Helen Lockwood leads a group of Indigenous Australian Women in Bible Study at Finke River Mission

Central Australian Women meet for learning and fellowship

At the end of June, around 30 ladies from Central Australia journeyed to Ti Tree, 200km north of Alice Springs, for our annual Women’s Aboriginal Languages Bible Study Camp. The Languages represented included Anmatyerr, Arrarnta, English, Luritja, Pitjantjatjara, and Warlpiri. Our camp is supported each year by Finke River Mission (FRM) as well as by Lutheran Women of Australia. Some people organised their own transport; others travelled on a bus kindly driven by Pastor Neville Doecke, the FRM support worker at Hermannsburg. His wife Heather, who conducts the Mission Block …

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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.