Videos of Operation Agri’s work
Our video presentations give examples of projects OA is supporting, from our Appeal materials and seminars.
The appeal DVDs usually feature several videos, sometimes with subtitles. If you would like the full version on DVD, please get in touch. They can also be made available by Dropbox on request.
Our shorter videos are available on our YouTube channel.
In addition, there are the following audio files recorded at seminars at the Baptist Assembly in past years:
Mike and Daveen Wilson
Operation Agri’s seminar at the 2013 Baptist Assembly featured a talk by Mike and Daveen Wilson entitled ‘Ten Questions Every Development Worker Should Ask.’ Mike and Daveen worked with BMS World Mission in Trapia, Brazil, for many years, and their ministry there has been summarised in the New Year, Spring and Summer 2013 issues of our magazine Outreach Abroad.
Ten Questions Every Development Worker Should Ask
Jubilee Service, Bloomsbury
2.00 p.m., Saturday 11th June 2011, at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church.
This service celebrating 50 years showing Christ’s love to some of the world’s neediest people was recorded (audio only). Click on the following items to hear the recordings.
– Interview with Joyce Stockley
– Interview with Debbie Wilson
– Andy Matheson of Oasis International
– Thailand BMS Youth Action Team
– Sermon by Paul Beasley-Murray
Operation Agri held a special seminar at the 2008 Baptist Assembly weekend in Blackpool, which looked at the ways in which AIDS undermines rural people’s livelihoods and considered options for helping poor, rural families to recover from the ravages of AIDS.
The speaker at the OA seminar was development economist Dr Rachel Sabates-Wheeler (pictured), who is a trustee of Operation Agri. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies, and is the daughter of former BMS missionaries David and Yvonne Wheeler. She and her husband Ricardo are members of Holland Road Baptist Church, Hove.
Listen to Rachel’s talk Rebuilding Rural Livelihoods Amid AIDS:
Rachel spoke about how the AIDS pandemic needs to be treated as a livelihoods crisis, rather than simply a health crisis. While screening, prevention and treatment remain of fundamental concern, we need to recognise that the disease sharply reduces the ability of a family to support itself and entire livelihood systems are being undermined. Effective intervention must include ways of replacing lost livelihoods and preventing affected people from becoming lastingly dependent on outside aid.
OA Chairman Russell Ashley-Smith says: “This is a timely airing of the subject of great concern to those with a heart for world development. It is also very relevant to our appeal focus this year, which is development work in Uganda, one of the first countries to be ravaged by AIDS.”