Throughout October 2021, Tearfund ran online supporter events across the country, connecting with supporters new and old and taking time to be reminded of God’s faithfulness.
It was real joy and encouragement to spend time sharing, praying together and hearing from Ray Minniecon, Deborah Storie, CB Samuel, Dominique Emery, Steve Bevis and Joel McKerrow.
If you missed out on getting along to one of the events or simply would like to rewatch some of the video contributions, you can watch the videos below.
Pastor Ray Minniecon is a descendant of the Kabi Kabi nation and the Gurang Gurang nation of south-east Queensland. He is also a descendant of the South Sea Islander people, with deep and abiding connections to the people of Ambrym Island. He leads the Scarred Tree ministry at St John’s, Glebe. Pastor Ray is journeying with Tearfund throughout this year to help them unpack the theology of Jubilee and its implications for Tearfund as an organisation. Here Ray shares about God’s faithfulness and gives thanks for Tearfund’s mission
Dominique Emery worked for Tearfund for 20 years and has been a long term member and supporter. Dom worked for Tear across most of our departments with particular focus on our communication work, including editing the Tearfund Magazine for many years. Dom shares about her time with Tearfund and gives thanks for Tearfund's mission and ways of working.
C.B. Samuel is a longtime friend of Tearfund and current Associate Fieldworker in India, who, after many years as the head of Tearfund’s Indian partner EFICOR, now spends his time teaching and mentoring Christian leaders in India and around the world. In this short video, CB reflects on the unique nature of his relationship with Tearfund.
Dr Deborah Storie is a former chair of the Tearfund board and a former member of its Program Review Committee (now International Program Allocations Committee) She served as a fieldworker in Afghanistan. Deborah reflects on Luke 4:16-21 and how this text has and continues to shape Tearfund Australia’s mission.
Dr Steve Bevis currently serves on Tearfund’s board. Steve worked for Tearfund for many years in NSW and recently served in Alice Springs at John Flynn Memorial Church. Steve here shares a song as a blessing for Tearfund.
Joel McKerrow is a spoken word poet and Tearfund’s Artist Ambassador. Here he shares his message to Tearfund on the celebration of it's 50th anniversary.