Congratulations to Caitlin Finlay, 19, and Julia McIntosh, 18, who joined Bible Society’s Flying Bibleman ministry visiting remote Aboriginal communities in Australia’s Outback, in May 2012.
Because of your support, Bible Society was able to attend the Parachute music festival in January this year to raise awareness of Bible mission, and the urgent need for Bibles for those who don’t have access to God’s Word. This year, we focused on Bible mission in the Australian Outback, and gave people a chance to go on a mission adventure to help distribute Bibles there.
Caitlin and Julia were selected from nearly 1,600 people to go on this life-changing trip to deliver Bibles to some of Australia’s most remote communities.
During their trip they helped the Bible Society of Australia with the running of the Katherine Christian Convention, which draws Aboriginal Christians from all over the Northern Territory, including helping with the children’s programme and taking part in worship meetings.
They also flew to remote Outback communities including Kalkarindji and Lajamanu to help distribute Bibles and Scripture resources.
Bible Society supporters helped publicise the Mission Adventure resulting in the large number of entries received. Over 3,000 young Christians are now following the adventure on Facebook with more joining every day. We’ll continue to engage with everyone who entered, and all those on our Change Lives Today Facebook page.
As this issue of The Word at Work went to print, the Mission Adventurers had just arrived back in Darwin on their way back to NZ, exhausted but eager to share their experiences with others.