• Christ The Conqueror

    Christ The Conqueror

    As a lead up to the 2018 Invictus Games, The Courier-Mail newspaper published the poem ‘Invictus’ (Unconquered) by Victorian-era poet William Ernest Henley, of which Read More
  • Papuan Progress

    Papuan Progress

    All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23 NRSV) As we work among people from two cultures that differ from Read More
  • It Sure Was A Different World

    It Sure Was A Different World

    It has been a long time since we ‘hit the field’. We arrived in Papua New Guinea in November 1987 and were thrown immediately into Read More
  • The Different World of South America

    The Different World of South America

    The Different World of South America It is now more than 25 years since we finally touched down in Monteria, Colombia, to commence the two-hour bus Read More
  • God’s Grace

    God’s Grace

    From time to time I hear Christians say how much they are undeserving of God’s grace and salvation through Christ. Well, that is the definition Read More
  • Lessons Learnt Over The Years

    Lessons Learnt Over The Years

    As I sit to write this article I realise we are less Australian than we were 26 years ago. The things that stood out back Read More
  • Rookies Loose On The Mission Field

    Rookies Loose On The Mission Field

    We arrived in the Philippines during a time of great political tension and unrest soon after the fall of a long dictatorship. How excited and Read More
  • Good Books Change The Culture

    Good Books Change The Culture

    Good books change the culture — God’s book changes lives. The first Assembly missionaries working in Papua New Guinea in the 1960s were initiators of literacy- Read More
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As a lead up to the 2018 Invictus Games, The Courier-Mail newspaper published the poem ‘Invictus’ (Unconquered) by Victorian-era poet William Ernest Henley, of which the last stanza reads: “It matters not how strait [narrow] the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my...
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23 NRSV) As we work among people from two cultures that differ from ours, we are reminded that our aim as Christians is to be conformed to Christ as revealed in the Bible. Back in Australia, the Judeo-Christian ethic is being eroded,...
It has been a long time since we ‘hit the field’. We arrived in Papua New Guinea in November 1987 and were thrown immediately into work, managing the guesthouse at our PNG headquarters. We were also thrown into the cultural deep end when we found ourselves in the middle of tribal fighting. The...
The Different World of South America It is now more than 25 years since we finally touched down in Monteria, Colombia, to commence the two-hour bus trip to Sincelejo. Although we were all dog-tired after five flights, we were all amazed at the new sights, sounds and smells that greeted and...
From time to time I hear Christians say how much they are undeserving of God’s grace and salvation through Christ. Well, that is the definition of grace: unmerited favour. Do people think about God’s grace as an award? If you won an award or a prize for a competition, and there were many better...
As I sit to write this article I realise we are less Australian than we were 26 years ago. The things that stood out back then seem normal now, and in so many areas we have adapted to the culture here. However, there are certain things that continue to amuse us, even on a daily basis. I remember...