Global Interaction Australia (GIA) works among people groups, in Central, South and South East Asia,Thailand & Cambodia who have little opportunity to hear about Jesus in ways that make sense to them.
Our Carlingford Church supports a group of GIA workers in Thailand. Their team leader is Muana who visited us with his family last July.
During May Mission Month our church appeal is for the Thai team.
Every two years they have a workers’ Team Retreat for spiritual encouragement, and sharing experiences & ideas about communicating the Good News of Jesus in a way that Thai people can understand.
We would like to raise $6000 to cover this year’s retreat (not tax deductible) for Accommodation, Travel, Resources & Childcare.
Mission is always important, but May is that time of year when we traditionally focus on mission in a special way. To kick things off on the first Sunday in May we will have a Celebration Service, all together with a Missions focus. On that week we’ll be hearing by video from Muana and Villy in Northern Thailand. We will then hear from Karl & Caroline Hochstetter who will share about their work here in Sydney with International Teams – Sydney Refugee Team. As the month progresses, we’ll also be hearing from Paul who was part of the Global Interaction Ethnic Thai team for many years and has strong expertise in contextualised ministry. God’s love is big, and we can expect to be encouraged as we hear about the many different ways he is at work in his world, but also challenged as we consider his call on each of us to be participants in his mission of love to the world.
God, Star Breather, Planet Maker, Divine Composer of every thread of the Universe is stitching the gap back together. Restoring what it is, to what ought to be. Explore how God closed the gap at Easter and how it can change your life. We invite you to our Easter events:
Thursday 18th April – Tenebrae Reflection at 8pm
Good Friday 19th April – Service at 9am
Easter Sunday 21st April – All Ages Celebration at 9am
Do you like dumplings? Interested in learning how to make them? Our Mandarin Community would like to invite you to a Dumpling MAKING and EATING session on Sunday 24th March 11:30am in the Church. All are welcome. Please sign up on the sheets in the Church foyer.