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Children, Families and Alternate Care

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Children have a right to grow up in a family where they enjoy the consistent care and love of parents. Where this happens children have the best chance of thriving.  This is a biblical idea and also affirmed by the declaration of human rights...

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Your support helped feed people like Agor

Your support helped feed people like Agor

Friday, 15 December 2017

Your support of the South Sudan Famine Appeal helped feed people like Agor and her children.

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NAVIGATE Adventure Trek to India

NAVIGATE Adventure Trek to India

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

At the end of each year, our Navigate Adventure students set off on a two week ‘extreme trek’. Partnering with Global Mission Partners (GMP), we hope to expose them to a different culture and to challenge the way they think about the world around them and their faith...

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Humble Joy

Humble Joy

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Expectations are high at this time of year. Many of us look forward and plan special times with family, friends and our church community. At times, we over plan!

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Welcome to Dareton!

Welcome to Dareton!

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

The Indigenous Ministries Australia (IMA) program of GMP, together with Churches of Christ and the Wentworth and Dareton Cooperating Parish, are pleased to welcome Brendon and Amy Garlett, along with their four children, into the role of Indigenous Ministry Outreach Workers.

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Navigate Team Visit India

Navigate Team Visit India

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

I would like to thank the talented and dedicated team who visited our children’s home. The team leaders Abby, Jessie and Laura did an amazing job. The team took morning devotions for about 80 children and staff.

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Our Journey

Our Journey

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Any journey, particularly a complex one such as when travelling to an unfamiliar place while on holidays, needs a direction and an imagined destination. Such a sense of where to go provides, even the most uncertain traveller, with a moment of satisfaction. We have made it – we are at our destination!

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Vanuatu Emergency Appeal

Vanuatu Emergency Appeal

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

GMP launched a Churches of Christ Overseas Aid (COCOA) Vanuatu Emergency Appeal during October to raise critical support for the thousands of people displaced from their homes, families and communities due to the volcanic activity on Ambae Island.

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Use Your Voice:  Australia’s Modern Slavery Act

Use Your Voice: Australia’s Modern Slavery Act

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

History is made up of many decisions and adjustments to the way things are. At critical times, our voices can be highly significant in influencing and bringing about changes that have impacted the lives of others. 

Now is a time when our voices really do matter.

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Vanuatu Emergency Update: Returning Home

Vanuatu Emergency Update: Returning Home

Thursday, 26 October 2017

More than 2,000 evacuees are now back on Ambae exactly one month after the Government of Vanuatu ordered the total evacuation of over 11,000 people on September 23 for fear of a major volcanic eruption. Photo courtesy of Santo Ambae Disaster Support Community Facebook

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Vanuatu Emergency Update: Luganville

Vanuatu Emergency Update: Luganville

Monday, 16 October 2017

Peter Bryant, The Londua School Principal writes a Vanuatu emergency update  about life in Luganville.

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Vanuatu Emergency Update: Evacuation

Vanuatu Emergency Update: Evacuation

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The government has now evacuated all people from Ambae Island. Esline Toamavute, General Secretary of Churches of Christ Conference in Vanuatu (CCCV) provides an update of the situation from Santo. 

  

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Juraki Surf and Culture

Juraki Surf and Culture

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

For the Juraki volunteers who attended in 2016 and 2017, the insight into the God-given strengths of Indigenous culture were invaluable, as were the beginnings of friendships that provide the best context for reconciliation in our land.

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Great Gifts Bringing Real Change

Great Gifts Bringing Real Change

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Global Mission Partners invests in people and has deep relationships with our partners. We believe real change happens through authentic relationships and when we work together, we can create ongoing and lasting change...

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Seeking Change

Seeking Change

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

So what do we hope to see from the ministry of Global Mission Partners? It is an important question to answer and reflect on. One word comes to mind, and that word is change!

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Making Safe Water Happen: the Step-by-Step Process of Installing a Borehole in Rural Zimbabwe

Making Safe Water Happen: the Step-by-Step Process of Installing a Borehole in Rural Zimbabwe

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

If you’ve ever taken the Safe Water September challenge or donated to someone who has, you may have wondered about the water projects you’re helping fund. With the help of our Zimbabwean partner, Showers of Blessing, we’ll walk you through the process of how boreholes come to be, from identifying communities in need of safe water, through to drilling and installing wells. 

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Gardening with a Water Pump

Gardening with a Water Pump

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

The Rupemba community is a beneficiary of the Showers of Blessing small project fund. After visiting the garden project, which had a membership of 37 women, I realised the hardships that the women were going through to water their garden. The women had to walk an average of four kilometres to the garden, in the African heat, and had to fetch water from the nearby Ngezi River 200 metres away, and carry to the garden a 20-litre bucket of water on their heads.

