Modern Day Missionaries

The McCartney family live in a flimsy shack built on polluted swampland in Thailand’s biggest slum, Klong Toey. A world away in Bidwill, one of Sydney’s toughest suburbs, Jon and Lisa Owen have thrown open their doors to whoever needs shelter, food and love.

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Commissioned for Service

All the UNOH teams across the four regions gathered for a Commissioning Service on the 9th of July, 2015, at Manurewa Baptist Church in Auckland. Matt Hakiaha, a Maori Christian elder, gave a special welcome in English and Maori.

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A Healing Space…

It’s Tuesday afternoon again… it’s a quiet time. Time for art. Gabriel and I and our three children are gathered out the back in our little art studio. Today three out of our five regulars turn up. They rarely all make it on the same week. None of us feel compelled to chat.

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Finding life in the ordinary

I came home exhausted ready to lock the door behind me, flop on to the couch and shut out the world around me. As tempting as the couch was, I couldn’t ignore a niggle within me to sit on my doorstep.

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Launch of “ROY RAK, beading love”

In January 2015 the ‘RoyRak Creative’ was launched. Building on the amazing 10 year legacy of Klong Toey Handicrafts, the RoyRak Creative are a small group of women from the Klong Toey community who are designing and making jewellery to sell in Thailand and around the world. RoyRak is excited about the strengthening relationship with our sister project ‘Second Chance

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Through the Creator’s Eyes

Eric, UNOH Manurewa, Auckland, New Zealand It was early evening. As I turned the van towards the indoor stadium, eager to jump on the court and join our neighbourhood netball team in a fun game, my phone rang. It was my wife Anna; “Where are you?” she asked.  I could hear concern in her voice. Before I could answer, she

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Going Deeper

Chris, UNOH Klong Toey, Bangkok, Thailand Some time ago two UNOH workers and a Thai UNOH Companion found themselves in a shack, one of the thousands that make up Klong Toey community. The air was thick and hot but more noticeable was the stench of human waste. In this squalor was a man, wearing nothing but an adult nappy. He

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