Promoting Global Mission

Sing to the Lord, praise His name;
proclaim His salvation day after day.
Declare His Glory among the nations,
His marvelous deeds among all the people.
Psalm 96:2-3

At Gymea Anglican we support several mission partners, all closely linked to us personally. Each mission field is the focus of our prayers, our communication and our financial support. With some our relationship has spanned decades, with others it is our home grown missionaries we follow with great interest.

Katoke Trust – Overseas Aid

Founded by one of our church members, Dr Alan Watson, in 1998, the Katoke Trust for Overseas Aid is funding and supporting a sustained, multipronged attack on extreme poverty in the Katoke area of Tanzania. The Trust is a grass-roots Christian organisation that provides aid for people irrespective of their race, colour or religion. Administered and run by a passionate group of volunteers in Sydney, Australia, the Trust projects are cost efficient and delivery- effective with virtually 100% of proceeds going directly to the Trust’s projects in Tanzania.

The Huli people of the Evangelical Church in Papua New Guinea

Our church has had the privilege of partnering with E.C.P.N.G for many years. This arose because of the ministry of Alf and Wilma Norman (from our 9.30 Church) who were missionaries in P.N.G for more than 50 years!

Dr Andrew & Stephanie Browning – Ethiopia & Tanzania

Andrew and Stephanie Browning have now established fistula services in eight locations across Africa. They are also preventing maternal death and fistulas by providing maternity services in Ethiopia and Tanzania.

Stephanie has pioneered a new Christian school in Arusha, Tanzania, for missionary children and many local children are blessed too through the school. There is a great demand for places and the school is expanding rapidly.

Steve & Coralie Preston – WEC

Steve and Coralie have worked in Spain with WEC International. In March 2007 they were appointed as field leaders for a team of 30 people from 10 different countries. They were based in Madrid and their ministry involved pastoral care of workers, facilitating team building, helping to cast and carry out vision and strategy and assisting in a pioneering church plant which has a focus on immigrants. Most recently Steve Preston, is the new Director of WEC Australia.

Jim & Natalie Watson – BCA

Jim and Natalie Watson have served as BCA Co-Workers in the Western Australian town of Kununurra since 2004. The Watsons have a heart for ministry to Indigenous people. They host a weekly Bible study in their home for local Indigenous families. Jim also works two days a week at the local school among at-risk students and three days teaching construction at the local TAFE. He has been able to share his faith and now has a pastoral role in the lives of many young adults in Kununurra.

Joshua & Susannah Apieczonek – CMS

The Apieczoneks train and evangelise French university students in Paris, and are exploring opportunities to encourage high school students.

Andy and Nicole Donaldson – Power to Change

Andy and Nicolle Donaldson work with Power to Change in their University strategy, where the goal is to connect people to Jesus, build them in their faith and send them out to do likewise.

Nicolle works at the University of Queensland, focusing on evangelism and discipleship – connecting with students who don’t know Jesus, and helps to train & equip Christians to be on mission wherever they go.

Andy works in the Campus Strategy Office, overseeing the national Summer Missions program where 200 students each year are sent to over 10 locations around Australia to be trained in sharing the Gospel. He also oversees their international partnership with Power to Change in Japan, helping to train & care for short term mission teams and longer term missionaries doing campus ministry in the city of Nagoya.