2021 News

In Loving Memory of Pastor David Moses-Martin 21.03.1958 – 31.03.2021

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

I greet you on behalf of the Board and Staff of the Australian Churches of Christ Global Mission Partners to give thanks to God for the life of David Moses-Martin. We offer our sympathy and prayers of comfort for Margaret and David’s whole family and the Nyiyaparli people who also feel his loss. David loved the land of his birth that gave him his identity and deep stories. He knew the old people and listened to and loved the stories of his culture, food, medicine, and plants. He was deeply home in the lands of the Nyiyaparli people and in the language of his birth.

David was a remarkable man, and the story of his life is inspirational. He faced many setbacks, worked as a stockman, and came to faith guided and led by the late Len Wallam (his future father-in-law). His faith was the foundation of his life and gave him strength and peace. He lived with a deep trust in Jesus Christ.

David and Margaret shared a deep and long-lasting bond, both as husband and wife and as partners in ministry. Margaret was David’s eyes and the trust they shared was deep and strong. All of us who saw them together knew this to be true.

The Aboriginal Fellowship at South Hedland was re-established with David and Margaret as key leaders in this. David sang and preached and supported many in their journey in faith with Jesus. His whole approach to life was a witness to Jesus’ love and strength.

We give thanks for his life and pray for comfort and strength to all those who mourn his passing.

These words, sung by David in the video of his life, sum it all up:

God is good to me,
God is good to me,
He holds my hand
He helps me stand. 
God is good to me.

John Gilmore,
Executive Officer

Please Note: In many areas of Indigenous Australia, reproduction of photographs of deceased people is restricted during a period of mourning. The length of this time varies and is determined by the community.

If you would like to watch the video, Yirtiya Purtay (Many Roads) or receive regular IMA prayer updates, please contact IMA West Coordinator Colin Battersby colinb@gmp.org.a

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