Reality Follow Up

  Pictured: Steve with some of the ladies from the Areonga Lutheran Church.

Pictured: Steve with some of the ladies from the Areonga Lutheran Church.

Despite the near zero temperatures the locals turned up for our singalong concert in Areonga last Monday night. With campfires blazing and a great atmosphere in the park next to the historic Lutheran Church we sang and shared the Gospel until the fires went out.

The message from Dr Bill Newman projected onto the big screen really connected with people and a number of folks came forward for prayer and counselling after the event. As in many communities it’s the women who have stepped up into church leadership.. Not by choice but out of recognising the great need to keep the Christian faith going in these remote places.

The average age of an Indigenous man is 48 years… So there are not many tribal elders and old men to help lead. This is a sad reality in outback Australia. But we praise God for faithful women who have a passion for their communities. The BGEA resources and Audio Bibles provided by Leading the Way have been a huge encouragement.