There were seven young people enrolled in the year-long confirmation class at St Mark’s Lutheran Church Dalby in Queensland’s Western Downs region when it began in mid-2021. But by the time they completed the course, there were eight people confirmed!
Bringing together the educational skills of retired teachers with the learning needs of refugee children has been a match made in heaven for one Adelaide school. The ‘grannies’ have been sharing love and conversational English and literacy learning with 25 primary-aged children through the program.
While they may come from opposite sides of the world, a wonderful connection has developed between a group of Lutheran ladies from the Adelaide Hills and 25 refugee children from Blair Athol North Primary School, thanks to a remote-teaching project that has blossomed into meaningful friendships.
In today’s landscape, the Christian church has an amazing opportunity to make a difference to all generations. When you look around your local congregation you may see all generations present gathered to worship God. It is extraordinary.