Robert and Margaret Love are the NSW reps for Wycliffe Bible Translators.
It's a role that regularly sees them packing up the caravan and trekking through outback towns to meet with people, especially those who have been involved in Wycliffe programs and the churches who support the work.
One of these programs is called Story the Bible. Margaret explains. "People may or may not connect with preaching. Some people can read, some can't. But everybody loves a good story. We run three-day workshop to train people in how to tell a Bible story".
Robert and Margaret demonstrate how to take a Bible passage and turn it into a story that can be spoken. Participants are given a Bible passage to read and analyse. They are told to imagine they are actually there, getting it to sound like it's told rather than read. They are also given ways to use the story to promote discussion.
Those who do the course are encouraged to use the stories they have crafted in actual situations like church, Sunday school or family. When they ran the course at Warialda, one of the participants promptly went back to the caravan park where he was staying, gathered a group of campers and gave them a story. "Stories make it easy to share our faith", says Margaret.
Encounter Culture is another popular Wycliffe program. It's a four session workshop on how to befriend people from other cultures and communicate with them genuinely.
"You find different cultures as soon as you step out the door", says Margaret. "There are even different Aussie cultures. We want to be able to meet with people and genuinely share their concerns.
"These days missionaries come in many forms. God may call you to reach out to refugees and migrants in Tamworth or further afield. You might be transferred overseas and you want to know, 'How can I sensitively and appropriately share Jesus in this culture?"
Wycliffe's traditional work is Bible translation. Right at this moment Wycliffe is assisting indigenous Christians in NT to translate the Bible into Pitjantjatjara.
When home, Robert and Margaret are active in their own church, Saint Peter's, assisting in the Coledale front yard service, seniors ministry and various scripture union camps.
The couple met in PNG in 1992. Robert was a missionary with Witchcliffe. Margaret was there with Youth with a Mission.
Margaret say, "Our hearts' desire is that other people especially young people have the joy of carrying on this ministry. We are very ordinary people. All we've ever done is to do the next sensible thing under gods guidance."