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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.

Day 6

Friday morning was another good opportunity to watch some of the experienced scripture teachers. It was striking to see how strategic they were at was using every one of the 30 minutes available carefully. One teacher would even make the most of the time the children...

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Day 5

Day 5 of mission started off with a scripture at Milperra Public and Panania North. Panania North had a special event combining all the primary year classes into a large assembly which allowed for a more elaborate play and presentation. In the end there was a clear...

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How local is local?

“Are you a local?” “Oh, no, I’ve only been here 20 years”. This conversation has been surprisingly common this week.  Apparently we’ve had our definition of ‘local’ wrong.  One 70 year old has been here for 50 years, and even that isn’t enough to gain ‘local’ status. ...

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It’s not a #MooreMission till…

...You've embarrassed yourself in front of a bunch of primary school students. At least, that's what Rory Shiner told us before we arrived in Perth. If that's the case, then I guess the rest of the week has really just been a warm up for this morning, when we got to...

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Meat & Revelation

I ate lots - and lots - of cheese.That was followed by a large hunk of lamb. It makes for an interesting digestive combo, but the effects are delayed and I was ready to face the consequences. Besides, the atmosphere called for it.It was Wednesday night. The men and I...

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Ministry & Mission in Perth: Part III

A significant part of mission is the gem collecting that happens when the ministers just ramble on about life and ministry in their context. We wanted to share that with you, so our next two posts are devoted to hearing what ministry and mission look like for Rory...

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New Zealand Day 6: Ordinary

Catch ups. Walks ups. Training. It's been another great day of holding out the gospel alongside Auckland EV. Conversations have been hard, the rejections have sometimes been weird (ask Vinno), people have grasped the urgency of their friends hearing the gospel, and...

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Fruitful and Rest

The team at Lane Cove - Mowbray have just had their rest day. Wednesday morning the team again was split into different locations and different activities. We had most of the team at Lane Cove running Junior Jivers, It was great to see so many from the local community...

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Grow with the flow

Thursday, Day 5.BEFORE | Scripture Assembly #2 + #3Over the last few days, a solid 5 hours were spent grinding brains, writing, rehearsing and memorizing Stinky Feet: a skit, that we intended to use over 4 SRE assemblies. Because of recent scrutiny and reform on SRE,...

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Be there to knit-a-square

Tonight we had a women’s event at Holy Trinity Kingsford. We were knitting squares to send to South Africa where a charity would assemble them into blankets to be given to aids-affected orphans. There was lots of tasty supper and conversations to be had while we...

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We’ve been exposed!

Our infiltration of these country towns has not gone unnoticed!  Our presence here and our alien status has been announced to the public in the Guyra Gazette.  Fortunately the locals appear to be favourably disposed towards us, and have been accepting the bold invites...

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Day 4

First thing on for day 4 was assisting with Panania Public school scripture. It was a privilege to watch some of the really experienced scripture teachers in action and we learnt a lot from them about how to teach the Bible to kids in a classroom setting. Meanwhile,...

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Day 5: The state of Tasmania

Wednesday, Day five of Hobart mission, was another encouraging day for us serving in Bellerive. As a team we have found ourselves quickly warming up to a culture down here which is very friendly; even when we are doorknocking and people don’t want anything to do with...

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The Ohanami Café (without hana)

Today (Wednesday) we started our group time with a character study on Job. After the high of looking at Jesus yesterday, Job is a far cry from that. But it was nice to be reminded of how God uses even reluctant and ungrateful people to accomplish his works (even when...

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The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.

Prayers were answered and the knockabout weather cleared up for Day 4 in Hobart.  With the morning sun warming the brisk air, we divided up and headed out to the three retirement villages around Bellerive. It was heavy going: we heard stories of newly employed carers...

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Its hard work resting!

The art of resting, oh dear reader, is near impossible to master, and further challenges are imposed when one is on mission. You're here to serve the lord feverously after all! How can you rest?!Indeed it takes faith and trust in God to rest well. knowing you are not...

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On Wednesdays, We Sing Hymns

When I soar through realms unknown,Bow before the judgment throne,Hide me then, my refuge be,Rock of Ages, cleft for me. What powerful words about our awesome God! This hymn was one of the special handful selected in the ‘favourite hymn’ sing-along at the senior’s...

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The Difference Jesus Makes

Tuesday night saw our team training the uni-aged crew at CCIW in writing and sharing testimonies. While many of them had shared their testimony before, they were encouraged to develop a flexible frame for their testimony that they could adapt to different situations —...

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Pirates, stinky feet and Jesus!

After our day of rest, came a great day of telling the Easter story to young people. First up, we had a 'Special Religious Education' Easter Assembly for Malabar Public School. Here we all learned that if we have stinky feet, our friends may not want to be near us...

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Wild and Choppy

Written last night. Draft lost, morale sunk. Rewritten today, Wednesday. But let's just pretend it's still Tuesday.BEFORE | A SwimIt's 10am. Maroubra Beach, 3.5km from Malabar. Predicted forecast: sunny, 27°c. Reality: overcast, 21°c. The cool breeze sweeps over goose...

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