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A Time of Transition

A Time of Transition

Wednesday, 5 December 2018
It’s an exciting time of transition for Church of Christ churches in Fiji. With the Director of Fiji Community Churches of Christ, Bruce E...
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Ikuningen Church Gets More than a Roof

Ikuningen Church Gets More than a Roof

Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Following months of preparation a team of 11 volunteers travelled to Tanna, Vanuatu, in September 2018. We had consulted with the Churches of Ch...
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Kids and Water Change Lives

Kids and Water Change Lives

Wednesday, 5 December 2018
This year Hudson (aged 7) and Toby (aged 5) both decided they wanted to be involved in the Safe Water September Challenge with their Nana Anne. ...
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Visiting Friends and Doing Mission at the Same Time

Visiting Friends and Doing Mission at the Same Time

Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Sometimes mission starts with a bucket of cash or resources to be sent to those in need. Sometimes we set off with an empty bucket, to bring bac...
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100 Years in Bangladesh

100 Years in Bangladesh

Tuesday, 4 December 2018
For Vana Bawm and his community in remote Bangladesh, December 12 is a significant day of remembrance and celebration.Prior to the ye...
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Healing and Restoring

Healing and Restoring

Tuesday, 4 December 2018
There are times when we are faced with a choice that can’t and must not be avoided. GMP is in such a situation. To make this important dec...
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Our Part to Play

Our Part to Play

Thursday, 8 November 2018
At Global Mission Partners, we say that we “know the locals.” It’s one of the things that distinguishes us. Although we are sp...
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Building Relationships in Vanuatu

Building Relationships in Vanuatu

Thursday, 8 November 2018
In 2017, Castlemaine Church of Christ (Victoria) signed a formal Partnership Agreement with Churches of Christ Conference Vanuatu on behalf of t...
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Partnerships in South Sudan

Partnerships in South Sudan

Thursday, 8 November 2018
Christian Mercy International (CMI) in South Sudan implements activities within the push and pull of both material and spiritual poverty, develo...
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Great Gifts: Better than a Car with Cruise Control

Great Gifts: Better than a Car with Cruise Control

Thursday, 8 November 2018
Choosing a gift from the catalogue won’t make your car travel more steadily, but it will convey something of the love God calls us to have...
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God is Fixing All of Us

God is Fixing All of Us

Thursday, 8 November 2018
The water in the Ngezi River at Rupemba, Zimbabwe, was never good. Crocodiles made fetching water from it a dangerous chore, and many animals dr...
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Dareton Cooking Classes 

Dareton Cooking Classes 

Wednesday, 31 October 2018
The Dareton Cooking Classes grew organically, with youths’ interest sprouting from one man cooking his dinner at the youth centre.&nb...
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Computer Classes in India

Computer Classes in India

Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Hosanna Ministries India has expanded its work in the Maharastra state to provide a range of vocational training opportunities fo...
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Tribute to Former ACCIM Staff Members

Tribute to Former ACCIM Staff Members

Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Global Mission Partners pays tribute to former staff members of the Australian Churches of Christ Indigenous Ministries (ACCIM) whose lives were...
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When Helping Hurts: Inequality

When Helping Hurts: Inequality

Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Between 1990 and 2015, the Millennium Development Goal of halving extreme poverty (less than USD$1.90 per day) was achieved. Extreme povert...
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Great Gifts, Real Impact

Great Gifts, Real Impact

Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Working together is what empowers our projects to have real impact. It’s people like you whose generosity enables the ongoing work of our ...
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A Foundation of Hope in Fiji

A Foundation of Hope in Fiji

Wednesday, 3 October 2018
When Pastor Raj Deo met Rukmani at Lomawai in 1999, she was 56 and had suffered chronic back pain since childhood. She was unable to do manual l...
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New Borehole Fills Sipho with Joy

New Borehole Fills Sipho with Joy

Wednesday, 3 October 2018
The Safe Water September (SWS) challenge has concluded, but the impact remains. So far $101,339, has been raised for safe water projects in...
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Songlines Walking Tour

