At CGCC we believe that God calls some of us to go and reach different cultures with the gospel of Christ. Here you will meet some of our church family who are serving in overseas contexts. We support them through prayer and financial support.
Jason & Kim Job - Timor Leste
Missionary Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
Jason and Kim married in 2006 after meeting each other at a Bible College Open Day. Before their marriage, Jason had served with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) for several years in Australia and America. Kim, a secondary teacher, had worked with SIM (Serving in Mission) in Ethiopia teaching in at Bingham Academy, a school for missionary children.
The dream to fly in mission aviation had been with Jason for many years, but it wasn’t until 2011 that this dream became a reality. After training at ACMA (Australian College for Mission Aviation) in Coldstream, Victoria and receiving his Commercial Pilot’s License, they were accepted to work with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in Arnhem Land. During their life in Melbourne, Jason and Kim fellowshipped at Canterbury Gardens Community Church and were commended to mission service with AMT in 2011.
Samuel was born in 2010 and is a bundle of energy. He loves planes, Lego and talking a lot. The Job family have been serving with MAF in Arnhem Land since September 2011, living in Numbulwar and Elcho Island. Living in these places allowed the family to be a Christian witness in these very remote communities and provide an aviation service in areas where road access is impossible.
In January 2018, Jason became the Program Manager for the MAF Timor-Leste team. He leads three international families and two Timorese staff that work there. MAF has two aircraft in Timor-Leste that they use to transport staff from many aid organisations, health workers and many medical evacuations each day. Kim, as Communications Officer for the country, writes stories and articles about MAF's work in Timor. She also homeschools their son, Samuel. They love their work and life in Timor-Leste and marvel at how God uses them to help and bless others each day.
Chris & Judy Ayers - New Zealand
Chris and Judy, together with their four children currently live and serve in New Zealand with Pionners. Chris is the National Director for Pioneers in New Zealand. The family is based in Auckland. They work out of the Pioneers office there and their main responsibilities include:
- Serving local churches with biblical teaching and missional training
- Discipling and training new missionaries
- Pastorally caring for current missionaries on the field
- Overseeing the running of the NZ Pioneers office
- Representing Pioneers NZ both nationally and internationally
- Working together with other mission leaders on global mission strategies
More about Pioneers : Pioneers New Zealand
Wes & Esther Dale - Papua, Indonesia
Wes and Esther are involved in the work of Bible translation for the Dani people of Papua, Indonesia. There are 17 language groups in the wider "Dani" area, each fully recognised as separate languages not just dialects. They currently are working with the language known as “Western Dani” or Lani. There are almost one quarter of a million people in the Western Dani language group with over 800 churches.
The Old Testament was completed in 2005. A Children’s Bible was finished and distributed several years ago. Currently, they are preparing the full Western Dani Bible for publication by the Indonesian Bible Society.
More about World team: World Team
Brent & Shelly Weeks, Australia
Brent and Shelley serve with Reach Beyond in Melbourne, Australia. Brent provides technical support to thier studio and broadcast facilities while Shelley produces and schedules audio programming from numerous ministry partners, sharing the message of hope in Jesus in 30 different languages over shortwave radio to Asia. They have 3 adult sons, one living in Canada and two with them in Australia.
More about Reach Beyond: Reach Beyond