Wiluna, Western Australia
Three men have embarked on a 4000 kilometre trip to distribute Bibles to remote desert communities in far east-central Western Australia and across the border into South Australia and the Northern Territory.
More than 100 Bibles and Jesus posters were sold and hundreds of other items were distributed.
Glen Cooke, an Indigenous man from the Warburton (WA) area, Brenton Lowe, a literature evangelist unit leader from Perth, and Pastor Keith Godfrey, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ministries (ATSIM) director for the Western Australian Conference, set off on April 24.
They took with them a trailer filled with new CEV Easy to Read Family Bibles especially designed and printed for Indigenous people by the Bible Society in collaboration with ATSIM. They also took free literature, posters and DVDs.
The cost of the trip was sponsored by Rossmoyne church, the Bible Society, the Australian Union Conference and WA Conference.
Clinton Farmer donated the use of his business vehicle as back-up support. Glen Cooke, a non-Adventist, volunteered his time to be the guide.
The purpose of the trip was to give friendship and spiritual support and to build bridges between the Adventist Church and these remote communities.
More than 100 Bibles and Jesus posters were sold and hundreds of other items were distributed. The team also had an opportunity to take worships in some homes along the way and give Bible studies with leaders from other denominations.
The trailer, which broke down three times, became a way for God to guide the tour. After one breakdown, two passers-by sat for a Bible study on the roadside. The chairperson of the township of Wingelina (NT) welded the trailer back together for the cost of two Bibles and some Jesus posters.