Introduced to The Word For Today by his mother, Mark from Gold Coast has embraced the daily ritual of reading it, a tradition he inherited from her many years ago. ‘It’s great waking up and reading an encouraging word that you might need for that day,’ he says.
Mark now travels to remote communities to conduct Mental Health First Aid training, where he often connects with fellow believers who feel isolated.
‘There’s some remote communities that we go up to in the Northern Territory,’ says Mark, ‘that are experiencing very young people taking their lives. The one first aid response that we do is teaching people how to pick up signs and ask questions.’
Mark emphasises the importance of people experiencing God’s love without complicating the message. ‘It’s more about being mindful of your neighbour and your friend and checking in with them.’
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