Mark and Christine Pedder, two Aussies living and working in a large slum in Asia, BASECO.
WE PREACH THE GOSPEL OF GOOD NEWS TO THE POOR, AND WE MAKE DISCIPLES.
Around 1 square km of reclaimed land, with an estimated 16,500 families living on it in abject poverty. The average family size is mum, dad and 4-6 children, with extremes where families have more tan 10 children. The largest family we personally know has 21 living children, our neighbour has 18. So even if you do the lowest possible estimate of our slum population, we have about 125,000 people living in our slum.
EVERYTHING THAT WE DO IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF SALVATION,
AND IS DONE IS THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
There are only three verses of scripture in our Vision Statement – Luke 10:19 and Acts 10:38, there is obviously the third scripture that is the heart beat of who we are and what we do – John 14:12…Our Vision never really changes, we aim to do this year what we did last year, but just more of it.
Our biggest challenge would be this – TO HEAR GOD AND KEEP ON DOING WHAT HE SAYS, and then to teach our leaders to do the same.
We believe than everybody CAN and that everybody SHOULD be involved in changing their world for the better. Everyone has an influence and everyone can make a difference. The world needs all of us, everyone is of equal importance. We believe in the bible and we believe in Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world. Of course there are other things we believe in, but basically we are Christians, living out their faith in a third world slum.
WELCOME TO BASECO…WE ALL ONLY HAVE ONE LIFE TO LIVE, LIVE IT WELL…GIVE IT AWAY…
USE YOUR LIFE TO BETTER THE LIVES OF OTHERS…
IF YOU DO NOT DIE TO YOUR OWN SELF, YOU WILL NEVER REALLY LIVE…
A one line summary of what we do, would be this – WE PREACH THE GOSPEL and WE MAKE DISCIPLES.