Corruption, mismanagement and poverty are all obvious barriers to seeing communities around the world thrive and develop, and the Church has a unique role in delivering hope in places where governments and corporations can’t or won’t.
Life can offer some amazing opportunities for those willing to step out of their comfort zone into new possibilities. Dungog grandmother and librarian, Lyn Barham stepped out to join six other intrepid adventurers as they strapped on their walking boots in January 2019 to trek through the stunning mountainous countryside of Myanmar.
Recently, I travelled from Hamilton to Sydney Central. Over the past 40 years, I have made this train trip more times than I wish to remember, but interestingly most of the significant events in my adult life have been prefixed by this trip south. I remember leaving home at the age of 19 to join the missionary Franciscan Order, which I pursued for some years until I felt God calling me elsewhere.