Songlines Walking Tour

Wednesday, 3 October 2018
The Songlines walking tour of inner city sites in Melbourne is designed to offer an insight into local Indigenous history and culture with a vie...
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Intentional Relationships

Intentional Relationships

Wednesday, 5 September 2018
The claim that we know someone is a big one. It indicates that we have invested in who they are, their life story and their ups and downs. It is...
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Safe Water Restores a Community

Safe Water Restores a Community

Wednesday, 5 September 2018
While the community has come a long way, Unite is hopeful that work in her village is not complete. She looks forward to future projects, which ...
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Helping Can Be Tricky

Helping Can Be Tricky

Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Playing with orphaned kids when I’m on holidays, or sending practical supplies, sending quick fix help, welfare, voluntourism, unrequested...
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Our Journey with Vuci Rd in Fiji

Our Journey with Vuci Rd in Fiji

Wednesday, 5 September 2018
When our church first got involved starting up a partnership with Vuci Rd church in Suva, Fiji, my expectation was that we would be helping the ...
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Culturally shaken awake

Culturally shaken awake

Wednesday, 15 August 2018
While working in a retail job many years ago, a Spanish traveller told me that he had not encountered culture during his six months in Australia...
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New Day Care Centre in Mumbai

New Day Care Centre in Mumbai

Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Raghu is a 15-year-old boy who lives with his parents and sister in a shed made of tarpaulin sheets in an impoverished community in Mumbai. The ...
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Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery

Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Aziz heard that his school would be closed for the month. His school, like many others in Uzbekistan, was closed so that the children could work...
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What Impact Could You Have this September?

What Impact Could You Have this September?

Tuesday, 7 August 2018
It’s seven o’clock in the morning. You snooze your alarm a couple of times, get out of bed and run a steaming hot shower. You use th...
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The Promise of Freedom

The Promise of Freedom

Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Our deepest hope is for a world where people find true and deep freedom in Jesus...
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A brighter future for 12 year old Donwai

A brighter future for 12 year old Donwai

Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Donwai was 5 months old when he lost his mum and dad. He is part of a marginalised ethnic group, and grew up with his grandparents in an isolate...
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Blending Smoothies for Safe Water in Zimbabwe

Blending Smoothies for Safe Water in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, 4 July 2018
The camping atmosphere of State Youth Games, with action packed sporting activities and evening ministry programs, provided the perfect opportun...
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Because of Her, We Can!

Because of Her, We Can!

Tuesday, 3 July 2018
There are numerous incredible Indigenous women within the Churches of Christ history of ministry among their peoples...
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Colour and Wonder in Dareton

Colour and Wonder in Dareton

Tuesday, 3 July 2018
Our youth sewing group at Dareton Youth and Community Centre started with two Indigenous sisters. It now includes both Indigenous and non-Indige...
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Interview with Juraki’s Mary Slabb

Interview with Juraki’s Mary Slabb

Tuesday, 3 July 2018
n celebration of NAIDOC week, IMA Coordinator East, Nick Wight, interviewed Mary Slabb, co-founder of Juraki Surf Culture in NSW.
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Orphanages And Alternative Care

Orphanages And Alternative Care

Tuesday, 5 June 2018
When Onotu lost her husband she was in despair about how to care for her children.  With no one to earn money for the family she couldn&rsq...
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Mon Ministry in Thailand

Mon Ministry in Thailand

Tuesday, 5 June 2018
A Mon migrant worker – Maung – gave his life to Jesus two years ago. Maung testified to us that he was a drunkard, a smoker and livi...
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Meet Pastor Watungwa

Meet Pastor Watungwa

Tuesday, 5 June 2018
Pastor Watungwa leads the churches in Zimbabwe’s Msipani circuit.
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An all-encompassing space for mission

An all-encompassing space for mission

Tuesday, 5 June 2018
I was reading Luke’s words in Acts 1:8 – the assurance from Jesus that the Spirit would give the Apostles power for mission – ...
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Fiona in Australia

