Making an impact in the Community
Romans 10:13-14 says:
for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?"
As Christ's followers, we are called to share the message of the gospel and the unconditional love that God has for each and every one of us.
Reaching out to communities that don't receive a lot of love or support is hugely important to Christ's mission.
Dareton is a nearby community on the NSW side of the Murray River. The community of Dareton is home to many people, including a large number of indigenous families that aren't often given the support they need. We have partnered with the Dareton Church of Christ, to make an impact in this community, by sharing the Gospel and the love of God.
Dareton School Holiday Kid's Program
Partnering with the Dareton Church of Christ, a kids program that is run during the school holidays in the nearby town of Dareton. The kids in this community come from low socio economic families and a large percentage are from indigenous homes. We want to share the love of God with these kids.
Dareton Youth and Community Centre
Aimed at predominately teenage kids from the area. The centre is run by a wonderful man of God, Ilker Deli. We aim to assist in funding and support with this great ministry.
For many of us, Christmas is a great time of the year. But that is not always the case for many. Each year we have a tremendous team of volunteers that head out to the indigenous community in Namatjira Avenue, spreading the joy and message of Christmas.
Brendon & Amy Garlett
Brendon is working to pioneer culturally relevant and relational outreach opportunities among the local Indigenous community, as well as working closely with Ilker, Jacqui, Josh and the team at the Dareton Youth and Community Centre.
We have many people in our community that are doing it tough. Providing them with some basic groceries is one way that we aim to alleviate some of the strain. Groceries are donated by congregation members along with fundraising events to keep the pantry stocked.
Operation Christmas Child
Since 1993, more than 147 million boys and girls in over 150 nations have experienced God’s unconditional love as they receive Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts donated through individuals, families, schools, businesses and other groups. The Mildura Church of Christ is the drop-off point for shoeboxes in the Sunraysia area.
St Kilda Gatehouse
St Kilda Gatehouse is a not for profit Christian organisation which works alongside those involved in street based sex work or affected by commercial sexual exploitation as a result of hardship. Through providing a place of belonging and engagement Gatehouse helps individuals address issues such as family violence, drug addiction, homelessness, poverty, mental health and social isolation. It is a place where individuals feel valued and important. For many who come from challenging backgrounds it is a source of dignity and hope.
Ruth works as a Missionary in Niger, West Africa. She has been working in Niger for almost 30 years! Ruth is co-manager of SIM’s Sowing Seeds of Change in the Sahel project. She knows that women hold the key to bringing positive change to their families and communities. Pray for Ruth as she helps rural women adopt changes to improve health, education, nutrition and income security.
With the Red Cliffs Church of Christ
Days for Girls
Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education. We have a great team of people taking time to make packs to send to places they are needed the most. We then have teams that make the trip to Kenya to deliver the packs and provide education on their use.
Victorious Missions Trips
Run by Victorious Ministries, these trips are aimed at visiting locations in Kenya to:
- Distribute the Days for girls packs
- Distribute boys kits
- Gaining insight into education in Kenya
- Meeting with the local women to encourage, love & value them
- Learning a different culture and gaining awareness, understanding and compassion for the people in Kenya
- To encourage and be encouraged by the love of God