All in the family

My office phone rang. It was “Karisol” (Garry Stoll, long-term faithful worker at Hermannsburg Mission, now retired in Adelaide). Garry was calling with a rather unexpected story: His seven-year-old great-niece Johanna Stoll had sent him a beautiful hand-written letter from the USA. She is growing up in a family of Christian missionaries and has developed a keen interest in “Uncle Garry’s” work with Aboriginal people. Johanna had been moved to support the sharing of the gospel in Central Australia. So, what did she do? Started fund-raising, of course! And thanks …

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About the Author

Suanne Tikoft

My family and I have been committed members of the Alice Springs congregation since we moved here from Lobethal, SA in 1996. In previous years I have taught at Hermannsburg (where I learned to speak Western Arrarnta) and at Yirara College. My husband Erik recently retired as a respiratory nurse educator at the Alice Springs Hospital. Our three sons went to school here but are now in Melbourne and Perth. Our family now includes three lovely young women married or engaged to our sons, and one (soon to be two!) granddaughters in Perth.