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Welcome to the Moore Missions blog. 

This is a student run blog documenting what all our teams got up to on their missions! We want you to enjoy their stories and we’d love it if you could leave us a comment.

Our 2018 mission is now finished, but you can still read about the teams and their experiences below.

DAY FIVE AND SIX // Events Galore

Friday and Saturday were stuffed full of events! After a morning of more door knocking, ESL class, playgroup and High School scripture, Friday afternoon began 24 hours of events! First up, St Phil's Caringbah hosted a mobile food pantry - a fortnightly event run by...

Mission Accomplished! (sort of)

It’s a now/not yet kind of thing 😉 Sunday saw our final day of official mission partnership with the churches in the Illawarra. We again went along to our host churches for the day, with a brief meeting together with the majority of the team in the afternoon at Kiama...

A Great Week in Bomaderry

We’ve just returned from an encouraging, exciting week in Bomaderry. We partnered with Bomaderry Anglican Church, a two congregation church full of kindness and gospel hospitality. Sean Heslehurst has served as the rector of the church since he began his exile from...

Introducing Jesus

Mark Drama @ Warrawong After a week of raising questions and listening to people’s opinion of who Jesus is, it was exciting to introduce people to the real Jesus.  Churches all throughout Wollongong combined to produce 10+ performances of the Mark Drama.  The Port...

DAY 5 and 6: Jesus is worthy of praise!

Scripture: On Friday we headed off to Callala Public School to run another scripture assembly about Easter. Again, we had children ranging from Kindergarten through to year 6. Captain Saviour returned to show again, proving that he is no comparison to the real super...

A Cross-Cultural Partnership

Our team had the privilege of observing the gospel partnership between St Peter’s Anglican Church Campbelltown and Macarthur Indigenous Church which began in 2011. Together these churches share land, some support structures, and a love for the Lord Jesus. At different...

Jesus is my Replacement

Our final day (Day 8) The Huskies spent the last day like we did the first. Meeting at church with God's people, and having lunch with the minister, Ray, in his home. Although it was similar in terms of content, it felt different. Before we were feeling unsure about...

Jesus is for Women

Day 7 Another busy day with myriad opportunities to serve awaited the team on Saturday. To kick things off, Kat was given the opportunity to speak at a women's breakfast. Her topic of ‘Jesus is for women’ was well received and the subject of good discussion throughout...

Meet the neighbours pt. II

Meeting the community (Day 7)   The Huskies rose early and headed to the local park near the church to setup a community engagement table. There was a park run starting at 8, and we wanted to get there early to set up to have maximum visibility as people got ready to...

The Rule of Three

I’ve heard it said that things work better when they come in a trio.  Well, it seems to be the way God operates, particularly on Day 6 of the South Wollongong mission. 3 English for Life students On Friday, 25 adult students came for a free 2 hour basic English lesson...

D A Y 5 + 6 | O P P O R T U N I T Y

Day 5 and 6 saw the carnival team pick up some additional opportunities in the Macarthur region. Day 5 took us to Eagle Vale to hear how the church there is trying to reach Claymore and Eagle Vale. On Friday we spent time in Ingleburn and Minto. Most of us hadn't...

DAY 4: Super Saviour to the Rescue!

Scripture: Today we went to Culburra Public Primary School to run a scripture assembly for the school. We had kids ranging from Kindergarten through to Year 6. It was such a joy to see so many faces looking forward to hearing about Jesus. The 4 of us prayed before...

Meet the neighbours!

Door-knocking the community (Day 6) The Huskies headed out to a new community development area, Bayswood, and met up with people from the church and our chaplain, Andrew Leslie. There were a few church members who lived in this community, but a large majority were...

Places of Prayer and Prostration

If you were in the Cousin Crew this week you would have the opportunity to get your inner tourist fix sorted. That’s to say; We were taken on 3 tours, some meet and greets, with your good ol’ fashioned Q&A times. But if you weren’t in the Cousin Crew then what are you...

DAY 3: Jesus is a mystery to some

Today we headed out to Shoalhaven High School for Scripture. We were blessed to spend most of the day there and presented to one year 7 and two year 9 classes. All of us shared our testimonies, showing to the youth that God works in mysterious and unique ways. That...

Please Pray for Mittagong Today!

