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. He spent most of his time observing the work that the FRM does in communities in the Pintupi-Luritja area with Pastor Paul Traeger. But, the main reason for his visit was to ‘catch up’ with three volunteers from his church who have spent their ‘gap-year’ working at Yirara College and also the FRM store at Hermannsburg.
This voluntary project has been so successful that Mission One World and the Finke River Mission have decided to sign a special agreement so that the project can continue smoothly into the future. All expenses are covered by Mission One World, except for accommodation and food, which is provided by FRM.