Early in their retirement, New Lambton Uniting Church members David and Patricia Mileham found themselves unexpectedly boarding a plane to spend time as UnitingWorld volunteers in West Timor.
Trish, a former teacher, and David, with management experience, spent parts of the next twelve years working with the local church in one of Indonesia’s most disadvantaged provinces.
“I think God put us in the right place at the right time to work in Timor,” Trish says. “We grew so much in our understanding of the culture and were part of a team helping people through micro-finance and community development. The blessings were many!”
The Milehams were also fortunate to visit North India as part of an exposure trip, where they experienced again the powerful impact of prayer, advocacy and giving. Wanting to find an opportunity to share their experiences and the stories of those they met, they’re now UnitingWorld Ambassadors.
“The work of the wider Uniting Church in Australia through UnitingWorld is inspiring: respecting, training and supporting others so that we can share what we have in the most effective, transformative ways,” Trish says.
We saw first-hand how carefully projects are overseen and partners trained. We know the money is used wisely and we’re glad to be able to share the impact of the work with others.”
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