Bob and Becky say G'day from Australia where they have served as church planters since March 1993. Their first term included supplying for two furloughing missionaries, one in Ballarat, one in Shepparton.
In 1998 they moved to Mt. Beauty, Victoria, where they have been involved in establishing a local church through local outreach, holiday programs for children, Sunday School, preaching, discipleship, ladies Bible study, and ladies outreaches. Bob has also mentored two men for the ministry and is currently working with another.
Annual outback training/evangelistic outreaches and involvement at Crystal Creek Christian Camp as camp director, camp parents, speaker, camp board member, and kitchen help, among many other functions also fill out the Hein's responsibilities. Putting the Gospel on signs around the dining hall at Camp was a goal accomplished last year.
One of the highlights for Bob this past term was ordaining one of the men whom he mentored. This young man and his wife have now been commissioned as ambassadors for Christ and are presently serving as church planters in a small town in northern Israel.
Bob and a pastor from a fellowshipping church held homiletics classes for men interested in preaching. They are encouraged to see some of the men who completed the classes now involved in pulpit supply for other churches without pastors. Before moving back to Mt Beauty, Bob helped for 9 months with the administration of the camp in the absence of an administrator. While continuing the ministry in Mt Beauty, the Hein's ministered in Cootamundra for 12 months until the church called a national pastor, who began in May 2011.
Bob and Becky have four children who all grew up in Australia, married Aussie's and are living in Oz. Ande, Katie and their 3 children are active in their local church in Lavington, New South Wales. David is maintenance man for Crystal Creek Christian Camp. He and Hannah attend Rose City Baptist Church in Benalla. Hannah is a nurse. Daniel and Anna live in South Australia with their 2 children. Daniel is a police officer. Rachel and Christopher, a farmer and shearer, have 2 children. They attend the Lavington Baptist Church.
Recently the church folk of Mt Beauty prepared a six part series of evangelistic materials for a community outreach mailing. For the rest of this term we intend to door knock to determine the impact in the community.
To view Bob and Becky Hein's photo gallery, click the picture below.