machines for hulling, milling, and producing oil. Katherine is working with a group of Congolese Christian professionals in training community leaders, urban and rural, to be promoters of health in their communities.