Bendigo: to be a blessing
The word "Bendigo" in Spanish means
"to bless" - to give a blessing to another.
We believe that this is a prophetic name for our city and points to the mandate to be an Apostolic Hub like Antioch from where people go out to the nations. The Way Community also sees that mandate as a core purpose.
Here are some of the ministries and missionaries that have launched out from The Way.
Murray and Deborah Aldridge
Ali Curung - Northern Territory.
Murray and Deb have had a lifetime together of missions. After spending two years of training and equipping with The Way, they relaunched in ministry, in the power of the Holy Spirit as missionaries to Ali Curung, an indigenous community in the Northern Territory.
Kate spent 12 months in The Way Community on a furlough from the mission field. She found rejuvenation, empowerment and activation in new spiritual gifts. Kate is currently back in Hong Kong as a missionary and works with several missions and organisations within the city.
Chris & Jess Morley
Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Chris & Jess Morley, along with their children went to Chiang Rai, Thailand and planted Shylah House. Shylah House exists for single, underprivileged expecting Mothers. It is not only as a crisis pregnancy home, but also an access to long term support for both Mothers and babies.
Food Bank Ministry
Graeme & Lois launched the Food Bank ministry to help meet the needs of the poor and distressed in the city of Bendigo.