BMS Scottish Missionary stories

Christine Kling

Originally from France, five years ago Christine arrived in the UK, where she became a Christian. After completing her training at IMC, Christine will return to France to work alongside the Baptist Federation in Paris. She will primarily spend time developing an online theological training course and serving as an associate pastor in a Paris church. Christine previously worked for Hewlett Packard as a senior project manager and has recently completed a theology degree at the Scottish Baptist College. She has a son who still lives in France.
Her home church is Southside Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in Ayr.

Philip and Rosemary Halliday

Originally from Scotland, Philip and Rosemary married in Edinburgh in 1988 and shortly afterwards moved to Croxley Green where Philip was associate minister for four years. It was during this time that their three children were born. They moved to France with BMS in 1993 to do church-planting work.

Still based in France, Philip is now responsible for BMS’ partnerships and personnel in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Rosemary frequently travels with him, focusing on member care.

At home in France, Rosemary provides practical and pastoral support to the 50 or so students in a Christian language school in the town where they live, near Paris, and Philip is President of the French Baptist ‘Home Mission’.

When there is spare time, they enjoy cycling, reading, music, cooking and entertaining.

Sitongua and Lynne Laussu

Lynne previously served with BMS in Angola from June 2004, helping set up PEPEs, which is a pre-school education programme set up by churches, originating in Brazil.

Sitongua is a theologian and is originally from Angola. He is a minister and a qualified secondary teacher too. He worked as the national director of CEF in Angola. More recently they worked in Zambia. Lynne and Sitongua are currently working in Guinea.

They have a desire to build friendships with local people, share Jesus with them and help make a difference in their daily life opportunities. Lynne hopes to do this through working with PEPE preschools and training in children’s work. Sitongua aims to do this by working with students at the local university, providing leadership training and development work among young people.

Their home church is Greenock Baptist Church, Scotland.