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Judge Softly

Judge Softly

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Remember to walk a mile in his moccasins
and remember the lessons of humanity taught to you by your elders.
We will be known forever by the tracks we leave
in other people's lives, our kindnesses and generosity.

 Mary T. Lathrap, Judge Softly

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Partnership, Vulnerability and Power

Partnership, Vulnerability and Power

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Accepting our vulnerability and letting go of our need to be in control creates a special place in which relationships grow and mutual learning can occur...

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New Outreach Opportunities for Women in Bangladesh

New Outreach Opportunities for Women in Bangladesh

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

The Bandarban Hills Churches of Christ (BHCOC) Women’s Ministry was formed in March 2014. The women are supporting their local ministers and Bible translation, as well as distributing songbooks from a small income they receive from handloom weaving...

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United Together to Visit Vanuatu

United Together to Visit Vanuatu

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

A team of 12 from five different churches experienced Vanuatu from June 30-July 15. The team provided spiritual support and guidance to students and staff at Londua Technical College through their leadership of devotions and worship programs twice a day, teaching religious education classes, and encouraging various staff and students...

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Helping Ajok Uogu in South Sudan

Helping Ajok Uogu in South Sudan

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Ajok Uogu feeds a nutritional supplement to her 2-year old daughter Awok. (Image courtesy of ACT Alliance)

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Timothy

Timothy's Story

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Timothy, quiet by nature, let go of his previous life and feelings of shame...

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Mustard Seed Faith

Mustard Seed Faith

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

In January, a team of 13 people from around Australia went on a trip to attend the World Convention Global Gathering held in Damoh, and to visit GMP’s partners in India. Janet Woodlock, Federal Coordinator for Churches of Christ in Australia, shared some of her experiences...

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Mayan Tiit Ox Plough Project

Mayan Tiit Ox Plough Project

Monday, 3 April 2017

Farmers in Aweil East, South Sudan, still cultivate the ground by hand – an exhausting and time consuming task using a stick. Churches of Christ in South Sudan has implemented a program providing ox-drawn ploughs...

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Bonding Through Prayer in Fiji

Bonding Through Prayer in Fiji

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Peter Berry visited Pastor David and Christy Reddy in Lautoka for the fith time...

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Take Action

Take Action

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Here are some ways of being involved in global mission without leaving home.  Beware they may be more challenging than you think!

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Lives changed through the Gospel

Lives changed through the Gospel

Friday, 24 March 2017

Hear how Mr Hardi's life was changed by hearing about Jesus for the first time.

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I Went Empty and Came Back Full

I Went Empty and Came Back Full

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Philip Neyava is a young man in his thirties with a heart for God and his community. GMP invested in the future of this young leader, providing him with the opportunity to attend the annual CCCV conference in 2016.

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Pastor Ramidr’s Story

Pastor Ramidr’s Story

Monday, 13 March 2017

Ramdir, at the age of three lost his father and so lived with his mother and elder sister. Since childhood, he has loved writing and storytelling and now Ramdir is giving God the glory!

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The Do

The Do's and Dont's of Mission

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

You want to get involved with mission and go overseas and give your time and money but not too sure how to go about it? Read these do's and dont's for some guidance.

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New Water Geyser for KCV

New Water Geyser for KCV

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Members of the River Community Church (RCC), New Life Church of Christ Wodonga and Chiltern AOG visited Zimbabwe in 2016. The main purpose of the team visit was to install solar hot water geysers on each of the Khayelihle Children's Village (KCV) homes...

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Blessing Our Land

Blessing Our Land

Monday, 13 February 2017

The following ten ‘First Steps’ are practical ways we can choose to journey towards healing and blessing for our land and for all Australians this year...

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Taking Flight at First Light

Taking Flight at First Light

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Dave Powell and Kate Appleby are working in association with Indigenous Ministries as school chaplains in the Kimberly communities of Millijiddee and Noonkanbah, Western Australia. Using a private aeroplane, Dave and Kate fly out from Derby at first light (around 4am) to these Indigenous communities to work with the staff and primary aged children during class time.

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Changing the World without Leaving Home: Introduction

Changing the World without Leaving Home: Introduction

Friday, 3 February 2017

The boy on the front cover of the GMP 2016 Great Gifts catalogue is happy. He and his mates have had a good lunch, they have uniforms and they are enjoying their schooling. If you asked him why it was necessary for GMP to step in to make these things happen, he might say...

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