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NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC week. A celebration of Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander People, their history, culture and achievements. We had a wonderful week. At the opening service Hubert was asked to come up and share his thoughts. This was a great opportunity to talk about how God...

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Church on Palm Island

Some of you may be wondering what our Saturdays look like? It is a rather busy day with lots of little feet and voices (big ones too!) filling the jail. Every Saturday we turn the old prison into a place of worship and enter wholeheartedly into setting people free....

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Horse Float?

More news for you all! We have had a horse float donated to the organization that we work for. A rather old bedraggled looking thing but hopefully still somewhat repairable. So why would we even want this? It is exciting...let me explain... We have been on the lookout...

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Noodle’s Raw Muesli Bars

Anyone fancy a raw muesli bar? If you are quick you may find some in the yr 5's freezer at the Bwgcolman community school. It's awesome to be teaching the children about the 8 laws of health. I have been making it memorable by using the acronym RAW DATES. (Rest, Air,...

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The Little Yellow Sunshine Taxi

Something awesome to share with you all! The mission that we work for has had a car donated and it has finally arrived! After waiting for cyclone Debbie to pass, we were able to drive it up to the barge on Thursday and bring it to Palm Island. After a noisy, hot and...

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Rehab Medical Missionary

Ferdy's. A drug and alcohol rehabilitation center named after the founder. It is a quiet, simple place located directly on the beach front. If you go there at the right time the tide laps at the fence line. You can take your shoes off and step right into the cool...

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Teaching – Year 5’s

Yesterday was so much fun! One of the things we are doing while on Palm is really getting to know the local children. A local teacher at the Bwgcolman Community School has offered for us to take a class for 1.5hrs per week. I (Anna) have been doing this for a number...

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A little bit about coconuts

This picture is of our beach kitchen and some of our beaches produce. We have a rock for opening the coconuts, a shell for scooping our coconut flesh, and a coconut husk as our drinking cup. Each day that we go for our evening swimming exercise we see dozens of trees,...

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Prisons and Caravans

An old prison and a retired caravan. Two of the interesting places that we have slept in the last 3 months. Other places have included a beach house, a converted railway carriage and a manse. We haven't had to sleep by the roadside yet! The Prison and the caravan...

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Palm Island, QLD, Australia

Palm Island. A tropical paradise off the North Queensland coast. A place with a painful history, a place with a beautiful people. When we found that we were heading to Palm Island we scoured the internet for as much information as possible. Surprisingly there was not...

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