My church—North Perth, WA
My church is located close to the heart of the city. Visitors to our church are welcomed by a vibrant youth group who are highly involved in the life of our church and who receive great support from their church family. Our group flourishes because we spend time engaging in dynamic Bible study and worship. Intent on engaging with the local community, we enjoy volunteering at a local soup kitchen on a monthly basis.
Thanks to generous church friends and family, and God’s providence, the youth raised over one and-a-half times the amount we needed for a mission trip to Cambodia in December last year.
Joined by others from Livingston (WA) and Central Coast churches (NSW), the team led the trip, titled IMPACT 1:27, based on James 1:27 where Jesus instructs us to help the widows and the orphans. Cambodia, a country in dire need of such help, gave the opportunity to do just that. The trip was coordinated by International Children’s Care (ICC).
The team of 14 built a bamboo house, much to the delight of its new occupant, ‘teacher Ben’. They also painted a house at ICC’s ‘Light of Hope’ village and deloused the children at a local school. Other highlights included visiting the Angkor Wat temples, exploring the markets and defeating the locals at a game of soccer. Several members of the team chose to sponsor children from the ICC village and all were thoroughly blessed by the trip.