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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.

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Praise and Worship in a Taxi

Isn’t it funny how God often gives us the best opportunities to share the gospel when we most reluctant or least expecting it? Here’s an encouraging a story from Phil’s first day of mission…

Day 1 + (2) + 3 – Athas Muscat team playing catch up

The Athas Muscat team had a fantastic first Sunday, our team of 13 participating in 7 services and feeling very welcomed by the people at Engadine, Heathcote, Helensburgh and Stanwell Park. 3rd year Alan Reader preached at Heathcote in the morning from John 18:1-27...

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...

Caption These Photos…

Day off... Fun times were had as we rested before a week of activity. What is the best caption you can come up with for the following photos?  

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...

South-West Sydney: A Place of Heat and Hospitality

Nothing quite beats the first day of mission... The excitement and anticipation were overflowing. Energy levels were high (despite the 40 degree heat) and we were eager for whatever came our way! For some of us this was our first Moore College mission, and for others...

The “Flat-Landers” arrive in the Highlands

Fuelled by Crispy Cremes, banana bread, brownies and 7-11 Coffees from Pheasants Nest, Paul, Tom, Andrew and Lucy descended (or perhaps ascended) on the picturesque Sutton Forest Parish to begin our week. We were greeted in the Exeter "CBD" (a...

ماذا قالوا؟ – What did they say? (Sunday)

The Crew and what we do. Meet the crew. You can call us the Cousin Crew. We aren’t all related as the name might insinuate. We just got our cousins in sight (let the reader understand). Arabic Service. If you’re reading this blog chances are you can read English. I...

Day #1 – Jesus is the Relevant Lord!

Team Unified Ulladulla arrived safely in the beautiful and tranquil harbour township of Ulladulla. The team consists of Rachel Burgess (4th Year), Will He (3rd Year), Aaron Yap and Ada Yap (both 1st year). We were warmly welcomed to each of the four services by the...

The Good Shepherd

A warm welcome at Corrimal On Sunday morning, Moore College students were excited to begin mission as we were warmly welcomed by churches across Wollongong. At Corrimal Anglican Church, we were greatly encouraged by the fellowship of believers as we praised God...

Blood, sweat and tears

Blood, Sweat and Tears Day 1: South Wollongong Sweat Self-talk can be really helpful.  Today, it was essential.  Our team were split up, visiting 5 different churches.  Keiraville International Church definitely had the international vibe.  The room was half full with...

“Never have doorknockers been welcomed so eagerly”

Today was hot in the Shire! But despite the unseasonal heat, Jesus was at work building his church. Our Sunday in 5 points... We partnered with the local Anglican church in Jannali and Sutherland Team members preached and gave testimonies at 7 church services (8...

DAY ONE // Festival of the Churches

Today our mission team was spread over 6(!) churches. Here's a snapshot of what it looked like: St Andrew's Cronulla We headed to Cronulla and our team was particularly encouraged by a large elderly congregation. We were invited to 8:30, 10:30 and 5pm services where...

Day One – A warm, sunny welcome!

Day One of Illawarra mission has kicked off with a beautiful, hot and sunny morning down south. All of our team were spread across a number of churches throughout the Illawarra region, with many of our more senior students preaching God’s word to the local...

Working for the lost and found department

Waving goodbye The father-of-two from Newtown returned to Los Angeles and wanted to show off in front of his children and his younger brother. Who said theologians were stuffy and boring when you've got an indoor water park, a boogie board and a hipster reputation to...

Prayer points for the Poulos/Spencer team

Prayer points for the Poulos/Spencer team Thank God for the four churches – Caringbah, Miranda, Cronulla and Kurnell that have welcomed our mission team to partner with them. It is exciting to see how much they have organised and the skills they have recruited for...

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...

The kingdom of God belongs to such as these

Julia reports on our day at school on Epi Island.After two days and two nights on a small island in the middle of the Pacific one starts to notice things that are missing more strongly than one expected to.For me it was chairs. I really missed sitting on a chair....

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...

That post about the end of Mission.

Kingsford mission was a blast for all of us. Not because it was simply fun, but because as Christians we absolutely love to share the gospel with those who don't know Jesus and those who do. And Kingsford mission was an opportunity for all of us to do that in ways...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

If the first paragraph could be the title, It would be.

Face painting. Paper airplanes obstacle course with sparklers (AKA Ring of Death). Portrait sketches. Worldview survey. Conversations. Visitors and church-goers. Bookstore with material for guests to take. Nerf gun shooting range. Jumping castle. Cartoons. Crafts....

If I were God, I’d get rid of Mondays

After a day off on Thursday catching up on sleep and checking out what Lane Cove and the surrounding areas had to offer, the team was back at it ready to finish off the week with a bang.Friday morning saw another English conversation class and easy English Bible study...

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...

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...

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...

Ministry and Mission in Perth: Part IV

So much of our training for ministry happens at the feet of those who are just a little bit ahead of us. We had the privilege of chatting with Rory Shiner about what it looks like for him to be a Pastor in Perth, and what this means for family life.  Please pray that:...

“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...

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...

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 -...

“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...

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...

New Zealand Day 7: Two ways to what?

TrainingWhen you are training someone for evangelism, eventually you have to hand over the reigns. Such was my experience with M today. An enthusiastic Christian, M was happy to have a go at sharing the gospel with a stranger. However, things took a strange turn as M...

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...

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...

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. ...

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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