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Geoff Bond: The Foundation of Our Enduring Volunteer Network

Geoff Bond: The Foundation of Our Enduring Volunteer Network

Meet Geoff Bond, a beacon of compassion and generosity in the Outback Links’ volunteer program. Geoff’s commitment spans an incredible 44 placements across 29 diverse properties. This covers approximately 68,000 kilometers, each journey and is a testament to his dedication. As Geoff shares, “When I volunteer my time, I’m there on behalf of everyone, extending …

New Bush Chaplain in South West Queensland

New Bush Chaplain in South West Queensland

Meet our newest Bush Chaplain, Jennie! Jennie’s new Bush Chaplaincy covers 450,000 square kilometers for the Cunnamulla, Burke, and Wills Remote Area in South West Queensland. It’s a vast area with vast opportunities for Jennie to provide crucial support. This Bush Chaplaincy role is both the end and the start of a journey for Jennie. …

A simple visit can save lives

A simple visit can save lives

One of our Bush Chaplains in Western Australia, David, shared the story of Susan (not her real name), one of the people he visits as regularly as he can. Susan’s home was split apart by Cyclone Seroja back in April 2021. She still doesn’t have a roof. It took 16 months for her to get …

Without even a church nearby

Without even a church nearby

After a series of tragedies, and without even a church nearby, a community in the Shire of Cook in Far North Queensland had been feeling isolated and abandoned. They told Bush Chaplain Joe Eka, “Even God has left us”. But thanks to your support, Bush Chaplain Joe could visit the community, bringing prayer, fellowship and …

There’s something about a rural show

There’s something about a rural show

There’s something about a rural show. It’s the sound of greetings called out to friends who haven’t met up in a year. It’s the smell of scones from the baking tent. It’s the celebration of everything that makes that region wonderful. And for the Frontier Services community, it’s the chance to connect. Our Bush Chaplains …

Learning on a full tummy

Learning on a full tummy

In a primary school in South Gippsland, school kids can now start their day of learning on a full tummy. Others now have a safe, comfy space to retreat to when things are overwhelming. While older kids going to high school finally have a computer to access classwork. And it’s all thanks to an extraordinary …

Making sure guests feel welcome

Making sure guests feel welcome

Lily and Carol spend their days and nights making sure guests feel welcome, and now our supporters have made them feel welcome, too. The two Ni-Vanuatu women are living in Curtin Springs, near Uluru, as part of the Pacific Labour Scheme. They’ve had to leave their family and culture behind in Vanuatu so they could …

Homecoming sparks hope in Buchan

Homecoming sparks hope in Buchan

The feeling of family is often tied to the place we grew up, where we forged our earliest memories. For many people in remote communities like Buchan, Victoria, that feeling of family is enough reason to never leave. Even when everything’s gone. When Mick looks over his family’s cattle farm today, he feels the same ...