In partnership with Bible Society Australia and the Flying Bibleman, we wanted to find someone with a heart for mission to send on a life-changing flying mission to deliver Bibles to remote Aboriginal communities in Australia's Outback. Nearly 1,600 people put their name forward for consideration.
Our aim is to raise awareness of Bible mission and the urgent need for Bibles in remote communities in the Northern Territories of Australia.
This year's Mission Adventurers are Caitlin Finlay, 19 of Christchurch and 18 year old Julia McIntosh, studying in Dunedin. They'll join Bible Society's Flying Bible Ministry visiting remote Aboriginal communities in Northern Australia. They're excited about the opportunity to help Australia's indigenous people have access to the Bible's stories in ways that Kiwis take for granted.
We'll be posting updates, photos, videos etc of the trip here as we get them, including video diaries from the Mission Adventurers while they're underway. For more photos and updates follow our Mission Adventures on facebook.
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6 June – Mission Adventurers in the news
Our mission adventurers were interviewed by Challenge Weekly recently and talked about their trip.
30 May – Interview with the Flying Bibleman
David Curtis talks about his flying work with Bible Society, the challenges of reaching people in the remotest areas of Australia's Northern Territory and what drives him.
25 May – The impact of God's Word
Here's a powerful interview with Phil from Bible Society Australia. He talks about his work; the Katherine Christian Convention that our Mission Adventurers helped at; how Aboriginal lives are being changed by the Word of God and the power of toilet cleaning as an act of love and service!
23 May – Missionaries in the Outback
Pauline and Bill talk about their work supporting local Aboriginal church leaders in their ministry, helping develop ways to worship in their own cultural styles. They share their admiration for the simplicity and deepness of Aboriginal faith and talk about the cultural differences in church services including sermons from pictures and dogs in church!
22 May – Interview with a Bible translator
Maratja Dhamarrandji talks about his work; how bombing in Warsaw during WWII influenced his calling; the necessity of having God's Word in the language of the people; and how people find God through translation work.
"I'm an orphan. I had heard about God, but I lived my life without him. Everything changed when I got frostbite and had to have my legs amputated. I'm very grateful that someone put this book into my hands because now I can find out more about God."