Australia – Pacific

The Australia – Pacific base of Teen Missions International

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History & Ministries


  Teen Missions Australia is located on spacious property near Tewantin, Queensland on Australia’s Gold Coast. Brothers, Des and Roly Lennox, donated this 260-acre parcel of land in 1987. Teen Missions began running Boot Camps in Australia in 1988. Boot Camps for Australian and New Zealand teenagers continued to run through 2017. A new Boot Camp is scheduled to begin in New Zealand in December 2018. The Australia property is currently being used by Scripture Union for their various youth ministries in addition to Teen Missions office operations. 

The Land & People of Australia

Australia is a land full of contrasts: it is the largest island and the smallest continent; it has the most despairing red outback and luscious rain forests; it’s home to adorable koalas and deadly jellyfish. Positioned between the Indian and the South Pacific Oceans, it is roughly the size of the United States but boasts of only 21 million citizens. English is the official language but 19% speak aboriginal dialects.  Australia is divided into six states and three territories, including the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), the home of the nation’s capital, Canberra. The majority of the population lives in the cities along the coast, but many also live in the outback, raising sheep and cattle.  Over the years there has been racial tension between the white Australians and the aboriginals.  Though much of it has been reconciled there is still tension between the people groups.

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Latest News

  • Australian Boot Camp Celebrates the Nations January 29, 2015 Australia Boot Camp Report For the week of Dec 13-Dec 21: The team members have arrived we had 23 leaders and 75 teens, for a total of 98. And Boot Camp is in full swing. The teens have arrived mostly by car this year. A small group flew in which made our job easier for pick-ups, only needing one bus. Then the rains greeted the teens coming off the bus from the airport. Our temps are in the low 80’s F (or 26 C) ...
  • Australia Base Report February 12, 2014 AUSTRALIA BOOT CAMP SUMMARY Madagascar Motorcycle team: This all girls team (one guy leader did join them last minute) was a multi task team. They dismantled and re-roofed one of the buildings, made trusses and bricks. Then they headed out on motorcycles to the remote part of the country visiting Aids Orphan Rescue Units and villages. Teaching and sharing and just loving on the kids, until the monsoon rains came and closed off the roads. The missionary and the students of the ...
  • Australia in Boot Camp December 22, 2013 Please pray for the Aussie teens who are now in Boot Camp in Australia from Dec. 14-25. The teams will be at their project locations Dec. 26-Jan. 19. Debrief will be going on from Jan. 21-24. They will be returning home Jan. 25. Please pray that the Lord will do mighty things in and through these young folks.
  • Teen Missions Australia Travel Team November 21, 2013 Teen Missions Australia is planning a road trip across Australia in 2014! Training starts on March 1, 2014 at our Australian base north of Brisbane. The road trip will end on December 24, 2014. One goal is hands on Bible training while travelling from the east coast to the west coast of the nation. You and your team will be made up of Aussies, New Zealanders and Americans, who will travel from Brisbane to Perth visiting schools, churches, and youth events promoting Teen ...
  • Australia’s Awesome Camp Season October 30, 2013 cook islands australian mission tripThe Australia base is busy with youth camps. The large youth camps have arrived. This is our mad season, camps are coming and going. This last week we had over 300 church group teens running around...We have seen 190 salvations or dedications from this. Praise God! The second group arrived right after the first group was driving the buses out the door. They did not leave us much time to clean, but they seemed like they did not mind. This ...
  • Australian Boot Camp Mission Trip Reports —12/12 April 12, 2013 cook islands australian mission tripMission Trip Testimonies from the Australia Boot Camp To God be the glory for these trip reports from Teen Missions overseas base in Australia reported by Mike Reilly Summer Highlights from the teams in their own words       (US editor: some text edited for readability) Greece Our main project was working on a drug rehab site and surrounds. The team completed a mile long fence and a gravel road. We also worked for Scripture Union Hostel in Athens doing painting and landscaping. We ...
  • Upgrading the Australia Base October 20, 2011 Teen Missions Australia has been working on several projects to upgrade the property of the Bible Missionary Work Training School that the US team started this last summer.
  • Aussie ministries bear fruit September 27, 2010 Jo our student showing the way A Christian school that has had a lot of teens go on our mission trips called us and asked if some of our BMW students could be leaders at a school camp. The camp was not to be a normal school camp, but was going to have a very Christian/God focus. There were about 50 at the camp and the age range was 13-15 years old and it ran from the 1st to 3rd of September. Four of our five ...
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  1. Just in the history you have Tewantin listed as in the Gold Coast – no, Sunshine Coast – easy mistake cause we don’t always read our own site stories

  2. Our son , Roddy Wagnet, came over from US to help build the facility in 1989. Wee are just u to the area today and might stop by.

  3. Pingback: Hames, Blair and Carrie (Winter, 2010) | Teen Missions International | Christian Short Term Mission Trips

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