Latest Newsletter from Martin (15 May 2013)
Martin Pakula works with AFES at Deakin University in Melbourne. The aim of AFES is to promote the mission of Christ in Australian universities by building evangelical student groups that:
Please thank God for the openness to the gospel among international students and for so many opportunities. Please pray that the Lord of the harvest would send out more laborers into his harvest at Deakin Uni.
David Powell: Kingdom Aviation Ministries use Jabiru J-230C & Cessna U206G aircraft to visit remote Kimberley communities and schools due to vast distances involved and to help remove isolation.
In pairs, we present a schools program called Student Focus including devotions to guide children's character development and complement Christian input children may already receive from their extended family or school staff.
Our reputation (gained over 10yrs of visiting), role and presence also allows us to support these isolated believers in their challenging environments and share in their lives each week of the school terms.
We run Bible studies where and when possible and provide a chaplaincy role in both schools & communities in each visit.
Perhaps our greatest challenge is suicide prevention in young adults. Communicating the Hope offered by The Lord Jesus Christ is the best antidote for this aspect of life in our troubled region of Australia's NorthWest.
We visit One Arm Point, Looma, Noonkambah, Koorabye, Millijiddee, Yakanarra, Djugerari, Mt Barnett, Derby High School & Mowanjum each week of the school terms.
Pray with us for open an invitation to access Muludja and Wankajanka in the second half of 2013.
Praise God for a 5th pilot joining KAM this month, Kate Appleby.
Latest Newsletter from Tim & Georgie (posted 11:00am 11/04/13)
Georgie, Tim, Joshua and Abigail Vallance-Webb serve the Lord in Arnhem Land with Mission Aviation Fellowship.
MAF use aviation to provide physical and spiritual help to remote communities of the world, in Jesus’ name. MAF fly missionaries and aid workers into remote areas of the world that would otherwise be unreachable or too dangerous to get to. They also provide essential transport for medical evacuations and transportation of goods and supplies.
We will be living and serving amongst the Aboriginal peoples in Arnhem Land. Many tribesmen live remote, nomadic lives in spiritual darkness, struggling with debilitating social issues such as depression and unemployment. We seek to share the love of God to these people, shining like stars as we hold out the Word of Life.
• that we would acclimatise well to our new environment and quickly learn to cope with the physical isolation and climate
• for our families left back at home.
Stephen Brown is preparing to serve the Lord in Arnhem Land with Mission Aviation Fellowship where he will use his skills as a pilot and love for God to provide physical and spiritual help to remote Aboriginal communities.
Stephen is aiming to start with MAF in July 2013 and is currently looking for people to become Ministry Partners to pray for him and make donations to cover the costs of MAF's program in Arnhem Land. The work of MAF transforms the lives of those they serve but MAF also acknowledges that the work is not possible without people to pray and support their staff; ministry partners.
If you would like to be a partner or just want to hear about Stephen's work with MAF, please visit www.maf.org.au/sbrown to sign up for a newsletter.
• For more people to become partners and that many people would be encouraged by God's work in Arnhem Land.
• For people to give towards Steve's costs so that he is able to serve with MAF.
Richard is the Australasian Director for MECO and gives leadership and oversight to Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Richard is supported in this role by his wife, Margaret.
MECO has engaged in ministry in the Middle East for 150 years. The Mission’s primary focus is to reach out to Muslim people with the love of God and encourage and strengthen brothers and sisters who are often persecuted for their faith. We work with and through the National, evangelical churches of the region
Ministries include training pastors and Christian leaders; providing teachers for schools (where up to 95% of the attendees can be Muslim students); discipleship; health and medical ministry among the poor and refugees; learning language and building relationships with locals; ministry to those who have disabilities and are neglected by families and society; advocacy on behalf of many who wish to change their faith but are persecuted for doing so.
Richard often speaks at churches and Mission Conferences on different ways that God is building his church in the Middle East today, both in Australia and overseas.
He is married to Margaret (who works in a Primary School) and they have three grown sons and two lovely daughters-in-law.
•for clarity in communicating the challenges and opportunities of working among the people of this region;
•that our brothers and sisters in this region who suffer because of their faith;
•that leaders of the Church might remain bold and courageous in their declarations of the gospel;
•for workers to be sent to “fields that are ready to harvest” (Luke 10v2)
Priscilla (Sil) Ruddle is serving in Benin (West Africa) with the mission organisation SIM.
SIM is a community of God’s people who delight to worship him and are passionate about the Gospel, seeking to fulfil the mission of Jesus Christ in the world.
Sil will be serving as Projects Coordinator for Benin and Togo, working with local project managers to help administer evangelistic and church development projects. Examples of projects include bible translation and literacy work, leadership training, children’s bible camps and some HIV/AIDS work. She will also be looking to use her engineering skills and become involved in water and sanitation projects.