“But thanks be to God! For in union with Christ we are always led by God in Christ’s victory procession. God uses us to make the knowledge about Christ spread everywhere … because God has sent us we speak with sincerity in His presence as servants of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 2:14-17
In 1967 as Lyle graduated from the Churches of Christ Bible College in NSW we were invited to minister with the Aboriginal people at Eidsvold in Queensland. Eidsvold did not have a church, salary, or accommodation to offer, BUT they had faith. Following our marriage in February 1968, believing Proverbs 3:5,6 and trusting His provision we moved to Eidsvold.
What an honour to be God’s people, in God’s place, working with the Churches of Christ in Queensland, to see God at work, and the establishment of the Eidsvold Christian Centre.
Then after ten & a half years and the challenge of so many remote communities without the Gospel, God’s call was becoming clear. In close consultation with the FAB our family prepared to move to Normanton in the Gulf Country to an established AIM ministry without a Pastor. Before moving to that remote area we were to have 6 months in Brisbane to observe the ‘urban scene’ but instead we were called by the FAB to help with an interim ministry at Tamworth NSW.
The day before the road closure of the ‘big wet’ of 1979 we arrived with a caravan at Normanton. Two months later we got our gear! In the process of time the ministry and property came under the care of Churches of Christ. How we praise God for many who have shared in the growth of the Normanton Centre.
In 1987 we had to say goodbye to that growing ministry and its wonderful people and move to Brisbane for the higher education of our girls. Lyle was appointed as the AICF State Coordinator for the growing of the new vision for the development of the indigenous ministry with the Queensland State Conference.
How we Praise God for what He has done. At the time of our marriage we said: “Let us exalt His name together”.