Finding Life

UNOH’s magazine/newsletter Finding Life will no longer be printed for distribution. The decision to make it only available online reflects our desire to be wise with our resources and expenses. We hope that you can continue to both journey with us and be inspired as you read the “Urban Stories” of what God is doing by his spirit through and among us. There

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Mission with Mystery

Editorial by Gabriel Hingley UNOH Noble Park, Melbourne, Australia The crackling of a fire fills the misty silence of the Blue Mountains. A man stoops over the flames, depositing gum leaves. As the leaves burn and shrivel, pungent smoke fills the air. It forms whorls around our small gathering. The man, an aboriginal elder, invites each of us to circle

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The seemingly small voice of God

Lynette Leach UNOH Pastor, Melbourne, Australia An invitation to ….. open, explore, wonder, imagine, pray. This is the way that UNOH workers are invited to commence a day of retreat, a day of solitude and silence, a day of prayer and discernment. Retreat days have become part of the rhythm of UNOH international, regional and team gatherings. It has been

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God moves when we don’t know where to go

Eric Mailau UNOH Manurewa, Auckland, New Zealand About 2 and a half months ago, as I am furiously scrubbing fly poop stains from our ceilings, I get a text message. It’s our neighbour Vili. It read: ‘Bro are you busy?’ to which I replied ‘I’m just scrubbing our ceiling at the moment, what’s up?’ Vili replied ‘Can you come over

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Waiting

Jonathan Fletcher UNOH Klong Toey, Bangkok, Thailand Waiting. Maybe I was never very good at it, but I seem absolutely terrible at it now. I find my thoughts flitting away to anxious places: ‘When will I know what to do? How do I speak? When will I be useful? When will I see any of the fruit of my labours?’

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On the Underside

Brad Coath UNOH, Broadmeadows, Melbourne, Australia It was a bitter winter afternoon, and I was walking out of the immigration detention centre not far from our home after visiting with some friends. It seems that after some visits my heart feels heavier than others, and this was one of those times. As I walked down the long stretch of driveway

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A Different kind of Road Trip

Jon Owen UNOH Bidwill, Sydney, Australia On a remote dusty road in the Queensland outback a few weeks ago, I couldn’t stop my urban, middle class habits from surfacing. This time it was in the form of coffee – my need for a good short black. There’s a cafe in a little town called Boulia that serves quite possibly the worst

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