At Kincumber Anglican we believe that Jesus came to earth with the mission to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). The gospel of Matthew records that, having risen from the dead, Jesus gave his disciples the following challenge:
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20 NIV)
This mission that was given to the first disciples is a mission that all Christians are tasked with continuing today. We seek to love and serve our community here in Kincumber and surrounds, but we are also committed to serving others. We support missionaries who have given up the comfort of their own homes, so that they can serve in other areas, through working with churches, but also through practical means. Each year our parish council sets aside a portion of our parish giving to be divided amongst the link missionaries that we support. Many individuals in our parish also give privately to organisations, but below are the missionaries that we have committed to as a parish.
Andrew & Abi Buchanan
Toraja, on the island of Sulawesi in eastern Indonesia, is one of the few predominantly Christian areas in the Indonesia.
Andrew and Abi are involved in training future leaders for the Church of Toraja at local theological colleges, in local congregations, and particularly in the two-year pre-ordination program for candidate ministers. They also provide ongoing support and training for ministers once they are ordained
Derek and Amanda McArtney
Derek and Amanda McArtney have served with BCA in the mining town of Newman since early 2011. They are familiar with life in a mining town as Derek previously worked fly-in fly-out (FIFO) situations in the oil and gas industry, and Amanda has driven buses in mine shut downs at Karratha. The McArtneys feel blessed to be serving in the heart of the Pilbara
For more information about the McArtney’s, to support them financially, or to receive their prayer letter, visit their BCA (Bush Church Aid) page.
Andrew and Stephanie Browning, William (7) and Christopher (4) are based in Arusha, Tanzania. Stephanie is a teacher who works with the local Anglican church. She has started a new school called Christ Church International School which caters for missionary and expatriate as well as Tanzanian children and offers bursaries for the children of local pastors and evangelists. The school offers a Christian education and is more affordable than the other international schools in Arusha.
Andrew is an obstetrician and works under the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania doing fistula surgery but also running an obstetric unit. We are about to start midwifery training within our mission hospital and we also support other hospitals in Tanzania by upgrading their facilities and placing volunteer obstetricians to train local staff in safe obstetrics.
For more information about the Brownings, you can email them and request to join their mailing list.
David, Jenny and their four children have recently moved to Senegal with Pioneers Australia. Senegal has a population of about 14 million people of whom 0.2% know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. If you would like more information on the Dousts, contact the office.