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Mission for the Poor: Serving the people of Flores and Timor Leste

"Blessed is he who considers the poor: the Lord will deliver him on the day of trouble" Psalm 41.1"

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Visits to East Timor

Some memorable moments in Timor Leste – Dili, Maliana, Saburai and more (Posted September 2018)

The last year has flown by and we just realized that the last Continue reading “Some memorable moments in Timor Leste – Dili, Maliana, Saburai and more (Posted September 2018)”

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The people of Saburai village and their houses, Timor Leste (December 2017)

Saburai village is at the base of Saburai Mountain which is roughly 8km south of Maliana, in Timor Leste very close to the Indonesian border. The village runs Continue reading “The people of Saburai village and their houses, Timor Leste (December 2017)”

Special rosaries for Saburai (December 2017)

During Trevor’s visit to Timor Leste in December he visited the Saburai community and distributed around 300 Continue reading “Special rosaries for Saburai (December 2017)”

Two Saburai schools, Timor Leste – special Christmas gifts for the school children 2017

This Christmas was special for the school children of the two schools at Saburai. Through Continue reading “Two Saburai schools, Timor Leste – special Christmas gifts for the school children 2017”

Getting around the shops at Maliana, Timor Leste

Maliana is situated in the far western region of Timor Leste not far from the Indonesian border. It is reasonably remote being about 3 hours by road from the capital which is Dili. Sections of the road are not trafficable during the wet season. Thus, the shopping experience in Maliana is Continue reading “Getting around the shops at Maliana, Timor Leste”

Timor Leste post 5 – We visit the Saburai village (Timor Leste Mission visit, December 2016)

Several days after my arrival in Timor Leste, Brother Jimmy with some locals from Maliana, including myself visited the Saburai village. From the very start of the village to the very end is about two hours walk, and much of it is quite steep with Continue reading “Timor Leste post 5 – We visit the Saburai village (Timor Leste Mission visit, December 2016)”

Timor Leste post 4 – The Saburai MOP Christmas event (Timor Leste Mission, 10 December 2016)

It is Saturday 10 December and we are up early before dawn to prepare the food for the Christmas party at Saburai. The MOP brothers visited the Saburai community the week before and invited all. The Saburai community is extremely poor with Continue reading “Timor Leste post 4 – The Saburai MOP Christmas event (Timor Leste Mission, 10 December 2016)”

Timor Leste post 3 – Preparing for the Saburai Christmas event (Timor Leste Mission, December 2016)

The day after I arrived in Maliana the three brothers and I, plus a group of willing volunteers from Maliana traveled to Saburai to set up the tarpaulin covers for the Continue reading “Timor Leste post 3 – Preparing for the Saburai Christmas event (Timor Leste Mission, December 2016)”

Timor Leste 2 – Travelling south from Dili to Maliana (Timor Leste Mission, December 2016)

Last post we updated you on my trip from Brisbane to Dili. This current post shows you my travels from Dili to Maliana. Dili is situated on the northern coast of Timor Leste. The trip to Maliana involves travelling Continue reading “Timor Leste 2 – Travelling south from Dili to Maliana (Timor Leste Mission, December 2016)”

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