We partner with a number of people & organisations who share in our desire to make the good news of Jesus Christ known to others living in Wollongong, Australia & the world.
Craig and Belinda (with their children Ezra, Malia & Levi) work in S.E Asia. Craig shares the good news and disciples local people, many of whom are immigrants from the island where they used to work.
Belinda runs health care seminars at times. She also befriends local women and helps at the children's school.
They are both involved in running English classes for both school aged and university aged students. This promotes open doors in which they can share the good news.
Roger and Noriko Dethlef are mature Christians who would still like to contribute to Christian witness where they might be useful in God's purposes. Since Noriko is bilingual and can cross into the Japanese culture fairly smoothly, without needing 10 years to learn the language, they thought that CMS might be able to use her gifting. They have made a commitment to work with Eifuku Minami church in Tokyo, leading a home bible study group, and assisting an outreach to introduce the bible in simple English. Their hope is also to encourage and support CMS missionaries in Japan and possibly, to work with KGK amongst University students.
With CMS, S, K, & J seek to plant churches in gospel-zero Buddhist Asia.
AJ and Kerryn are now focused on church planting in their area, rather than spending much time with Uni students as they were in the past - although those students are also part of the church plant. They are also training local people to encourage other local people.
Terry and Liz McCoy seek to build the capacity
of Anindilyakwa language churches on Groote
Eylandt through discipling future church
leaders. Terry studies the Bible with young
Christian men, while Liz encourages clergy (all
women) and young women. She teaches the
occasional course at Nungalinya College in
Rod and Christene Oldfield are no longer
travelling to the remote areas as in the past, but
are concentrating on building relationships with
the people of Cloncurry, often working together
with the Presbyterian and Roman Catholic
churches in Cloncurry. A regular children's music
time is one example - a bit like Playgroup for
Owen Silvester with the support of his wife
Madeline is completing the MTS program
with AFES at the University of Wollongong
(UOW). He is involved in faculty bible
studies, one to ones, developing and
training men in their Christianity and
proclaiming Jesus Christ at UOW.
Matthew is completing an MTS with St Marks
Anglican Church West Wollongong with the
support of his wife Elizabeth. He will study at
Youthworks College in Sydney two days a week
to gain a Diploma in Ministry/Theology. He will
be working 3 days a week at the church focusing
on children ministry.