Every Thursday the Aboriginal ladies from the Alice Springs Lutheran Congregation meet at the church for Bible study and choir practice. They are known as the Mission Block Choir (or Kwatja Etatha).
Their focus and purpose is ministry – by word and song. The ladies are serious about their ministry to the Alice Springs community, the local Alice Springs congregation, Yirara College and outlying Aboriginal communities. Over the years their ministry has strengthened and grown, and in November and December last year they were particularly busy singing and presenting the Christmas story to church and community groups.
Please pray for the choir ladies as they grow in confidence to share and celebrate God’s word through song, and for the women who are becoming strong leaders through regular attendance at the Thursday sessions. Please also pray for us and all the ministry team who support these ladies, especially Suanne Tikoft (Aboriginal Women’s Support Worker), Ingkaarta Mark Thiel (Pastor of the Alice Springs Lutheran Congregation) and me, Heather Doecke (Conductor of the Mission Block Choir).