As a church, we are committed to loving and serving people in need. We partner with ministries in various countries through child Sponsorship with Compassion Australia and have specific partnerships with ministries in both the Solomon Islands and Zimbabwe.
Worldwide, 385 million children live in extreme poverty. Poverty robs children of their basic rights to learn, play and grow. In its ugliest form, poverty can lead to exploitation, child labour and even death. It’s unacceptable.
That’s why the Compassion Child Sponsorship Program exists. Because more powerful than poverty is the hope of Jesus, the care of a local church and the encouragement of loving people who are willing to sponsor a child.
The Compassion Child Sponsorship Program doesn’t just address children’s physical needs, but the needs of their heart, mind and soul. Here’s how we’re different.
To find out more about Compassion or to sponsor a child click here. (hyperlink – https://www.compassion.com.au/)
Have you been interested in going on a short-term mission trip? Unfortunately, the team is not travelling to the Solomon Islands in 2021 as planned due to ongoing border closures (COVID 19).
We have continued with our fundraising this year so that the previous project can be completed, and the One Pusu Bible College students are working on assisting the house to be finished. Previously, the main construction of the house had been completed with six bedrooms upstairs. Currently, the downstairs area is being completed with living, dining, kitchen, 2 bathrooms and laundry area. When completed the house will be used for visiting lecturers and teams, conferences, meetings, and retreats. It will also allow opportunity for income from holidaying visitors.
If you are interested in what we are doing in the Solomon Islands and what we have done there over the last 12 years, Dan and Kathy Leadbetter are always happy to have a chat to you about it. Or you can have a chat to some one who has been over as part of the team to hear of their personal experiences. While we are unsure when we will be able to travel over there again, we continue to support the college staff and students and other friends in whatever ways we can- prayer, encouragement and helping out with small expenses wherever possible. This is a developing country with poor infrastructure and medical facilities, and minimal cash flow at present (no govt welfare system and some people not getting paid for work).
Our aim is to provide a short-term Working Mission Team, to work in partnership with the local community to provide some essential maintenance and renovation work for One Pusu Bible College campus, on the island of Malaita, in the Solomon Islands. This College provides training for pastors and leaders, equipping them for ministry in their local communities.
Our aim is to put mission into action by reaching out to the people of the Solomon Islands in partnership through not only assisting to improve the One Pusu Bible College facilities, but by building relationships with the island people and participating in some formal and informal activities.
Contact: Dan Leadbetter 0412033937/ Kathy Leadbetter 0407029773/ [email protected]
Whitehill has developed a partnership with churches and communities in Zimbabwe to support those in remote areas with the establishment of bore wells (use photo of well) and other projects that develop the local impoverished communities with infrastructure and personal. Significant progress is also being made with partnerships with local organisations that protect and care for the well being of children who are often orphaned or abandoned.