About The Richards Family…
I lived and worked in Vanuatu in 2002-2003 while volunteering with Australian Volunteers International. This gave me the opportunity to travel extensively in the country and to live amongst the people as I traveled from village to village assessing development needs. I speak the local creole, Bislama, and know the culture quite well.
When I became a christian in 2004, I had a keen desire to serve and realised that I was well prepared to do this effectively by returning to Vanuatu. Since then I have been, in one way or another, preparing for that work.
I have a Master of Divinity from Trinity Theological College, I have a degree in Creative Arts, a Diploma of Education and worked as a primary school teacher in Fitzroy Crossing, WA for three years.
I am ordained in the Westminster Presbyterian Church and have worked in pastoral ministry at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Maida Vale.
I grew up in Christian home and had the blessing of knowing Jesus from a young age.
In 2003 I spent four months in Kyrgyzstan with Interserve where I was involved in an English language club, and I returned in 2004 to renew friendships there. I enjoyed the challenge of ministering cross-culturally and grew in my faith by being challenged to depend on the Lord.
Tom and I have shared the desire to serve in missions since before we were married and have been praying about it for many years. All the major decisions that we have made have had this goal in mind. It is exciting now that we have this opportunity before us and I am looking forward to moving to Tanna in February.
I have a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma of Education. I have worked as a primary school teacher and now have the privilege of looking after our four beautiful children.
Sam, Lucy, Tim, and Annie
Please pray for our family as we prepare to move to Vanuatu to serve at South Island Bible College.
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