Alf and Irene Green
Name: Uncle Alf and Auntie Irene Green
Occupation: Christian Evangelists, Social Workers
Place of Residence: Casino, NSW
Tribe/Language: Bundjalung people
Alf Green, 61, and his wife Irene grew up on Tabulam Aboriginal Reserve in New South Wales.
For the first 25 years of their marriage they travelled around Australia and beyond working as full-time Christian evangelists.
“We’ve been around telling that there is another way. Alcohol and drugs and whatever…you can come out of them situations by taking Jesus as your Lord and Saviour because He’s the one who came to set the captives free,” said Irene.
Alf first gave his heart to Jesus in the 70s when he came to Church drunk. He heard the preacher say, “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Alf said, “Even in my drunken state I thought, ‘…If God could love me as I am, how could I turn Him away?’”
Alf and Irene are passionate about helping people reach their God-given destinies. “God has a wonderful destiny for each and every one of us, no matter what background. Not one of us is left out of God’s plan. Whatever the plan is, it’s a wonderful plan,” said Alf.
Alf and Irene’s ancestors are the Bundjalung people. The Bundjalung people are Indigenous Australians who are the original custodians of northern coastal areas of NSW, located approximately 500 kilometres northeast of Sydney.
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