For some families in the Channel country and in western Queensland the sound of rain on the roof is but a memory. The sound is such a refreshing noise and yet over the past three years unheard of. It reminds me to pray without ceasing for the friends and families living is such desperate conditions. […]
He’s a retired NZ South Island Sheep grazier, a retired North QLD sugarcane farmer and now Baptist Pastor. Doug Reid and his amazing wife Anne have shown us all that faith, prayer and determination can achieve great exploits. The Reid’s have poured out their love for God and love for people since moving to Charters […]
There’s been a Baptist Church in Charters Towers since the late 1800’s. It’s changed locations a few times but it’s missional values for the Gospel and for people has never changed.
The recent purchase of the Salvation Army Citadel property begins a new era for the church. The large property has a good hall and storage […]
The car park was full and the smell of cooked onions, snags and steaks filled the atmosphere with great expectations of a memorable time for the Charters Towers locals last Saturday night. We want to thank the Shire council and Uniting Care Community for their support of our concert in yet another region where drought […]
The team have kicked off the next leg of the Droughtland Rain Tour to Northern Queensland. Tonight we’ll be in Charters Towers doing a free community event raising support for families affected by the drought.
Please be praying for the team as they continue to share the Gospel through these events, encouraging folks who need to […]
We had a fantastic event in Blackall last Sunday night at the Blackall State School. A free community event with Dinner, music, coffee and the country callback display where we handed out fridge magnets to promote the helpline. We encouraged people to take them for friends and family who are doing it tough.
We ended the […]
We turned up to a sheep station north of Longreach called Hereward to be greeted by a young couple managing the 30,000 acre property and working hard to keep 9,000 sheep alive. They are determined to see this property succeed through the drought so the hours are long every day but they took some time […]
It’s not only the cattle and sheep that suffer in severe drought. The native animals of the land, especially Kangaroo’s and Wallabies become victims as well.
The animals are attracted to the greener grass growing in the table drains alongside the roads and sadly become roadkill victims. It is estimated there are up to 10,000 dead […]
God sure delights in bringing the most amazing people into our lives as we serve Him. Last week Cheyne and I had the privilege of spending a few days with Ken and Pam Duncan on the Central Coast of NSW.
In my books Ken is by far one of the greatest photographers in Australia… But even […]