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Missionary Partners around the world

The people of St Jude’s actively support a number of families or individuals working in Australia and overseas in medical work, social and relief work, education, and evangelism. We support these people and organisations through praying for them regularly and through financial aid and other material gifts. Those we currently support are:

Anglican Aid

From time to time, the Archbishop of Sydney will make a special appeal for the support of people around the world impacted by natural or man-made disasters.  Current examples are the plight of women in Syria, victims of the Easter Day bombing in Pakistan and the famine in Ethiopia.  Our people are encouraged to give either directly or through the church to these appeals.

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Anglicare

Anglicare is a social welfare charity involved in a wide range of services to help the vulnerable and to be a voice for the disadvantaged.

St Jude’s actively supports the local Community Care Centre at Moss Vale with financial and material support including food products and household goods.

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Australian Indigenous Church

Phil Miles, a former CMS missionary is the pastoral worker of the Shoalhaven Aboriginal Community Church, known as ShACC, a church run with, and for, the local indigenous community.  The concept of having a church that is theirs and is for them – means something profoundly different to Aboriginal people than it does to white people.  However, part of the ethos of ShACC is to create a shared experience for all people within that Aboriginal church context.  St Jude’s sees this as a vital outreach into the local Indigenous Community.


John & Jan

John & Jan are working to bring the message of the Gospel to the cross–cultural base in western Sydney.  After spending many years in Pakistan, they understand the religious and social differences and are extremely well equipped to bring the gospel to this area.  They believe that their gifts are in pastoral ministry and training others in pastoral ministry as they are in direct evangelism.


Andrew & Stephanie Browning

Trained as an obstetrician and gynaecologist in Australia, Andrew is based in Arusha, Tanzania.  He specialises in fistula repair work restoring women who in most cases are outcasts from their own community.  He trains and teaches doctors in numerous other African countries.

A major focus is the prevention of death and injury in childbirth by placing volunteer obstetricians and midwives from the developed world into areas that currently do not have adequate obstetric care, to train the local health professionals and also to create the necessary infrastructure in places that lack it.

Stephanie has established a Christian school in Arusha and is adding more buildings and facilities as the school continues to grow.

 


Compassion Child Sponsorship Program

The Retired Men’s Group at St Jude’s has taken on the challenge of sponsoring a child through Compassion Australia.  They are financially supporting a young man in Haiti which is making a real difference in his life, enabling him to improve his education.  The young man and the men’s group regularly correspond.

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Ian & Narelle Hadfield

Sponsored by CMS Ian and Narelle Hadfield joined the staff at St Andrew’s Kowloon, Hong Kong, in November 2016 after leading the ministry at All Saints, Jakarta for nine years. Ian writes “There is a great need for Bible based ministry in churches in Hong Kong and we are excited to help people grow in their Bible knowledge and support them in allowing the word of God to shape their lives.”

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Rod & Christene Oldfield

Rod and Christene Oldfield have served in Cloncurry, Queensland since February 2015. They have been with Bush Church Aid for a number of years serving on Norfolk Island, Coober Pedy and most recently King Island.  The Anglican Church has not had a permanent minister in Cloncurry for some time, meaning that the Oldfields are involved in a pioneering ministry, investigating new opportunities for the church there.

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South East Asia

The people of St Jude’s are helping the establishment and growth of Christian Churches in a region within South East Asia.  Members of the congregation visit from time to time and take financial, material and prayer support and are a real encouragement to the Christians there.


 

Financial support given by St Jude’s members over the last two years includes the following people and organisations:

Anglicare
Archbishop of Sydney’s Appeal
A & S Browning
Barbara May Foundation
Bible Society
Bowral Family Carols
Caleb Foundation
Church Missionary Society – NSW Inc.
F.E.B.C. Australia
KAIROS Prison Ministry
Mothers’ Union in Myanmar
SIM Australia
Southern Highlands Christian Education Association Inc.
The Bush Church Aid Society of Australia
Wollongong Anglican Regional Council – Indigenous Ministry