“Our team operates in the Tanami Desert, north-west of Alice Springs. We work in partnership with a number of churches in remote communities.
Since 1946, Baptist Mission Australia has had a presence among the Gurindji and Warlpiri people in Outback Australia, particularly among the communities of Kalkaringi, Lajumanu, Ali Curung, Willowra and Yuendumu.
The team is committed to walking alongside people, sharing faith, discipling believers and empowering leaders.
Connection with country, maintaining traditional cultural rituals and dealing with the difficulties of remote area living are some of the challenges facing these communities. While relationship, family, honouring tradition, and love for country are key values.
"So much of what we do is in the inbetween times as our paths naturally cross with others. One day we may spend time praying with someone who is sick, another day doing homeschooling, and another day sitting and fishing with someone on country. We seek to show Christ’s love in word and deed, no matter what we are doing.” - Shannon
Partnering with followers of Christ in these communities, we seek to support them as they develop authentic expressions of Christian faith, critically contextualising biblical discipleship into distinctively Aboriginal modes of expression.” - Vivian, Team Leader