Finke River Mission
As many know, the nights in central Australia often reach sub zero temperatures during Winter. Here’s an inspiring story about women with big hearts and busy hands.
Rev Dr Traugott Farnbacher, Secretary for PNG, Pacific and East-Asia, of Mission OneWorld of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria recently visited Central Australia.
This is a story about how 19 people came from Ebenezer (meaning ‘stone of help’) in the Barossa to the Aboriginal community of Papunya in Central Australia in July 2013.
A team of Tatachilla Lutheran College students recently combined community interaction with physical assistance in the Alyawarr region, approximately 300 kms north east of Alice Springs.
There has been a fantastic response to the ‘Baptism Bears’ article which appeared in the last edition of ‘Christ in the Centre’.
In the heart of Australia’s ‘Red Centre’, an abandoned and run-down church has been restored by the local Lutheran Aboriginal community, with the assistance of FRM and some Sydney school students.
After several baptisms and more being planned in the Anmatjere and Alyawarra areas north-east of Alice Springs, a young mum, Tanya Barber, has started knitting ‘baptism bears’.
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