Link Missionaries

TOMS Anglican Churches has links with four families who are faithfully doing God’s work in other places: The Parkers are serving in aviation ministry in Papua New Guinea, the Taylors are serving as Bible teachers in Tanzania, the Goscombes are serving in parish ministry in remote Western Australia, and the Overhalls are working in Chile as Bible trainers.

Stephen and Paula Parker

Steve and Paula Parker

Stephen and Paula Parker (with their children Anna, Timothy and Daniel) are currently serving as missionaries in Papua New Guinea through Wycliffe Australia.

Stephen works in aviation ministry by servicing aircraft, which is essential work to bring translations of the Bible to the Papua New Guineans in their own language. Paula and the children are actively involved in supporting Stephen in his work and building relationships with the local community.

To receive the Parker family newsletter and prayer points, visit their page on the Wycliffe Australia site.

Mike and Katie Taylor

 

Mike and Katie Taylor

Mike and Katie Taylor (with their children Harry, Miriam and Samuel) began their missionary work in Tanzania in 2010 in partnership with CMS. They plan to spend the first half of the year learning Swahili, then move to the city of Arusha, where Mike will join the team training pastors and evangelists at Munguishi Bible College, 12 kilometres outside the town. Katie will spend her time caring for their three young children and seeking missionary opportunities in the local church and community.

To receive the Taylor family newsletter and prayer points, visit their page on the CMS site.

Richard and Tracy Goscombe

 

Richard and Tracy Goscombe

Richard Goscombe and his wife Tracy moved to the West Australian mining town of Wickham in 2009, becoming the town’s first Anglican rector in a decade.

There is much segregation in the community between black and white, company and non-company, management and workers, fly-in fly-out workers and permanent residents. In spite of this, Richard has been privileged to have doors open to minister to the people.

Wickham is a small town located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, about 50 kilometres east of Karratha. The town of Wickham services Cape Lambert – Rio Tinto’s largest port facility for the export of iron ore. Mining is therefore the main industry among the town’s 2500 residents and the over 2000 fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers. There is a high level of disposable income among many of the population, but such wealth has given rise to many problems; notably binge drinking among young people. The seaside hamlet of Port Sampson, men’s and women’s prisons and the Aboriginal town of Roebourne – the capital city for Indigenous tribes in the north west – are all located nearby.

To receive the Goscombe family newsletter and prayer points, visit their page on the Bush Church Aid site.

Chris and Stef Overhall

Chris and Stef Overhall

Chris and Stef Overhall (with their children Eliot, Theo and Nate) moved to Santiago, Chile in early 2018 to begin Bible teaching work with MOCLAM, through CMS.

To receive the Overhall family newsletter and prayer points, visit their page on the CMS site.