A call for support from the Living Church Partnership Committee

You will have seen the news about the COVID cluster at Brisbane Youth Detention Centre last week, and the lockdown and disruption that has happened as a result.

You may also know Galen Rangiawha – or G as he’s known – and Nat Carse from Christ Central Presbyterian run a ministry in BYDC, helping the kids there know about Jesus.

It’s unknown how long these kids will be in lockdown. So G and Nat are putting together care packages with everything from stress balls, colouring in, gospel materials, and hygiene products to help encourage the kids.

The Partnership Committee would like to ask that you consider supporting this ministry, and help G and Nat show the love of Jesus to these vulnerable kids. How you can help…

Last week, 125 care packages were delivered to the centre. G and Nat would like to thank everyone who was involved in turning that around in less than 24 hours.

Over the next few weeks, they would love to send a second batch in with items like hair care products, body wash, dental care, treats, and age appropriate gospel resources (books, magazines, comics, activity books etc).

It’s tempting to want to buy items to go into care packages, but because of the strict restrictions on any items going into the Detention Centre (eg no foil wrappers on lollies or staples in book bindings), they’re asking that any donations be made as monetary donations. They will then work with BYDC to purchase appropriate items.

If you would like to contribute any amount towards this project, donations can be sent to:

Please join us in praying that God will work mightily through this situation, and pray for G and Nat as they do the work God has set before them.

Yours In Him
The Partnership Committee

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Matthew 25:37-40