Heroes of the Faith

  Pictured: Steve with local legend, Johnny Percy from Alpururrulam community on the Sandover Highway, Northern Territory.

Pictured: Steve with local legend, Johnny Percy from Alpururrulam community on the Sandover Highway, Northern Territory.

Johnny is one of the church leaders at the Alpururrulam Christian Fellowship. 8 years ago Aunty Hazel Lauridsen, one of the missionaries to the region for decades, made him a red cowboy shirt. Johnny decided the shirt would only ever come out for sacred events and celebrations. Last Saturday was one of those ‘red shirt’ days. The opening of the new church was a dream come true for so many of the locals. When a revival took place a few years back in Lake Nash it changed the entire town. Gambling, alcohol abuse and domestic violence were exchanged for singing around campfires and Bible studies and helping one another build a better home in the remote desert region. Men like Johnny have been part of that ongoing revival and I’m so honoured to learn from them in my journey. Thank you Johnny for shining your light before all people’s in your bright red shirt!!!!