Newman is a mining town in the heart of the Pilbara, located inland about 450 kilometres south-east of Port Hedland. It has a population of around 3000 people and an additional fly-in fly-out workforce of around 800. It is a very young and multicultural town of high salaries and long working hours. There is also a high turnover of locals and FIFO workers. As Newman is quite isolated from surrounding towns, there is a real sense of community in town. There are lots of children in town but few teenagers, as high-schoolers usually go to boarding school elsewhere.
Roger, his wife Amanda and two daughters Ada and Eliza moved to Bluff Point in January 2016 as part of a Ministry Training Agreement with BCA. They were joined by Benjamin in March 2016. Previously Roger was the Youth and Children's Minister at Windsor Anglican Church in Sydney.
Roger loves teaching young people and helping them understand what the Gospel is all about. "Seeing lives changed is really exciting," says Roger.
We are excited to announce that the Kyngdon family will move to Newman in December. Roger will be the Minister of Newman Anglican Church.
Children: Ada (2012), Eliza (2014), Benjamin (2016)
The Kyngdon's January Prayer Points
Give thanks for a safe move to our new home in Newman. Pray for us as a family as we settle into life here and adjust to the heat and the red dust. Pray that Roger will work hard on his preaching and that we will get to know people.