Taking a look back
IT HAS BEEN FOURTEEN YEARS since the Latham family came to the Northern Territory. So what changes can we see after all that time? Well, we rarely have time to look back as we are always pressing forward, however, we would like to share a few things as testimony to God’s awesome goodness.
- When we arrived in Darwin, there were no Spirit-filled indigenous fellowships – now there are five within the city and several others out in the more remote areas.
- There were no short-term missions happening in the Territory – now up to 12 teams per year come, consisting of YWAM and other church-based groups.
- Thanks to Northern Territory Christian School Association (NTCSA), we have four new remote indigenous schools built and functioning, bringing many more Christian workers into the area.
- Wheels of Fire and others have started yearly men’s, ladies’ and youth camps for the region.
- Roger has been able to teach and encourage many hundreds of youth through his gift in teaching music. A number of these youth have excelled and are now worship leaders in their local communities.
- Besides all the above, we thank God for the many salvations, healings, baptisms, finances, and other provisions he has poured out upon us.
Many other workers were involved in seeing all this come to pass, but we would like to thank our God for the privilege it has been to be a part of what He is doing in and through the Indigenous people of the Northern Territory.
Ministry leaders working with the indigenous in the Australia Outback.
Roger is a gifted musician who has trained hundreds of people to play the guitar and many other instruments. He is employed by the Northern Territory Government part time to train children in remote communities to play instruments and enjoy music.
Vivienne reaches out through being a nurse and midwife in a local community called Beluyen. Working in the medical field, she has established strong relationships with the community and has been able to share the love of God to many.