As the ministry of the Gaius Trust develops we post new information here.
Our focus remains on the support of those working with Aboriginal communities in eastern Australia.
Regional Australian Conference: September 2022 – “Holiness: God’s and Ours”
We were delighted to support and participate in a day conference in rural Australia, the resumed “Day in the Word” programme, with our two Australian trustees as the speakers, and up to 70 folks in attendance, the majority being aboriginal believers. Access these messages here, we trust they are informative and encouraging.
Spring Online Conference: Saturday May 21st 2022
Our first online conference took place at a time of some change for the Gaius Trust. Our chief desire remains to support men in ministry to Aboriginal people, but we are also now looking to support the preparation and training of men for such ministry. With that in view, we are building a connection with Dubbo Christian Family Church whose pastor, David Cox, is one of our Trustees.
The conference drew together workers and supporters to consider the situation, needs and prospects as we prayerfully seek the Lord’s blessing on our hopes to develop the work and as we plan the next steps. There were three main sessions. In the first, our Trustee Stephen Bignall gave an overview of Gospel outreach to Aboriginal people going back 200 years to the time of the first fleet bringing settlers to New South Wales. In the second session, David Cox spoke with Mark Naden and Jerakye Goolagong regarding the present needs and prospects for this ministry. The conference closed with David Cox giving an inspiring message from Isaiah 60.
Recordings of these addresses can be listened to on the player below. We have included the introduction from Martin Leech, in which he gave a brief outline of the history of the Gaius Trust, and the two question and answer sessions led by Robert Strivens.
We encourage you to download and read the written version of Stephen Bignall’s informative talk in this PDF article.
Our November 2022 newsletter is now available for download by clicking here.
Our June 2022 newsletter is still available for download by clicking here.
Our January 2022 newsletter is still available for download by clicking here.
Our October 2021 update is still available for download by clicking here.
The Covid-19 pandemic has prevented the Trust from arranging deputation visits in 2021. Stephen Bignall was last in the UK on deputation in June 2019. He accompanied Henry Louie, an aboriginal pastor who is partially supported by the Gaius Trust. This newsletter has a brief report.