Frontier News is our quarterly publication where we keep our supporters up to date with stories across Remote Australia.
In this edition we chat to some of our Bush Chaplains about how their work has been affected by COVID-19 this year. You'll also meet some of the farmers who have experienced first-hand the benefits of our Outback Links program. And our Bush Chaplain Sunny, leads a group trip to help build bridges with a remote Indigenous community.Read This Issue
In this edition of Frontier News we bring you the stories of farmers who continue to face hardships brought on by the effects of COVID-19 as we pass the halfway mark of 2020. But through it all, Frontier Services has been bringing much needed relief for people in the bush. Our Outback Links volunteers continue to bring hope during hard times. We also share the story of chaplains Arnie and Jennie who have been working with bushfire affected communities as they travel the long road to recovery.Read This Issue
As we observe 'physical distancing' guidelines we have had to make some difficult decisions. But we're still here. And we're still connecting people. Hear from our incredible Bush Chaplains as they work to maintain and grow social connections in their remote communities at a time when people couldn't feel more isolated. We also share our perspective on what the theme 'In this together' means for us, as we approach the 20th anniversary of National Reconciliation Week.Read This Issue
We're heartened by stories of people rallying behind those who are struggling with the ongoing drought, or have lost everything to bushfire. We share some of these stories with you in this edition, including a personal account from our Bush Chaplain Rev Rowena Harris, who was trapped in Mallacoota by the fires. We also introduce you to Pastor Julia Lennon, our first ever female Aboriginal Bush Chaplain, who is working to bring First and Second Peoples together in Oodnadatta.Read This Issue
As we approach Christmas, a time when we're getting together with our families, those in the bush are reminded of how tough living in isolation can be. But there is hope. Our incredible Bush Chaplains and volunteers are showing up to the gate and showing people in remote Australia that there are people who care. In this issue we introduce you to Pastor Cain Hartigan who shares a story about how a chat over a cuppa can save a person's life. We also take you to Tottenham with our incredible volunteers who show our farmers that they're not forgotten in this drought. Thank you so much for all your wonderful support. We hope you enjoy your read!Read This Issue
We're so grateful for your wonderful support this year. You're helping forge friendships and lift spirits in the Outback. In this issue we take you to Bingara (NSW) where farmers Greg and Bethany Stace have their first Outback Links experience. We share the ongoing struggles people in the bush face and demonstrate the growing need for our incredible volunteers and Bush Chaplains. We also highlight how you can make a real difference to the lives of people living in remote Australia, including our Aussie farmers: Hosting a Great Outback BBQ this September, signing up to our 'Outback Angels' monthly giving program, or buying gift cards / Christmas cards for your loved ones.Read This Issue
In this issue we give thanks to all those who participated in this year’s Great Outback BBQ Campaign, raising much need funds for those doing it tough out bush. We touch upon the Bush Chaplains conference and how we’re “Caring for the carer” and we share some wonderful stories of how those who are living our their faith through volunteering with Frontier Services.Read This Issue
We are incredibly proud of our wonderful Bush Chaplains and Outback Links volunteers who, with your support, bring helping hands, hope and mateship to rural and remote communities. In our November edition, we introduce you to Rev Phill Matthews who helped identify practical ways to support drought-affected farmers in Carinda, New South Wales. Follow his and our volunteers’ story on pages 4 to 9.
Journey with us to the heart of Australia as we look back on the historic opening of the John Flynn Memorial Church (pages 11 to 13); and relive the events leading to the first flight as we reflect on our shared history with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (page 16 to 17).Read This Issue
We have been moved by the amazing work happening in support of people in remote communities, including Aussie Farmers, FIFO workers and those advocating for First Peoples. We were so inspired following a visit to the Riverina Region (New South Wales) that we dedicated our August edition of Frontier News to the stories we learned during Walking On Country.
We hope you enjoy this read and pray that you, too, are inspired to support us on our journey of reconciliation. Together, let’s learn, share and grow.Read This Issue
In this edition of our refreshed-look Frontier News, we share stories about standing with Farmers and First Peoples, including Outback Links volunteers providing friendship and support to graziers managing two properties; Rev Mitch of the Murchison Remote Area bringing hope to the people and community of Meekatharra; and an artist’s vision of creating tourism to improve outcomes for Meekatharra’s Aboriginal youth.Read This Issue
In this edition of Frontier News, we share stories about serving those in the Australian Outback, including Rev Sunny of the Cunnamulla-Burke & Wills Remote Area supporting Queenslanders during a long drought; Outback Links volunteers providing assistance and respite during times of ill-health and grief; and reflecting on the Kennedy Remote Area – then and now.Read This Issue