Camden Uniting Church has a long history of involvement in Missions work overseas.
We support a number of mission organisations as well as members of our church who have gone on to the mission field. They serve God in a variety of ways sharing the good news of Jesus Christ as well as meeting human need.
The Africa School of Mission has been supported by our church for more than twenty years, especially through the Rob Astill Foundation. Rob was a leader and member of our church who went to serve God in Africa and died while there. We continue to offer financial and prayerful support to this important ministry which equips Africans to share the Good News of Jesus.
Through an exciting and innovative Missions and Ministry Development Programme, ASM creates opportunities to develop the heart, head, and hands of programme participants. Opportunities are created for to gain valuable hands-on ministry and missions experience through practical outreach into both local and international communities. ASM commits to equip you to impact contemporary society through strategic thinking, innovative leadership and appropriate ministry skills in order to become agents of change all over the world, for the glory of Christ.
ASM also offers a Gap Year Programme, and a BTh in Church Planting in collaboration with NWU. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Africa.School.of.Missions/
We also partner with other churches within the Macarthur community to support two families in the mission field.
The Hutchings family are serving in the Asia-Pacific Region. They are very much a part of our church’s history. Steve first came to our church in 2000 and Natalie in 2001. We have watched Steve and Natalie grow in their relationship with each other, marry and become parents to their 3 beautiful children. Steve has served in various ministry roles for the 10 years before they started their missionary training in Canada in 2011. Natalie began serving on music team and drama ministry in 2002 until they went to Canada.
Natalie and Steve are such faithful servants – they inspire us all. They will be involved in a church planting ministry in a remote tribal location in the near future and are currently finishing up national language study. Steve and Natalie, along with their three children, have a heart to see God’s word brought to an unreached people group using the mother tongue of the people group.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12
The Castelijn family
Albert and Lynne Castelijn and family have been involved with the Banwaon tribe in the Philippines for more than twenty years. They are involved in Bible translation, practical support and currently establishing a high school for children from the tribe. The remote nature of their village requires plan or helicopter access.
A growing network of village outreaches have been developed from the initial tribal group. These are now lead by local tribal people who have come to faith in Jesus Christ.