The Religious Education (RE) Worker teaches Scripture in government schools in Darwin and Palmerston. They work alongside other RE teachers to strengthen the work they have been doing in local schools by supporting them pastorally and equipping them. This role has been developed to reach more children and their families in the area. This position is a partnership between Bush Church Aid, the Anglican Church of the Northern Territory, and Scripture Union in the Northern Territory.
Christopher and Maria Loreto, or Topher and Chica, moved to Darwin from Sydney in January 2017 after Topher completed a Bachelor of Divinity at Moore College.
Both grew up in Chile where they were actively involved in youth ministry in their local churches. Topher is a teacher, who in Chile taught Christian Studies and music to upper primary and middle school students. They would like to be involved in school ministry for the long run to bring the good news of Jesus to people in their early years.
They pray that through Topher’s role and the ministry of hospitality, they can reach more children and their families with the gospel.
Children: Daniel (2011), Laura (2015)
The Hallyburtons' June Prayer Points
Thank God for Daniel and Laura. Pray that they will continue to grow in their love of God and knowledge of His word. Thank God that RE is still taught in the NT. Ask Him that this will continue into the future, and that churches will support it.