Serena’s beliefs shaken in Augusta

Serena’s beliefs shaken in Augusta

Your support continues to give children, young people and their families opportunities to experience the transforming love of Jesus through ministries like the Augusta Turner Family Festival. 

For Serena*, a young mum of two primary-aged children, her opportunity came at this year’s Festival, thanks to one team member’s answered prayer. 

“After we’d completed the kids drama and Bible story on Tuesday morning, I went for a walk along the riverside and prayed for God to lead me to someone who was searching for him,” Turner Family Festival team member, Allan, recalls. 

“I saw Serena sitting there, and our conversation soon turned to the Family Festival.”

Serena had actually been bringing her children to the Festival for the past three years, but this year was going to be different…

“I asked if she knew why the Family Festival was running activities at the park. I explained it was to give people an opportunity to know more about Jesus and the difference he can make in a person’s life. 

She was curious to know what it meant to know Jesus and how he could give a person meaning in life. I shared my own story about how my life previously had no meaning, so I began searching for the truth. That search led me to Jesus,” he says. 

Allan also shared how he came to understand through the Scriptures the love that Jesus has for us, in spite of our faults and failings.

“Serena was shaken at the foundation of her beliefs.

I invited her to join our Ladies’ High Tea event, where my wife was also able to share her testimony,” he says.

Clearly moved by all she had seen and heard at the Festival, Serena asked Jesus into her life that very day. 

“After praying with another lady, she was filled with so much joy. This was a miracle that only God could do in the context of the whole team, who showed Serena his love,” says Allan. 

You are making these powerful testimonies possible through your support. Thank you so much.

To help keep this work going, please visit suwa.org.au/donate. 

*Name has been changed to protect privacy. 

More blog Posts

Mentoring Matters: 5 keys to help your teens thrive

24 September 2020

Close your eyes for a minute and think back to your…

Read More

Why do I celebrate NAIDOC Week?

