New chapel for remote Aboriginal community


Tennant Creek, Northern Territory

A small “half-day” chapel has been constructed at the Aboriginal community of Mungkarta in the Northern Territory. 

Mungkarta, situated 80 kilometres south of Tennant Creek, will now have regular Sabbath and mid-week gatherings. 

An official opening service was held the night before the opening of Tennant Creek church, where Pastor Steve Piez, Australian Union Conference ATSIM director, presented a message about persevering in the faith. Charlie Bobongie was a special guest from Tasmania. He and his wife had been teachers in the community years ago. Another special guest was Dr Carville Tolson, an American physician who recently returned to the US.

Roslyn Duggy displayed two pieces of her Aboriginal artwork depicting the gospel, including a dot painting featuring a symbol of Jesus in the centre.