Latechurch is part of a network of churches under the banner of Mitchelton Presbyterian Church. As well as helping people to follow Jesus at home we think the gospel calls us to bring good news across the world. That’s why we support partners working to care for others, reach people with the message of Jesus and teach new generations of church leaders.
Caring for the sick through Heal Africa in the Congo
David & Heather Kelly work at Heal Africa hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). David worked as a Hospital Administrator throughout his professional life and Heather was an Early Childhood Teacher. Now they are retired from their professional careers, and support the Heal Africa hospital by visiting regularly and mentoring and advising via the internet when back in Australia.
For decades, DR Congo has been characterized by extreme violence, mass population displacements, widespread rape, and a collapse of public health services. Through support of a full-service training hospital in Goma and its community-based initiatives in public health, community development, and conflict resolution, HEAL Africa works with individuals and communities to restore health, build hope, and help create a better future for all people of the DR Congo.
Teaching students with the Birchley’s in PNG
Papua New Guinea is a country ‘close to home’ for Australians, historically and geographically. It is also a nation of astonishing challenges: the population of 7.5 million people speak 20% of the world’s languages. Following decades of ministry in Australia, Keith and Marion will be part of a student ministry team equipping Christian leaders in Papua New Guinea. They long to see young people mature in Christ, despite the social and spiritual upheaval many face at this critical stage of life
Reaching Chiba City with the Evans Family
John is married to Rose, who spent time in Japan as an exchange student, and they have six children: Asher (1998), Isabelle (2001), Lily (2004), Ivy (2007), Jairus (2010) and Boaz (2013). With the support of Mission Partners and Acts 29, the Evans family have moved to Chiba city. They’re currently working at getting a new church off the ground in the CBD of Chiba City.