As followers of Jesus, we are invited to participate in His grand plan to restore all things. Our GBC Mission podcast unpacks stories of people from around the world who are seeking to join with God in that restorative narrative. Join with us in these intriguing conversations, where you’ll hear thought-provoking and encouraging stories that will inspire you toward your next faithful step
The Syrian civil war is a humanitarian crisis that affects 13 million people. We’ve already supported this project for 4 years, and due to the ongoing severity of this crisis we are committing to another 3 years. With over 70% of Syrian refugees living below the poverty line, we are supporting the distribution of urgently needed items to 20,000 people that are a means for survival during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as resources to survive the harsh winter months. To address the root causes of extreme poverty we’re also supporting programs that will enable 3000 marginalised people to access public services, receive education & access to vocational training & support systems. And here is an insight into the bigger picture.
Jodene got the chance to speak to Baptist World Aid representatives, Church Relationship Manager for NSW & ACT Marbuen Diaz and CEO John Hickey about GBC's ongoing support in Lebanon
The Bible Society seeks to provide access to the Bible for all people, in a language and format they can understand. Over 3 years, we are partnering to create Oral Bible Translations, of the book of Luke, in four Aboriginal languages spoken in the Kimberly region. This is the first Oral Bible Translation Project for an Indigenous Language in Australia. It will also provide the online platforms & listening devices for accessible engagement.
Jodene got the chance to speak to Bible Society Australia representatives, Jonathan Harris who is across Church & Community Relations and Louise Sherman of Remote Indigenous Ministry Support.
Mother’s Heart is the first and only pregnancy support centre in Cambodia. It is a Christian organisation that empowers, and equips women through crisis pregnancies, by offering counselling, child development and parenting skills training, medical care and community integration. We will be supporting 65 women from vulnerable & exploited backgrounds to create a hopeful & stable future for them & their babies.
Kicking of May Mission Month 2020, Jodene spoke with Founder of Mother's Heart Cambodia Katrina Gliddon and Director for Client Services Emily Scott about GBC's partnership with Mother's Heart Cambodia.
Through May Mission Month, the GBC faith community has supported the Syrian Assist project by Baptist World Aid since 2016. It's a project that has resonated deeply with us as a community due to the ongoing severity of this crisis. Jodene travelled to Lebanon to meet the people on the ground who are making these projects a reality and hear their stories of hope rising in unlikely places.
In this episode we have an insightful chat with Ruth & Shane who have been on field working in northern Spain since 2007. They’re one of our GBC Frontline supported workers' and their aim is to mobilise the national believers to make disciples.
Lisa Brook and Helen Dwyer are the founders of The Eve Project, a not for profit organisation that offers female survivors of abuse a multi-faceted approach to support them as they rebuild their lives. Helen and Lisa have a chat with Jodene about how they started The Eve Project, the impact that GBC's support will have, and what the future has in store for The Eve Project.
Marbuen Diaz, State Representative NSW - Baptist World Aid, explores his experience moving from the Philippines to Australia as a young boy, his journey to faith and the work Baptist World Aid are achieving in Lebanon with the difficulties surrounding the Syrian Civil War and the difficult history between these two nations.
Katrina Gliddon, Founder and former Director of Mother's Heart Cambodia, shares with us her faith journey from a Jewish cult to becoming a Christain, how God revealed his plan for her to create Mother's Heart, and what the future holds for Mother's Heart after her departure.
Jonathan Harris from the Bible Society Australia explains the work we are supporting in the Indigenous communities of Vietnam, his story of growing up in the Indigenous Australian community and being able to bring the Bible to them in their own heart language.