When a large mining royalty contribution came to the Alpururrulam tribal elders they had the choice of distributing it among all of the clan groups and families in the region, or do something significant with the money. Unanimously, the entire community voted to build a new church facility that would be a blessing to everyone for generations to come. The building contractor listened to their ideas and concepts and designed a construction that will be useful in all the extremes of seasons. Every wall has large sliding doors that open up for the summer months and can keep out the cold winds of winter. The existing church to the right of the picture was the very first construction at Lake Nash community back in the 60’s so the dedication last Saturday was an historic event for all the locals. 300 people turned up to honour God and celebrate this milestone in the life of a remote community.