Worship at home with the Thompsons during COVID-19

In the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Thompson family took to Facebook live to stream worship from their home. Steve, Velveta & Esther connected with their Facebook friends in order to worship, pray and simply share encourage the viewers. With many having to self-isolate or simply navigating through the horrendous news reel and world perspective, the Thompsons responded by encouraging the listeners not to fear, but to remember that ‘… the earth is the Lord and the fullness thereof …’. 

After the live broadcast, the multiple phone calls, text and facebook comments reeled in relaying how encourage the viewers were with the timing of the online worship. ‘Mankind is in need of hope … Col 3:ff Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your[a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.’

Mission to Ukraine 2020

Each year, the Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary (UETS) host a worship conference ‘Music In Worship

7 – 9 May 2020 will be the seventh annual conference which sees multiple individuals from Ukraine and a few other neighbouring countries attending this vibrant event. Some of the delegates will travel over 14 hours to attend this 3-day conference. This year, Steve Thompson will again be attending this conference, delivering several workshops and seminars.

All the lecturers including Steve will raise their own support as Music In Worship relies on the regular financial support of friends, partners and other organisations. Even to run the Seminary itself, 25% of the school fees are paid by the students and 75% is covered by the generous financial support of donors, especially those from other countries.

The conference serves the purpose of developing, challenging, resourcing the growth of the attendees. Many would not be able to afford to attend the multiple conferences and events held in other parts of the world

so they are very thankful for all the diverse lecturers travelling to Ukraine to deliver world-class tuition, coaching, seminars and encouragement.

Would you please consider supporting BMI in its endeavour to partner with UETS.

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BMI Mission to Ukraine 2020


Steve teaching in Ukraine

In May 2020, Steve will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine to make up an International team. The worship conference 'Music in Ministry 'has been established for ten years now. Steve will several keynote lectures and a few workshops.

During previous trips to Ukraine, hosted by the Ukraine Evangelical Theological Seminary the teaching has impacted many, musicians, singers and worship leaders' lives over the years. Such is the impact, UETS invites Steve back regularly to deliver specific training on Music Composition and arrangements (very similar topics he covers when teaching at London School of Theology). It was the conversation with the head of the Music Department at Seminary in Ukraine that triggered Steve's passion for continuing returning to Ukraine

Steve delivering a Keynote

As the economy is very challenging for many in Ukraine (each delegate pays about £8.00 for the entire conference), Each year, Beracahmusic Ministries International will finance these trips. We want to invite our BMI friends and partners to help support this venture on 7 - 9 May 2020. Steve will stay on for a few days to encourage the further activities of the Seminary.

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Bunmi Adekeye & Velveta Thompson on Premier Radio

Bunmi Adekeye & Velveta Thompson on Premier Radio

On the 15th of June, two days short of the anniversary of Velveta’s admission to hospital before her recovery from a coma, both her and Bunmi Adeyeke were on Premier Radio ‘Woman To Woman’. They were interviewed by Deanna Fletcher who was standing in for Maria Rodrigues. It was an amazing passionate interview where both ladies communicated their passion for prayer and the results of a united church coming together to pray for the sick as well as our nation. Bunmi relayed how speedily she and her team were able to gather over 100 people on Whatsapp in order to organise a ’round-the-clock’ prayer vigil for Velveta. The prayer group is known as ‘Watchtower‘ and continues to pray 24/7, each prayer warrior invited to choose a 30-minute prayer slot.

If you missed the interview, you can still listen to the broadcast which will be available until 15th July. Please click on the link to listen.

Woman To Woman interview with Velveta & Bunmi

Further update: 22.06.2017


Steve has been given permission to worship with his guitar in the ITU next to Velveta this evening from 6:15pm (in 30 minutes time).

We are asking everyone who can, to put the music on loud wherever you are and worship with us all!!

I will bless the Lord at all times. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!