Diocese of North West Australia
Wickham is a small town located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, about 50 kilometres east of Karratha in the Diocese of North West Australia. The town of Wickham services Cape Lambert – Rio Tinto’s largest port facility for the export of iron ore. Mining is therefore the main industry among the town’s 2500 residents and the over 2000 fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers. There is a high level of disposable income among many of the population, but such wealth has given rise to many problems; notably binge drinking among young people. The seaside hamlet of Port Sampson, men’s and women’s prisons and the Aboriginal town of Roebourne – the capital city for Indigenous tribes in the north west – are all located nearby.
December Prayer Points for Wickham
Pray for safety for those who travel far and wide from Wickham to see family during the festive season. Pray that the story of Jesus can be absorbed by those who don’t yet know the Lord.