News from our Mission Partners the Watsons

We left Gymea Anglican for Kununurra 13 years ago and have been  involved in ministry with Aboriginal people as BCA co-workers. Jim has been employed with TAFE, lecturing in construction and Natalie has home schooled our 4 children. In 2016 we became foster carers for two Aboriginal sisters who quickly became part of the family. Their care needs where higher than anticipated and we started considering options to make life sustainable. With much prayer and in communication with the Department of Child Protection (DCP), we decided to move to Darwin, the closest large centre to our foster daughter’s country with appropriate services and schooling for all six children. However, DCP have now decided that they will not allow our foster daughters to move with us, causing much sorrow and we are unable to meet the six children’s needs in Kununurra. We are continuing with our move to Darwin.  We ask you to trust, with us, that this difficult time has been God’s leading. At present we are in the midst of sad farewells and packing. However, there are also exciting things to look forward to.

Jim will be working at Nungalinya Bible College as Property Manager and will also have a pastoral role with Indigenous men. Our four children will start attending Marrara Christian College in term 4 (Jesse Yr7, Matthew Yr6, Luke Yr4, Isabel Yr1). Natalie will be helping the family with the huge adjustment and connecting with the community. We will continue to be with BCA. Please continue to pray for us:

  • Six of us as we adjust to big changes; our four children in school, Jim at Nungalinya Bible College and Natalie not Home Schooling
  • Our foster daughters staying in Kununurra
  • Our financial needs
  • Our friends in Kununurra and the new ministry family at St James Church Rev. Daniel Faricy with wife Bec and two daughters
  • That Christ Jesus will direct our path in Darwin in relationship, church and work

Thank you for partnering with us,  Jim and Natalie Watson

 

Your brother in Christ, Graham Crew