Ambassadors bring grace to the Mountains
With students from many nations, Unity College Australia, a Christian Vocational Training college, visited the Mountains communities with a message of grace as representatives of Jesus.
Students from places such as Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Singapore and even Australia spent last weekend working with local Schools, Mountain Chaplains and Christian communities in Jindabyne, Berridale, Boloco and Perisher.
Teams went to the Berridale Public School and the Snowy Mountains Grammar School on Friday where they shared cross cultural presentations, drama, music, dance and life stories and through these personal connections were made. The students from Africa thrilled with their unique singing, harmonies and movement.
Saturday had students assisting in the Snowy Mountains Parish Op Shop and Soul Cafe at the Uniting Church, and in the evening they led a worship time to which locals came.
Groups conducted church worship with local churches on Sunday at Jindabyne, Berridale, Beloco and Perisher, making many new connections and friends and bringing music, song and story about how much we matter to Jesus.
The children especially enjoyed the creative presence of God's love at Moguls, the Sunday children's program in Jindabyne.
Unity College Australia, which is based in Canberra, has been visiting the region each year in a similar manner for the past 10 years, and appreciate the rapport that has grown in that time with the Mountains communities. Besides assisting in the work of the local churches, it has been of enormous benefit to the students who gain skills in community support and Christian work. The College welcomes inquiries, and can be contacted on 02 61616101 or www.unity.edu.au
Photos include Perisher Chapel; African praise at Berridale Church, interacting with children and cooking a barbecue at Op Shop and Soul Cafe, and African praise and drama on identity at Snowy Mountains Grammar assembly/chapel.