7 November 2020

As a non-Indigenous Australian man, I confess to being a little…

Read More

‘Crazy’ Hair Supporting Food Bank at Moe South Street in Victoria

10 March 2022

A lot of local families, including some at our school, have…

Read More

SUPA Summa Fun at Mannum (River Mission) in South Australia

15 March 2022

What an exciting time for mission in Mannum. In this current…

Read More

Grace is riding the waves of life

23 March 2022

Nine-year old Grace’s world flipped upside down when her Dad’s health…

Read More

You’re helping Jade find her sunshine again

5 April 2022

Over the past year, Chappy Nancy has been co-running a lunchtime…

Read More

Young people discover life at Camp Odyssey

19 April 2022

Your support for SU Australia is giving children and young people…

Read More

Showing God’s love to children with disabilities

26 April 2022

During the pandemic, a passionate team of volunteers at Calvary Church…

Read More

How your support made a splash in Lily’s life

28 April 2022

  Chappy Angus loves being the school chaplain at Lee Street State…

Read More

Meet Joe Mullins – the 102-year-old SU Supporter

17 May 2022

In 1937, a young seventeen-year-old by the name of Joe Mullins…

Read More

Lizzie finds her answers in the Bible on camp

23 May 2022

Across Australia your support is helping young people like Lizzie discover…

Read More

Isabelle discovers a different story – a story of God’s love

7 June 2022

Across Australia your support is creating opportunities to partner with and…

Read More

Equipping generations to carry the lamp of God’s love

15 June 2022

When Ruth’s mum first became an SU ministry volunteer, little did…

Read More

Celebrating YOU – our amazing supporters

21 June 2022

  Dawn's spare change makes a big difference In 2007, Dawn…

Read More

Innovation and connection in the Bush

21 June 2022

Across Australia your support is helping to bring creative ideas to…

Read More

Tyson dips his toes into the waters of faith

6 July 2022

Your support for SU is giving children and young people opportunities…

Read More

Josiah’s career change to work for Eternity

6 July 2022

Why would you leave a profession you loved and found great…

Read More

Liam discovers God’s love through LEGO

6 July 2022

Children and families enjoyed rubbing shoulders with a TV star at…

Read More

Fun, fellowship and faith at Melrose

6 July 2022

More than 100 campers and leaders enjoyed an amazing weekend of…

Read More

Your support turned Marie’s life around

6 July 2022

SU Australia Beach Missions are not just events that happen over…

Read More

Equipping local churches in Darwin

6 July 2022

At SU Australia, we are passionate about training and equipping Christian…

Read More

Hostility becomes curiosity at Turner Family Festival Mission

6 July 2022

Championing Bible engagement goes to the very core of who SU…

Read More

Keeping the faith

6 July 2022

For many young people who come from Christian homes, entering university…

Read More

Scripture transforms Evie’s anger to hope

26 July 2022

SU Australia school ministry programs are many and varied. From school…

Read More

You helped Jess discover Jesus at Merry Beach

28 July 2022

At SU, we love seeing our volunteer leaders equipped and trained…

Read More

Easter Campers Know Jesus

3 August 2022

Despite the looming threat of COVID, Easter Camp returned for the…

Read More

Chaplain and church connect for family in need

10 August 2022

Two weeks before the end of the 2021 school year, Shyamala,…

Read More

Everyone belongs at Champions’ Club

16 August 2022

Your support for SU Australia creates opportunities to partner with and…

Read More

You helped Jamie and Tom overcome!

1 September 2022

God’s glory was again on full display as campers and leaders…

Read More

Volunteers get creative to bless Eyre kids

6 September 2022

After two years of COVID cancellations - and the threat of…

Read More

Fun for the whole family at Beach Mission

22 September 2022

Chilled summer nights. Relaxing by the beach. Serving the surrounding community…

Read More

Here’s what’s happening across SU Global

24 October 2022

As we celebrate SU's upcoming Global Week of Prayer from November…

Read More

Chace sees God’s love in action on camp 

1 November 2022

If actions speak louder than words, then for Chace, a Grade…

Read More

Church collab that’s ‘Out of this World’

1 November 2022

Earlier this year, SU partnered with St Peter’s Weston to hold…

Read More

Isla experiences Jesus at camp

1 November 2022

Performing Arts Camp had a record number of campers this year,…

Read More

No hiding from God’s love at SUPA and Beyond

1 November 2022

Laser tag, scavenger hunts, building mini catapults, playing footy and eating…

Read More

You’re helping Levi empower tomorrow’s young men

1 November 2022

Embedded into SU’s DNA is a passion for equipping and supporting…

Read More

Nadia encounters Jesus at SUPA Club

1 November 2022

After COVID lockdowns at the end of last year, tightened restrictions…

Read More

Jake discovers life through mateship, mud and mission

1 November 2022

For many young Australians, their childhood is filled with memories of…

Read More

SU Coola interns serve community in the NT

1 November 2022

SU Australia’s vision is to reach every child, young person, and…

Read More

God softens the hardest hearts at Camp v Wild

1 November 2022

Zach* and Shane’s* week at this year’s Camp vs Wild didn’t…

Read More

Lions, tigers and bible stories – oh my!

2 November 2022

It was a blessing to see young people in the Hobart…

Read More

Stephanie’s story

8 November 2022

Everyone has a story. For Stephanie, hers has been one of…

Read More

Izzy’s story

8 November 2022

Everyone has a story. Izzy's is about a young girl who…

Read More

Evangeline’s story

8 November 2022

Everyone has a story. For Evangeline, her story is one of…

Read More

Living in two worlds: my reflections on Australia Day

19 January 2023

When a close friend asks me in a whispered voice... "What…

Read More

Without you, there is no SU

30 January 2023

Volunteers are the heartbeat of SU Australia ministries, and we are…

Read More
Go to Top