Partners in Mission

Our separate professions blend gently into one

Permitting shared vocation skills begin

With family values gently merged within

As offspring share from generations gone.

The kind of service others sometimes shun

We give together, facing worlds unseen

Recognising hopes which once had been

Submerged beneath what history had done.

Our wholeness formed in the partnership of grace

In others' healing - their community.

We look at them and see our changing face,

Respectful gaze of shared humanity.

Three decades' partnership in mission's way

Completed on this celebration day.


19 December 1994