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Brian and Lydia English

Brian and Lydia English

Who: Brian and Lydia English

Where: Thailand

How long: Since 2013

Principal ministries: Justice


Brian and Lydia English are serving with BMS in Thailand. They are working with Compasio, a partner on the Thai-Burma border. Their main focus is working with women and children at risk and they hope to build good friendships and encourage local Christians. 

 

Brian grew up in Hampshire and his first job after university was with BMS in the Communications Department. More recently he has worked for International Nepal Fellowship. Lydia grew up in Birmingham and studied music for four years.

 

Both Brian and Lydia had felt an individual call to overseas mission before they met. Brian served in Nepal for a year and Lydia has done short term trips to Romania. Brian and Lydia's sending church is Pavilion Christian Community in Birmingham. 

They have one son, Jesse Samuel, born July 2015.

 

Please note that Brian and Lydia are no longer available as partners within the Church Partner programme. 

 

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Posted: 16/12/2015 - 10:21

We have been back in Mae Sot just over a month now and are quickly finding our feet as we settle back into life with Compasio.

We are now effectively sharing the working week between us while the other looks after our little boy.  Brian is working three days a week, currently focussing his efforts on raising funds for Compasio’s fostering project.  Lydia is working two days a week, teaching English to staff and helping to develop the fostering training programme.  The plan is to have workbooks for trainers and prospective foster carers drafted up and translated into Burmese by March.

As well as looking after our baby and the happenings of everyday life...

Posted: 24/11/2015 - 10:06

It’s great to be back in Mae Sot and strangely feels like we never left!

We have been enjoying catching up with friends again and introducing Jesse to Compasio who is proving very popular.  Jesse has done fantastically well with all the adjustments – the travel, the heat, the jet lag, a new setting etc.  It is very reassuring as new parents that this is a good environment for our child to be in.

We have had a good first week settling back into life here, including: a staff outing to a local waterfall, a welcome back/birthday party, a visit from our BMS regional team leader, Jeanie Herbert, going to Burmese church, and a three-day training event this...

Posted: 16/11/2014 - 10:16

At the border with Burma runs a muddy brown river. In the middle of the river, lying directly under the border bridge, is an island – no man’s land – where several Burmese migrants are resident.  We have recently heard that there are children here who are caught up in drug trafficking.

On the Thai side of the river there is a military presence.  Armed soldiers watching over the constant flow of human traffic that comes in and out of the country.  Many people come over the border officially, across the bridge and through the check-points, but some take a different route making the short journey across the river by boat.

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Posted: 16/11/2014 - 10:16

At the border with Burma runs a muddy brown river. In the middle of the river, lying directly under the border bridge, is an island – no man’s land – where several Burmese migrants are resident.  We have recently heard that there are children here who are caught up in drug trafficking.

On the Thai side of the river there is a military presence.  Armed soldiers watching over the constant flow of human traffic that comes in and out of the country.  Many people come over the border officially, across the bridge and through the check-points, but some take a different route making the short journey across the river by boat.

...

Posted: 06/08/2014 - 14:15

Compasio Community Team: Just some of the Peace Makers in Mae Sot

The Compasio Community Team:  some of the Peace Makers on the Thai-Burma border

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Key dates

Brian and Lydia will be on home assignment in the UK from 14 June to 16 July 2017.

 

Please note their programme is now fully booked.

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New Letter "April 2017" added
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11th January 2017
New Letter "January 2017" added
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12th July 2016
New Letter "July 2016" added
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2nd June 2016
New News Article "The drug trafficker’s son and Jesus" added
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1st March 2016
New Letter "February 2016" added
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16th December 2015
New Blog entry "Finding our feet again" added
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24th November 2015
New Blog entry "Back to Mae Sot" added
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11th November 2015
New Letter "November 2015" added
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7th July 2015
New Letter "July 2015" added
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17th February 2015
New Letter "February 2015" added
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