We’re a big step closer to continuing to see the ALWS and Australian Aid logos side by side on supplies for developing countries. Once again, our church’s aid organisation has passed the rigorous and ‘exhausting’ process to gain DFAT’s recommendation for full accreditation – an outstanding effort!
To Rosemary Lange, it looked like a blue waterfall coming towards the vineyard where she was waiting for her husband Kevin to appear among 650 blue t-shirts. Then she spotted Kevin, at 83 the oldest to complete the full 26-kilometre trail of Walk My Way.
Jamie Davies, Executive Director of Australian Lutheran World Service, says it has been a privilege to shepherd the organisation through some exciting changes for more than three years. She will be leaving ALWS early next year.
Lutheran Disability Services (LDS) Support Worker Julie Green hadn’t heard of Walk My Way before the lead-up to last month’s event in SA’s Barossa Valley. But now she says the LDS team of clients and staff ‘can’t wait to do it again’. ‘They have expressed how proud they are to support Walk My Way’,
Australia’s Lutheran schools have backed ALWS’s Walk My Way since the concept was born during a teachers’ leadership tour in an African refugee camp in 2016. And 2021 is no different with 19 school communities walking.