Here's some highlights from Tom, Dan, James and Erina who spent the week in Mittagong. If you are reading this in time, please be praying for the big family event being hosted by the church today (Saturday)! Tom went door-knocking with the Steve, one of the Assistant...

When one resident plants, another uproots…

It was simultaneously heartbreaking and heart-warming to be involved in ministries to some neglected parts of our community. Our Thursday/Friday in 6 Points We handed out gospels to commuters at train stations We ran our final three SRE assemblies We helped run Jesus...

DAY 2: Jesus is ……

Today the weather shifted and so did our activities. We travelled throughout Culburra visiting an Op-shop, IRT Retirement Village and a Skate Park! Op-Shop: Matt M and Leonie headed into Culburra to help out with the local Op-shop run by the church. It was such an...

The Heroic Husky Howls Again!

Final Day of SRE (Day 5) Greetings citizens! It is I, the noble Heroic Husky, taking over the duties of writing this blog post! My fan club, collectively known as "The Huskies" (Jack, Mellisa, James and Ryan), have been introducing many of the children in the local...

Aunty Jenny

I’d like to introduce you to Aunty Jenny. Aunty Jenny is an artist. She’s currently working on a series of paintings about her experience as part of the stolen generation. This is her story… Jenny was four years old when she was taken. Her mum wasn’t home at the time....

DAY FOUR // Clubs. Classes. Clergy.

Thursday was spent doing more walk up, leafletting and opportunities to attend chapel services. Here's our courageous team going out to chat to people in Kurnell: And then there were the clubs, classes and clergy. Clubs The morning started with breakfast club. St...

Jesus is__ Working in Shoalhaven

It has been a busy few days for our team! God has been good and given us many opportunities around churches and schools to share the good news. Here’s a brief snapshot! SCHOOLS: We’ve spent a lot of time in local high and public schools over the last few days. Praise...

Walk Up, Training and Evangelism

Walk up A team from Corrimal Anglican spent the morning today doing surveys in the local shopping centre and town. Admittedly, it was challenging however Brain Luong through determination and God's grace managed to have some great conversations. He spoke to Muslims....

Super Saviour!

Who is Jesus to a room full of primary school kids? He is their super saviour! Day 5 Today the Wollongong team primarily spent time at TIGS (The Illawarra Grammar School). We were given a wonderful opportunity to share with the students through drama, song, dance,...

DAY THREE // To All Generations

Our third day of mission* gave us opportunities to speak to those from all generations. Here are some highlights: Infants We were delighted to be at both Caringbah and Cronulla playgroups. We brought our own donkey along to Caringbah (pictured) and were extremely...

Work. Rest. Play.

Work The Gospel work continued on Day 4 in Wollongong.  It was hard to tell who was more encouraged: Jamie, who preached on John 10, “Jesus is our protector”, at the St Michael’s Friendship Service, or the lovely congregation of faithful mature saints.  One person...

Jesus in the Schools

Back to school! (Day 4) We spent all day at Vincentia High School today and got a good glimpse of ministry to non-Christian high-schoolers in the area. We met them at recess where we had "Chips and a chat", where Jack ran some games, James shared a short devotion and...

Day #5 – Jesus is the WORD

Thursday began with Rachel and Ada joining in with the playgroup hosted at St Martin’s Anglican. We got to chat to several mothers and their kids. It’s an excellent outreach opportunity into the community. We got to sing some Colin Buchannan songs (10, 9, 8…God is...

DAY 3+4 | SURPRISES

It has been a busy few days for the Carnival team travelling around the area with our pop up kids carnival. Most significantly, we welcomed baby Elizabeth Marcia Ellen Joy Tyler into the world, two days (fashionably) late. When we pulled our team photos together for...

Bible Yarns Through Pictures

Stories are powerful. Stories of culture, personal stories, books, movies … the list goes on. We're completely surrounded by stories. As we've been involved with our Indigenous brothers and sisters here in the Macarthur region, the use of stories has stood out as...

Day #4 – Jesus is our rest

Wednesday is our time off and rest day. Who do we find our final rest in? Jesus offers us rest. “Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find...

Jesus beats our greatest enemy

Dialogue Evangelism (Day 3) One of the new things the church tried as a part of this mission is dialogue evangelism in their growth groups. Mellisa went to the women's growth group in the morning with the brief to present, "What Christians believe about Jesus". The...

