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“The Children Don’t Expect Much”

“The Children Don’t Expect Much”

I want to share the inspiring story of two of our Outback Links volunteers, Michael and Wendy* who have been travelling around their home state of Queensland to support farming families experiencing isolation. They have been a source of hope and encouragement for a number of families this year. As retirees, Michael and Wendy had ...

“We’re the forgotten people”

“We’re the forgotten people”

Farmer Kev is grateful for the support of Frontier Services’ Outback Links volunteers. Their company and practical assistance has been a source of hope through a bleak drought that continues to drag on. We visited Kev on the property that he’s owned for almost 40 years. “It’s been pretty horrendous,” he told us. The station …

Making do with what you have

Making do with what you have

Donna’s family faced three years of drought before rain earlier this year brought temporary relief. But Donna knows that another dry season is inevitable. Frontier Services headed out to her property in far-western NSW earlier this year to find out how she and her family are coping. We visited Donna (taking all the necessary precautions) …

Chaplaincy in the midst of coronavirus

Chaplaincy in the midst of coronavirus

Quarantine, isolation and border controls throughout this year have had an impact on the work of our Frontier Services Buch Chaplains. But they’ve continued to find ways to reach out and connect with communities across Remote Australia. We chatted to Benjamin Quilliam and Peter Wait who work in the Centralian and Tennant Barkly regions of …

The Great Outback BBQ 2020

The Great Outback BBQ looks a little different this year. We know that you might not be able to host a BBQ the same way you have in previous years. Check out what our creative friends around the country have been doing instead. It might just spark some inspiration for your own event! Host a …

It’s my gift to them

It’s my gift to them

We’re so grateful that Rev Mitch Fialkowski from our Murchison Remote Area was able to join us during our recent visit to Kalgoorlie. It gave us a chance to catch up and talk about his ministry in Meekatharra. A community concerned with COVID-19 Mitch told us his community was worried about COVID-19 reaching Meekatharra. Anxiety …

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 connection to the land …

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 Dubbo, an area that has been …

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 at a time when hearts are broken and morale is low. As …