The Agatep Family

Expedito (or more affectionately known: Piding) and Mariel Agatep migrated to Sydney, Australia in August 1993, from the Philippines. During this time they began attending a local Baptist church where the Gospel was preached, and a year later, Piding accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour.

They were led to Southland Baptist Church in the year 2000 and became active members involved in soul winning, discipleship, and leading small group Bible studies.

It was after a Missions Conference in June 2006, that Piding and Mariel surrendered their lives to preach the Gospel to their countrymen. Their vision was to reach the Cagayan Province with the Gospel, and the Lord confirmed in their hearts to start a work in Piding's hometown, Ballesteros.

They were commissioned by the church and left for the mission field in November 2018 where they have since been working tirelessly.

Visit their website and subscribe to their prayer letters to stay up to date on their work in Cagayan, Philippines.
Portillo Family

Ricardo Portillo was saved December 1975 in El Salvador and in 1981 the Lord moved him to Sydney, Australia.

God has blessed Ricardo and Isabel with different ministries during these past years at his local church.
In 2010 he was called to be the interim Pastor for All Nations Baptist Church in Sydney and in the following years was an active member of Southland Baptist Church.

In June 2013, the Lord called Ricardo and Isabel to go to Argentina and lead a newly established mission work in Misiones. Through this time, the Lord confirmed in their hearts that this is where He wants them to serve Him.

Visit their website and subscribe to their prayer letters to stay up to date with their work in Argentina
Soren Sundararaj
Sri Lanka

At a young age of seven, Soren had his fair share of travelling as God moved his family from Sri Lanka to Singapore, and then from Singapore to Sydney, where they are now settled and attending Southland Baptist Church.

Upon finishing high school, Soren followed the Lord to Bible College in California, USA. In May 2017, as he graduated from West Coast Baptist College, the Lord directed him to complete an internship in Sri Lanka for six months.
It was following this time, after spending much time in prayer, allowing the Lord to shape his desires, and seeking counsel; the Lord made it very clear that He wanted Soren back in Sri Lanka.

In January of 2019, Soren was sent out and he moved to Sri Lanka to serve God and begin the work there. He continues to share God's life-giving and life-changing message today to the people and country of Sri Lanka.

Visit his website and learn more about the work being done there.