Les and Georgie Hook - about us:

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We were married in Newcastle on 17th July 1971 and have two adult children (boys) and four grandchildren. Since our marriage we have lived in many places including Newcastle (several times), Sydney, Melbourne, Narooma and Bermagui. In 1988 we travelled to Hawaii with YWAM and this became the launching pad for us into cross-cultural ministry. Our desire is to equip Indigenous leaders for Ministry and to provide resource materials for use in local Churches and communities.

                     Ministry History

1988
Crossroads Discipleship Training School with YWAM in Kona, Hawaii – 3 months training and then 2 months outreach to Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Philippines.
1989 (March)
Staff with CDTS in Kona, Hawaii and subsequent ministry trips to Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
1990 (September)
Pastor of Baptist Church in Bermagui, NSW.
1993 (December)
Moved to Newcastle and settled at Warners Bay. Attended Warners Bay Baptist Church under Pastor Ray Nelson-Hauer.
1996 (August)
Reconnected with YWAM (Kings Kids) and went to Atlanta, Georgia (USA) with an outreach team to the Olympic Games.
1997
Moved to Maryland (Newcastle) and attended Church For The Nations (now Hunter Christian Life Centre) under Pastor Steve Blake.
1999
Sent to Bougainville for one month to oversee aid distribution and to teach "Healing, Forgiveness and Reconciliation" seminars.
1999
Beginning of our relationship with Boggabilla when a group of women visited our Church. Our return visit was the first of many.
2000
Went to Bougainville again for two months teaching "Healing, Forgiveness and Reconciliation" seminars.
2001
God began initiating our move to Boggabilla.
2002 (January)
We left Newcastle and moved to Boggabilla.
2004
Les and Georgie both completed the “Diploma in Aboriginal Family and Community Counselling” with University of New England at Armidale.
2004
Les completed the “Advanced Diploma in Christian Studies” with Hope College (ACC).
2005 (February)
Began “Oasis Family and Community Church” in Boggabilla.
2006 Hosted our first team of young people from a Church Youth Group. This was to be the first of many and this year (2014) we are expecting 8 groups from Churches and Christian Schools to visit our community.
2012 Georgie began working as Chaplain at Boggabilla Central School. 
2014
Commenced OASIS MINISTRIES AUSTRALIA BIBLE INSTITUTE in Boggabilla with 8 students.