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A ministry among miners

A ministry among miners

During Rev Lindsay Ginn’s induction, we were joined by another of our Bush Chaplains, Rev John Dihm from our Pilbara Remote Area. We spoke with John about what it means to be a Bush Chaplain with a ministry among miners, and in this article share with you some highlights from our conversation. John, what does …

Out West with our Bush Chaplains

Out West with our Bush Chaplains

Out West with our Bush Chaplains: We travelled to Western Australia recently to welcome our new Bush Chaplain, Pastor Lindsay Ginn, and were joined by Rev John Dihm and Rev Mitch Fialkowski. In this feature, we introduce you to Lindsay and share highlights of our conversations with our two other WA Bush Chaplains, including how …

Volunteers lifted our spirits

Volunteers lifted our spirits

Volunteers lifted our spirits: Megan has worked on her brother’s farm since 2003 and has had a really heart-breaking decade. Megan moved onto the farm in NSW with her brother to look after her sick parents. Sadly, they have since passed away and her biggest reminder of them is the farm.  Megan feels a huge …

Our livelihood depends on the rain

Our livelihood depends on the rain

Our livelihood depends on the rain: The past six months have been very trying times. Recovering from droughts, bushfires and now COVID-19. Farmers are working incredibly hard to make ends meet in these rough times. Two hardworking farmers who have been through it all are David and Linda. The couple are located 200km north of …

The brunt of the drought

The brunt of the drought

It was clear when speaking to Kylie that her life as a farmer has been incredibly hard. Both Kylie and her husband, Greg, came from farming families and have been feeling the brunt of the drought for years. “You can deal with most things in life if there is an end in sight but with …

Bushfire Recovery

Bushfire Recovery

Arnie Wierenga and Jennie Gordon are Chaplains in the Presbytery of Gippsland. Two incredibly kind hearted people who worked to support Frontier Services Bush Chaplain Rowena Harris during the bushfire earlier this year. Arnie and Jennie have been there for our remote communities supporting bushfire recovery at a time when hearts are broken and morale …