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Lithuania Mission Trips

NBA in Lithuania

We have an active partnership with the Baptist Union of Lithuania and regularly take teams over to Lithuania to engage in supporting and encouraging churches as well as assisting them in mission.  In 2018 we have undertaken two visits:

  • John Claydon, in partnership with John Jackson of Future Leadership Foundation (USA) in led a retreat for Lithuania Pastors and wives, where fifty folk attended.
  • Paul Revill led a team of teens and youth leaders to help the Evangelical Baptist Church of Kaunas with its annual children's camp.

There are opportunities each year for church leaders, ministers in training, youth groups and their leaders to visit this interesting country and to get a taste of cross-cultural mission and ministry.  We also hope through this partnership to engage in mission with Lithuanians studying and working in the North East of England.

Lithuania - The background

Through our connection with the International Baptist Seminary in Prague we met with one of the academic staff, Lina Andronoviene, (now Lina Toth) who is Lithuanian. We came to understand that the Baptist Union in Lithuania is very small and would value some support and encouragement. As a result of this meeting John and Janet Claydon visited Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, at Easter 2010 and met with some of the church leaders. John felt strongly that God was leading us into a relationship with our Lithuanian brothers and sisters and we were therefore delighted when three of their leaders were able to spend a few days with us and attend our Autumn Assembly in October 2010.

Over the years that have been several visits to encourage the churches, provide training, teach English and support the mission work of the churches. We have also been delighted to receive visits from our Lithuanian friends.