A new Indigenous Ministry Trainee

Greg Harris - National Director

Ashley GarlettIn exciting news, I’m pleased to announce we have appointed a new Indigenous Ministry Trainee in South Tamworth.  Ashley Garlett, a Balladong Nyoongar man from Merredin in Western Australia will commence his traineeship in late April.

Ashley comes from a large family of 13 brothers and sisters. It was his mother’s conversion that saw Ashley seek Christ for himself. “It was at a time when my life began to feel dark and empty,” he explains. “One day I went along to church and heard the Gospel preached and began to experience a new life in Christ.”

“I want to commit my life to following Christ by helping others come to know him personally and to get alongside other brothers and sisters who are passionate and dedicated to serving God,” says Ashley. “This is why I’m so excited about going to train in Tamworth.”

One aspect of Ashley's training will be engagement in the ministry of the Coledale Frontyard Church, where each Wednesday Indigenous people gather, hear the Bible preached and fellowship together over a meal. BCA’s Indigenous ministry will also be the focus of our Mid- Year Appeal.

Please pray for Ashley as he commences his training; that he would settle well in the community and that he would grow in his faith in God.