Fiona in Australia

Tuesday, 5 June 2018
My recent trip to Australia was filled with rich and blessed times of reunion, reengagement and opportunities to meet with a number of supporter...
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Courage in Vanuatu

Courage in Vanuatu

Monday, 28 May 2018
When it was confirmed I would be travelling to Ambae, Vanuatu, with Global Mission Partners, visiting communities affected by a still active vol...
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Yamen Missionaries and Ministry

Yamen Missionaries and Ministry

Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Students at Yamen Bible College in Papua New Guinea (PNG) learn to read the Bible in their own language, and train for ministry in local churche...
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Our Sense of Mission

Our Sense of Mission

Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Mission is a people centred activity. We may focus our attention on our local setting, or somewhere further away or even somewhere farther away ...
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Visiting Vietnam: Eat, Pray, Sing

Visiting Vietnam: Eat, Pray, Sing

Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Vietnam was a mystery to me until I travelled there with John Gilmore and Mark Stevens last November. Mark and I are GMP Board members, and we w...
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Meet Menpoi Mru

Meet Menpoi Mru

Monday, 2 April 2018
Menpoi Mru travels 15km to spend time with 120 members of a local village in Bangladesh, he asks them, “What is salvation, eternal life an...
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Posting Big Parcels: Gifts of Unrequested Goods 

Posting Big Parcels: Gifts of Unrequested Goods 

Monday, 2 April 2018
Research shows that Australians are generous people who like to respond in practical ways. But what is actually the most helpful response when i...
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Lives Changed Through Tutoring Ministry

Lives Changed Through Tutoring Ministry

Monday, 2 April 2018
Iman and Eko walk 6km from Tanen to Malibari village every weekend, to help tutor school kids like Juwedi, a young boy who struggled to listen t...
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Boondall Church Making Things Beautiful

Boondall Church Making Things Beautiful

Monday, 2 April 2018
When Nomalanga undertook a fashion and design course, she mentioned her aim was to have a sewing machine, the Christian Women’s Fellowship...
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Shaping Expectations

Shaping Expectations

Monday, 2 April 2018
Walking to church shapes our expectations. It creates a space for preparation and reflection about what we will experience. In a busy world, wal...
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Sunnybank visit Lomawai

Sunnybank visit Lomawai

Thursday, 15 March 2018
The Sunnybank Church of Christ partnership with Lomawai Church of Christ, Fiji, commenced in 2016 with a...
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Walk for Hope this Good Friday

Walk for Hope this Good Friday

Tuesday, 6 March 2018
For people like Agnes living in rural Zimbabwe, walking to church is the only option. But there is hope, and you can be a part of it...
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Remain True to Your Faith and Hold Fast

Remain True to Your Faith and Hold Fast

Tuesday, 6 March 2018
Ps Rexford Bani began as the School Chaplain at Londua Technical College (LTC) in 2015. “I can see God’s calling in this position no...
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Shrigonda Primary School  Celebrates 100 Years

Shrigonda Primary School Celebrates 100 Years

Tuesday, 6 March 2018
“It was such a tribute to the resilience of people, both local and Australian missionaries – a fine heritage... We met a number of p...
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Visiting Vanuatu Again

Visiting Vanuatu Again

Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Ray and Jill Muler visited Vanuatu in 2017. They conducted Bible studies using DVDs and other teaching resources, visited various communities an...
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Challenging Poverty and Empowering Women in Vietnam

Challenging Poverty and Empowering Women in Vietnam

Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Many women have travelled to mission fields in distant places, bringing the good news, health and education to local communities. Our history ma...
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Mission, Activity and the Character of God

Mission, Activity and the Character of God

Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Our thinking about mission often starts in the activity of mission—mission as a project. We think of getting up and going out on an edge. ...
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Meet Daniel Bawm

Meet Daniel Bawm

Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Daniel’s father was the first ordained pastor among the Bawm community in Bangladesh. He was born in 1974, and brought up in a Christian f...
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Helping Can Be Tricky: Voluntourism

Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Cathy and Mike were excited about their holiday in Asia.  As well as cheap everything, they had booked a tour of a children’s home wh...
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