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  • Going Deeper- July 2016

    19 July, 2016

    Dear Friends, Welcome to the July edition of Going Deeper. Thank you for your prayers and support for our partners. It is greatly appreciated. Australia Indigenous Ministries Australia Praise God: For the work that John and Ruth Saulo pioneered in Dareton. They have helped facilitate strong partnerships with local agencies, churches, and the community. Pray For: John and Ruth Saulo, Kevin and Debbie Tucker, the church, and communities of the Sunraysia as they enter a new season of ministry. John and Ruth will take up a new position in John’s homeland of Papua New Guinea from mid 2016. Sonny Graham and his cousin, Geoffrey, have been selected to consult in the Council of Elders with the Government, in regards to sacred sights of significance. Pray for guidance and wisdom, for them and the 50 other senior Indigenous law men. Fiji Fiji Community Churches of Christ, Bruce Edwards. Praise God: We are very thankful to have Vipin and Irene Narayan back from an… Read More
  • In Partnership - July 2016

    5 July, 2016

    Welcome to In Partnership. As this week is Naidoc Week this months In Partnership has a focus on Indigenous Ministries Australia (IMA), and some of the great things that our Indigenous partners are doing around Australia. John Gilmore celebrates IMA, which was formally commenced three years ago this month. "We deeply appreciate insights that we have received in our ongoing process of dialogue with those who are shaping the priorities for Indigenous Ministries Australia. IMA seeks your prayer, encouragement and support, and invites you to celebrate and give thanks for the Indigenous heritage of Australia." – John Gilmore Nick Wight, IMA Coordinator East, reflects on John and Ruth Saulo's ministry, as their time in Dareton comes to a close. We hear from our partners from the Sarabetu Church of Christ, Port Vila, Vanuatu about their church reconstruction after Cyclone Pam. We also hear about Boniface Mpofu's recent visit to Australia, all the way from… Read More
  • Celebrating Indigenous Ministries Australia

    5 July, 2016

    Kevin Tucker and John Saulo in Dareton July 2016 marks three years since the formal commencement of Indigenous Ministries Australia (IMA). This has been, and continues to be, a big change for GMP. This new ministry – for us – has been a source of constant learning. We are seeking long-term foundations for a strong program of ministry and activity, one that will see Indigenous churches and communities supported and resourced. Our focus is on listening, consulting and looking for long-term sustainable change. To do this while launching IMA has taken time, and called for patience. IMA’s mission statement is ‘Encouraging new directions with Christian Indigenous ministries’. This is used as a test point for decisions made in the life of IMA. The two Councils (East and West) have met and are involved in setting future directions for IMA. The two IMA Coordinators, Remy Sese and Nick Wight, have visited many communities and are connecting ministries right… Read More
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