Jono Wright, with his wife Grace and the kids, is currently working as a missionary in a small church in Camooweal, NW QLD. The church there has an Indigenous focus but is seeking to be a light to all in this remote part of Australia. The Wright’s have been serving God in the area since 2005, following on from the many years of missionaries labouring there before them.
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Our work in Vanuatu is centred in two locations, the island of Malakula and the island of Tanna.
The mission to Malekula was established many years ago by the Church when two families moved from Australia. Their task was to preach the Word and become fluent in the language in order to translate the Scriptures. God has been very gracious in watering and nurturing the seed that was sown so that now a church has been established in Brenwei with indigenous elders and teaching elder and more than 60 members.
In 1983, the PRC commenced an outreach to Tanna. The first missionary, Killet Itei came from the church in Brenwei. Tragically, he died three years later but a convert; Tom Kout was able to carry on the work of caring for the church. Several other men from Brenwei and then later Australia assisted Tom in his work. In 1997, Tim Zylstra and his family moved to Loananupu, Tanna to continue with Tom the work of preaching God's Word.
Tim and Tom are translating 1 Timothy while Tim and Reuben are working on the Gospel of Luke.
The challenge of this outreach is to use the media to preach God's word. The programs are prepared in Melbourne by the teaching elder, Graeme Hulls. Graeme now has a suitable recording studio to record the weekly programs.
More information on the Amazing Grace Radio Ministry can be found at http://amazing-grace.prc.org.au
For the last six years, the church has conducted a beach mission during January at Merry Beach camping ground on the NSW south coast. The mission caters for children of all ages, teenagers and adults. The mission runs for one week.
The children's program consists of singing, a combined talk, prayer, group lessons, craft activities and games. Teenagers and young adults meet for talks and discussions both informal, eg around a camp fire and more formal, in the tents. They also have times of singing, prayer and social activities. Adults (and others) are invited to the Church services, barbecue, adult craft and other activities where the Gospel is presented.
While the mission is under the oversight of the Sutherland congregation, it is run by members of all the congregations of the PRC.
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