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My vocation story: from Lost Boy to finding God in the desert

“The desert is a significant place where people can meet God. Even before Jesus, holy people used to withdraw themselves from their families and live in deserts to meet with God. I encountered God for the first time when I travelled the deserts and slept in deserts as a child – the desert is where my intimacy with him, before I became Christian, began,” says St Francis College formation student Mamuor Kunpeter, as Vocations Month continues

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Accepting the challenge

“God called Ross from a well-paid role in agriculture to a poorly-paid role in the Church…and he accepted the challenge. In comparison, ordained ministers are paid well these days, but there is still something deeply vocational about our role. It demands much of us and will take us to places that are physically, psychologically and emotionally challenging,” says Bishop Cam Venables

The Rev'd Canon Sarah Plowman recording her new podcast 'On Call' in the lead up to Vocations Month in 2021

New ‘On Call’ podcast shares vocation stories

“I really hope that a simple podcast like this will allow people searching for their vocation to tap into the experiences of others. Storytelling can inspire and instruct, and give people a real insight into how they might serve God in their own life,” says The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman, as Vocations Month continues


ACSQ vocations walk – a pilgrimage of purpose

“I think that taking time out in the outdoors is a fantastic way to connect with God and God’s purpose for our lives. So, as part of my role as Director of Ordinands and Vocations, I am leading a one-day pilgrimage walk from the Mt Coot-tha summit to St John’s Cathedral so we can reflect on vocation and call,” says The Rev’d Canon Sarah Plowman


ACSQ vocations one-day pilgrimage walk

Pilgrimage starts at:
Mt Coot-Tha
Summit lookout
1012 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr
Mt Coot-Tha  Qld  4066

Pilgrimage ends at:
St John’s Cathedral
373 Ann Street
Brisbane  Qld  4000

Join the Anglican Church Southern Queensland (ACSQ) Director of Vocations, The Rev’d Sarah Plowman, on a one-day pilgrimage from Mt Coot-Tha to St John’s Cathedral. Along the way you will have opportunities to reflect and pray, and chat with others about vocation, your life’s purpose and God’s mission in the world. See more.