About 8 years ago I somehow ended up at AMUC - an inner-city week-long camp run by TEAR Australia and Scripture Union that invites regular suburbanites like myself to consider issues of poverty and justice in light of the Gospel, and visit local agencies and organisations working with marginalised people here in Perth.
I found it to be both challenging and encouraging - Perth is littered with good people doing great work in quiet but incredibly important ways. I tend to see (or think that I see) holes and gaps all over our society, but in reality, there are a whole bunch of people already attempting to fill those gaps in loving and gracious ways. This camp puts you in touch with some of these well-known and lesser known gems of Perth while also inviting campers to consider the practical implications of the good news of Jesus and how they might play out in everyday suburban life in Perth.
I highly recommend this camp to anyone. While there's no Amos Australia label on it, it aligns very closely with our goals, values and understanding of the gospel, and so it make absolute sense that we encourage you to consider attending. AMUC runs from the 8th-12th of July and you can find more details here.
- Clinton Bergsma, Executive Officer Amos Australia