We cannot imagine Westgate Baptist Community without refugees.

In 1993 three members of our church visited Mae La refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. The Bible tells us a mustard tree grows from a tiny seed, and that visit to Mae La certainly transformed our church.

We now have an ethnic Karen Burmese congregation of about one hundred worship in our church Sunday afternoons.

Westgate hosted an ethnic Chin Burmese congregation for several years, until the congregation became too big and moved to other churches.

We support a playgroup for refugee parents and children in the Sunshine area.

Each year we send teams to Malaysia who volunteer in community schools run by refugees from Burma.