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Our Blog

Welcome to the Moore Missions blog. This is a student run blog documenting what all our teams get up to on their missions – please be patient and understanding if we make mistakes along the way! We want you to enjoy the stories we bring you, and we’d love it if you could leave us a comment of encouragement or support.

Our students blogged about their mission experiences. Feel free to explore the blog posts below.

Tadaima (I am home)

Monday was another early start. The time was ok, but we also had to pack our bags and put away our futons. My energy for early morning starts had just about run out, and that meant a run to the station and a dash past the members of Eifuku Minami who had also woken up...

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What about the church?

If you've been following our blogs this week, you may have noticed something: we haven't talked much about things we've done with Providence church. Sure, we talked about how the church is run, and showed you interviews with the pastor, Rory Shiner. But surely, we...

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Day 9: Coming to a close

We enjoyed an extra hour of sleep on Saturday night due to the end of Daylight Savings time, and this helped us to summon up our last reserves of energy to enjoy the last Sunday of mission. Again the Sunday involved three services: a traditional service at 8:30am, a...

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New Zealand Day 8: Game on!

Today was a day of games with the team taking part in and watching rugby, soccer and board games with people we've met during the week who want to know more about Jesus.Some of the guys even played up to three hours of soccer in the pursuit of building relationships...

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Saigo (final) Saturday and Sunday

As we get to the end of our time here, the blogs are being combined into one. That’s kind of how the days feel as well. One benefit of being here short term is that we will get time to reflect on what God was having us do in Japan. We started this process together by...

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Super Cold Saturday!

As the cold and gusty Autumnal weather settled into Hobart, the men braved the elements to head to church to enjoy manly chats over bacon, eggs and beans. Using the Parables of the Hidden Treasure and Pearl (Matt 13:44-46), Tom Pountain explained that we can either...

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Can We Get an Amen!

‘God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!’This is the good news we believe, and it’s the message we’ve...

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Loving the least of these

During this week we have had several opportunities to partner with other organisations and ministries here in Perth which are seeking to reach those on the fringes of society here. This has been an eye opening, and often intense and challenging experience, but we have...

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Talking Heart to Heart

Beth reflects on what we've learned about the realities of Bible translation.Mission opens up opportunities for conversations you wouldn’t usually get to have. In Vanuatu, the time we’ve spent talking to people has highlighted two great necessities for us: people need...

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The islands will put their hope in Him

Ed reflects on early Christian mission in the South Pacific.Accompanied by church elder Joshua, and Ross and Lyndal’s local helper Louis, a small group of us ascended the hills behind Nikaura village on Tuesday afternoon to visit the grave site of Epi’s first...

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Day 7: Full-on Friday!

Fridays are a bustling, busy day at St Marks. The church run an op shop every Wednesday and Friday, with a variety of people from the local community coming in regularly to seek a bargain. On Fridays the op shop is run in conjunction with a coffee shop, serving drinks...

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Young, Wild and FREE

If you’re a country music fan, put your hands up! Let me hear a woop woop! … Okay, maybe that’s a little too hip hop for y’all. I guess I’ll leave the crowd-hyping antics to the professionals (aka Dan, Jordan, Rhys and Todd (aka our mission team’s very own country...

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Evangelism like a cyclist

Yesterday we were very thankful to have Al Stewart (City Bible Forum, City East Fellowship Bondi) come and share with the team his thoughts on evangelism. I don't see myself as particularly gifted in evangelism and I'm often in wonder of those people who seem to be...

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“Wahroonga, what do you need?”

This week I've come across, for this first time, a self-proclaiming Atheist Anglican, or Anglican Atheist (he hadn't worked out which one sounded better). We started our conversation as I was sitting next to him on the train, heading to Wahroonga. I had the...

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Culture and Language

Lachlan shares some insights on culture and language. I’m about to tell you you’re wrong. But hold on anyway and we’ll have fun. Promise. There are two myths about culture. The first is that our culture is better and everyone would be better off with more of it. The...

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A Frenchman in Vanuatu

Peter has been exploring the French side of Vanuatu.You may not be aware, but French is one of the three main languages in Vanuatu (Bislama and English are the other two). On Wednesday I was presented with the opportunity of visiting a French school on Epi Island -...

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“Because of the Ancestors”

Thursday began in our usual way. The boys slowly woke up on their walk to Eifuku-Minami. It was to be a reasonably slow day, so not too much urgency (except from me who had to write a Bible Study in Japanese for the evening and had left it a bit late). Cans of hot...

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Team Hobart’s Day Out

Day 6 was a day out for Team Hobart. Alan invited the gang over to his mum’s place just down the road from church, waking up way too early to lovingly make us breakfast.We then road-tripped our way to Eaglehawk Neck on the Tasman Peninsula passing, among other...

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