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Farewell Remy and Theresa

Wednesday, 3 July 2024

Remy Sese and his wife Theresa have served Indigenous Ministries Australia (IMA) for over nine years in Western Australia (WA). During that time, they strengthened relations with many of the Indigenous churches, and this network of relationships is a credit to them both.

Remy has travelled far and wide through WA, offering his welcoming smile and prayerful encouragement among many communities. For some leaders in remote towns, he has been one of the few visitors they’ve received, and he has represented IMA and Global Mission Partners with great respect.

Remy joined IMA at a time of significant challenge for the Churches of Christ’s Indigenous ministry, ACCIM, which faced an uncertain future. He was able to develop deep and trusting relationships that helped him navigate this transition to IMA and, in turn, helped lay a foundation for the next season of ministry.

Remy and Theresa have faithfully worked together to promote and encourage deep, prayerful support for Aboriginal ministry in Western Australia. Theresa has participated in Indigenous community activities and helped communicate monthly news and prayer needs to IMA supporters.

Sadly, Global Mission Partners hasn’t been immune to a broader, challenging financial climate and we are unable to continue to support Remy’s position. This means Remy will conclude his role on 30 June 2024. We understand this decision will come with disappointment, especially for those who have been blessed by Remy’s warmth and character.

We are gladdened to know that Remy will be returning to QLD, where he will take up a role with the Aboriginal and Islander Christian Fellowship (AICF), where he has strong relationships from his previous time in ministry in the state.

Going forward, IMA will have one national manager, Nick Wight. Nick will continue to foster the network of Indigenous Christian leaders and assist Australian Churches of Christ to engage with their ministries and programs.

Nick says of Remy, “We are deeply grateful to Remy for his depth of commitment, wisdom and experience and his faithful service to our IMA partners and the Indigenous Christian communities of WA. I will personally miss his passionate advocacy for the Aboriginal church and his constant reminders to trust in God’s plans, but I’m pleased we’ll still be able to connect in his new role in QLD”.

We thank God for the many Indigenous leaders and ministries blessed by Remy and Theresa’s time in IMA.

As we endeavour to continue the work of IMA in WA, we are filled with gratitude for the ongoing support from so many of you in this work. Please continue to pray with us as we discern the best ways to resource and inspire a new season of Indigenous Christian ministry.

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