Palms Post: December 2005

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Palms’ mission does not solely take place overseas. In addition to the development work done overseas, Palms volunteers make valuable contributions to life, work and faith in Australia upon their return. Also included is the Director’s response to Sarah Price’s article in the Sun-Herald, a reflection on the value of Palms’ re-entry weekend, stories from the field and information about Palms CommUNITY Partnerships, a program which allows the Australian community to be further engaged in volunteer sending. A list of new placements for 2006 was included as an insert with information on how to support particular placements.

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December 2005 cover
Palms’
mission does not solely take place overseas. In addition to the development work done overseas, Palms volunteers make valuable contributions to life, work and faith in Australia upon their return. Also included is the Director’s response to Sarah Price’s article in the Sun-Herald, a reflection on the value of Palms’ re-entry weekend, stories from the field and information about Palms CommUNITY Partnerships, a program which allows the Australian community to be further engaged in volunteer sending. A list of new placements for 2006 was included as an insert with information on how to support particular placements.
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Evangelising

Mission for Palms’ volunteers was never really about evangelisation in placement because we have generally been in places where Christian faith is more comprehensively observed than in Australia.

PALMS Re-entry weekend for returned volunteers

Each of us had been back in Australia for several months and we were carrying on with our lives as before. Even if life had its little tribulations whilst we were on our overseas missions, living back in Australia was easy. Did I say easy? Oh dear – not so!

PALMS CommUnity Partnerships

Anyone can begin a CommUnity Partnership. All it takes is a small group of people interested in making a difference.


There is both a moral and social responsibility attaching to these experiences of foreign cultures,
and if nothing awakens in our own soul, making claims and demands upon us,
calling us to change the way we live, then we have been merely parasites and invaders. - David Tacey