Morrisons on the Road
"Sometimes you just want to get something done, and you can do it in twenty minutes, but it can take a week", Pauline explained in a eye-opening talk to the congregation at CBCC.
She was referring to the need to make some radical readjustments to become part of an indigenous community. Pauline Morrison, who with Husband Bill, work with indigenous communities in remote regions. say their time has been greatly rewarded by seeing the growth of indigenous leaders pastoring their own churches. Nowadays the couple are delighted to be acting more as facilitators encouraging and stepping in to help when needed.
Apart from having to work in two indigenous languages,they have had to drive huge distances over the past ten years to cover their pastorate which served the Warlpiri people of Central Australia and the Gurindji people of the Top End. "These people are much more at ease talking about their belief in spiritual beings and God than most Australians," Pauline noted, "they are happy to speak about these things whether they are church goers or not, even when stopped in the street".
Bill missed the Cranbourne Church visit as he was required on pastoral business that meant driving the odd few thousand kilometres back to work. "When I head home he will pick me up in Darwin" said Pauline. "That is another thousand kilometre trip in the four wheel drive". The CBCC fellowship is blessed to be one of the supporters of Bill and Pauline's ministry adventure.