One of the highlights of visiting Perth was seeing where Richie went to Bible college. As a young man, he flew to “the West” to attend Mamarapha College not knowing a single soul. It was arranged that he would be picked up from the airport by John Beck, a fellow student, and dropped off at a home where he would board. On the road below, he told me the full story and said that it was one of the toughest things he has ever done in his life.
Mamarapha College is a tertiary level Bible college that aims to help Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women grow and develop in all dimensions of life.
Richie attended Mamarapha straight after his one year stint at Avondale College. His campus was located on the school grounds of Carmel Adventist College. Mamrapha has since moved to this new property - an old public school in the Perth Hills.
Even though moving across the country was scary, he ended up making friends with people who, to this day, stand as some of his best mates. Like Darren… remember Darren?
Darren and Richie hit it off straight away at college. Can you tell?
If you know anyone of indigenous background, encourage them to look into attending. It changed Richie’s life forever.
For more infomation on the amazing college go here.