“I’ve been knitting for 90-years”

Edith donates to the mission from the knitting of her teddies

Edith donates to the mission from the knitting of her teddies

Edith lives in the Archer Home and loves to knit.
“I have really enjoyed following the Golden Oldies mission trips over the years. I really like the mission projects they are involved in.”
However she isn’t able to travel anymore, so now is using her skills by fundraising for the mission projects. This year she presented Graeme Mitchell, the Leader of the Mission, with a cheque for $180.
“I’ve been knitting teddies and selling them to support the children in the orphanage”
and since then she has knitted a further 3 teddies and raised more funds!
The recent Fiji Youth Missions team came and supported the fundraising efforts for Fiji missions

The recent Fiji Youth Missions team came and supported the fundraising efforts for Fiji missions

The recent Youth Mission Team to Fiji came and supported a Golden Oldies fundraising quiz night. They shared their recent experiences and together the evening raised a further $960 for these mission projects.
Meanwhile Elizabeth and Carlene from last year’s trip came back and started fundraising by selling embroidered crosses and bookmarks. They raised a $1,000 and now this year Elizabeth is returning to help teach the Fijian ladies, through the House of Sarah, how to make these crosses as a mini-business for their churches.
Golden Oldies ladies from 2013 team along with the ladies from the House of Sarah. Carelene second from left; Elizabeth second from right}

Golden Oldies ladies from 2013 team along with the ladies from the House of Sarah. Carelene third from left; Elizabeth second from right}

A sample of the embroidered crosses

A sample of the embroidered crosses


From this fundraising and other individual donations, a variety of projects are being supported. One of these has been to purchase a new water tank for the Bible College. The Golden Oldies team will be visiting and involved in a number of these projects during their mission trip.
The new water tank installed at the Bible College

The new water tank installed at the Bible College

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