Kununurra is a mining and agricultural town in north-west Australia. It is located in the far east of the Kimberley and is only 37 kilometres from the border with the Northern Territory. There is a population of approximately 7000, about half of whom are North Australian Indigenous peoples. The town is surrounded by irrigated farmland and the main industries of the town are farming, mining and tourism. In land size, the Kununurra Parish is larger than Victoria and many of the Christian programs in the area have an Indigenous focus.
May Prayer Points for Kununurra
Pray for the Bishop, Diocese and BCA as they work with the Wardens and Parish Councillors at St James Kununurra to find a permanent rector.
Jim and Natalie Watson have served as BCA Co-Workers in the Western Australian town of Kununurra since 2004. The Watsons have a heart for ministry to Indigenous people. They host a weekly Bible study in their home for local Indigenous families. Jim also works two days a week at the local school among at-risk students and three days teaching construction at the local TAFE. He has been able to share his faith and now has a pastoral role in the lives of many young adults in Kununurra.
Children: Jesse (2004), Matthew (2005), Luke (2007), Isabel (2010)
The Watsons' May Prayer Points
Give praise for our church family and their commitment to serving Jesus in all circumstances. Pray for the provision of a new minister for our parish. Pray for their transition to Kununurra, for discernment and that we grow in Christ’s love.