Many hands make light work goes the old saying.
I remember taking part in school busy bees when I was in primary school. A couple Saturdays a year parents would be invited to bring their shovels, gardening gloves and wheelbarrows along to the school. There would be a list of odd jobs, maintenance or even small building projects to be completed. The combined efforts of these caring parents and teachers helped keep our school clean and maintained. I loved these days because I got to come along play in the sandpit and have a BBQ lunch. Reflecting back on those day however, I can appreciate how beneficial and important it was to bring the school community together for a common purpose.
Many of our Intercultural Teams have identified specific needs within the communities they live in. Through God’s grace and provision they work alongside their communities to develop projects that will help to meet those needs and serve the wider community. The teams are working together with their community striving toward a common purpose, that the Word and love of God would be shared through both word and deed. The projects already up and running include a café, a centre to support children with disabilities and their families, oral bible translation, English teaching and rebuilding weather damaged schools.
Baptist Mission Australia offers our partners the opportunity to join with our teams and their communities to see these projects established, both benefitting and blessing the community. Your contributions make an enormous difference to a project’s impact. Please pray that God would bless the projects for His glory.
If you would like to partner with our Teams and their communities to financially support a project please contact me (lcornish@baptist,issionaustralia.org) or access the project page of our website (https://www.baptistmissionaustralia.org/Support/Projects) to donate.