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September - December 2017

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Our God is Able Page 7 The Weal keeps turning by Jono and Grace Wright It was early April 2005 when we arrived at the tiny border town of Camooweal, complete with a four month old baby son, two dogs and a trailer. Maurice and Judy Kuss were retiring from the ministry and were keen to hand it on. It was a great blessing to be introduced around the town and other communities down the track before they left to retire to the coast. Now, over 12 years on, that little baby is as tall as Mum. A little sister and brother have been added to the family. Those two dogs have been replaced by others, part of a long line of a menagerie of talking budgies, orphaned joeys, a baby emu, an annoying baby pig you get the picture! And itll take a truck to move us out! We knew when we arrived that our time for moving on would probably be when our eldest reached high school age. And sadly, that time has come. Our kids need a high school and even more importantly, time in a church community where they can have peers from Christian families. On top of that, we see our need to have time out for refreshment and reflection ourselves. And so we plan to head out sometime in December. God has provided wonderfully for us in a house to rent near Wangaratta Victoria for our sabbatical year. (Yes, we know youre all thinking out of the frying pan, into the freezer!) Jono will be completing some theological studies and we will put our kids into school down there. Grace has been schooling Elijah with School of the Air for four years so it will be a welcome break for her too. The plan after that is less clear. We still have a heart for the Aboriginal Church and no other lifes passion than to be involved in serving among the Aboriginal people in this part of the country. We hope that down the track a suitable home and role for us will open up, perhaps in a larger centre to cater for our family, where we can still be involved in the same tribal and family groups we have developed relationships with while here. As you can imagine, the move away is somewhat daunting for us all. We value your prayers as we prepare for it. Please pray for the Christians in the church here, that God would strengthen and grow them, and provide support and encouragement. Elijah, Jono, Tjanara, Grace, and Manoah