On Sunday 29 May representatives of Ringwood Uniting Church and Hosana Church (Dili, Timor Leste), together with a representative of UnitingWorld, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a formal relationship between the two churches.
This relationship is a tangible expression of our Statement of Purpose to contribute to the life of our neighbours in the tradition of Jesus. Ringwood will seek to relate to, and contribute to in whatever ways we can, to support the Hosana Training Centre in its vision of teach young people in Timor Leste to speak English, use computers and make music. On the other hand, Ringwood looks for what our friends from Hosana can teach us about living with resilient hope-filled faith. The Ringwood Task Group will continue to work with our friends from Hosana to determine the best ways in which both objectives can be achieved. This is an exciting development and we look forward to how we and they are mutually benefited from this engagement.