Discipleship Starts With A Bowl Of Soup

For my birthday I was given a copy of “A Busy Christians Guide To Busyness” – that was six years ago and I still haven’t had time to read it. Life and ministry are busy! There are so many things to do – good things that fill our time and keep us busy. Programs to...

Day #3 – Jesus is worth following

Tuesday began with ‘Ross time’ at 8am where we dwelled on the idea that Jesus is the antidote to the poison to life on earth which is sin (Jesus’ heel will crush the serpents head)! There were two main events on at Ulladulla-Milton today. SRE scripture at Milton PS....

Sharing Jesus on Mossy Doorsteps

At Moss Vale, Simeon, Phil and Hope went door knocking with church members. They had some great conversations. Please pray for Rick who identifies as a born-again believer, but is not in Christian community due to negative church experiences in the past. Pray that...

Jesus is… Faithful!

Day 3 One of the themes characterising mission for the Wollongong team has been the truly diverse range of experiences that we have been exposed to. However, there has been a stronger and somehow more prevalent theme surpassing even that of diversity. It has been the...

Too legit to quit; A glimpse into Day 3

Some things we did: The first two sessions of the Jesus is talks were held today at the civic centre, known as ‘The Hub’ to locals of the area. Ben Pfahlert spoke convincingly about the legitimacy of Jesus to two groups of people and there were many signs that people...

DAY TWO // Jesus is an Astronaut

After a Monday day-off*, day two was jam-packed! Here are some of the highlights: All of the Scripture At Woolooware, Cronulla South, Burraneer Bay and Port-Hacking High, the Moore team ran lessons and seminars and were so thankful for the opportunity to preach so...

Welcome to Shoalhaven

BERRY If you think of the perfect quiet country village, surrounded by trees and beautiful rolling hills, then you’re basically thinking of Berry. About 2000 people call Berry home, most of them elderly ex-Sydney-siders keen to live out their retirement years in...

When ethics teachers hear the Gospel

After a day off, we got stuck into ministry in schools, retirement villages and more! OUR TUESDAY IN 5 POINTS… We ran SRE assemblies at four local primary schools We assisted in the running of the Playtime ministry to young mums at Jannali Anglican We answered...

The generosity of God’s people

Planning and Rest! (Day 2) After a good night chatting with our hosts and after a good night's sleep, our team met in the morning to pray and plan for the SRE Easter assemblies/classes that we will be doing this week. We will be doing Scripture in three primary...

DAY 1 + 2 | MACARTHUR

Sunday was a busy day in local churches (St James Menangle and Camden Anglican), we were ready to take on our week's activities. Give thanks for these two churches and pray that they would remain faithful to the Word of truth. Six of the team headed off to Picton High...

Day #2 – Jesus is uniting us

Monday for team Unified Ulladulla is meeting and planning day. Our morning began with an 8am morning stroll with the rector of Ulladulla and Milton Anglican Church Ross Maltman. We affectionately call this time of learning ‘Ross Time’. Ross shares with us the everyday...

Looking Through Aboriginal Windows

“This is a discipline stick,” says Michael as he hefts a heavy wooden club, “we show the young fellas this so they behave, ya know?” Then he smiles and the uncertain glances around the room relax. Michael, the minister at Macarthur Indigenous Church, sits at the head...

Treasure in Jars of Clay

Day 2 If Sunday was all about diving in head first, Monday was a chance to take a breath. That is, after the 5:45 start! Our team spread themselves across various train stations in the Wollongong area to connect with the early morning commuters. We had the great...

3 out of 10

Score the world. 0 to 10. 5 is a pass. What would you give? A thirteen-year-old boy’s answer? 3. What makes a boy in year 8 say that the world is a fail? He wasn’t trying to be clever or provocative. He had a thinking face on, and he had a calm voice. When I asked why...

Day 2: Some things are worth celebrating

Something we did: Today started early, with a group heading down to the local station to meet commuters with an early morning sugar rush (read Easter egg treat) and an invite to the Jesus Is events taking place this week. There were a few hundred flyers handed out and...

Jesus is Worthy of our Love

We're here! (Day 1) It's hard to ignore the natural beauty of this region as we drove down from Sydney in the glorious sunshine! Our great Creator God's beautiful work was on display for all to see! Our team of four met up together again at the morning service at...

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