We have a sense of responsibility bigger than our local community. We who have so much need to serve others ‘Beyond Dural’. We do this using our own gifts and resources and by partnering with others.
We have a number of vital partnerships with like minded organisations, for example Samaritan’s Purse, Galston High School Christian Education Association, Global Interaction Australia, Horizons (Legal Aid Services) and Australian Baptist World Aid.
Our involvement in the Solomon Islands has been an adventure since the year 2000. We are engaged at many different levels. Since commencing as a response to a humanitarian crisis God has opened the way for us to continue to partner with our Solomon Islands friends in a host of exciting ways.
Scripture in Schools
It may surprise many, but a growing percentage of school kids in Australia have not yet heard about Jesus. That is something that motivates us to source ‘scripture teachers’ for our local primary schools. This involves volunteers in a weekly scripture class.
On the back of a Centre mission trip through Central Australia and into the Kimberley Region of WA in 2006 we have been partnering with Australian indigenous communities to ‘close the gap’.
Peter and Joanne Ong with their three children Teaghan, Lucas and Caya have just commenced their second term of service with SIM in Malawi.