Our desire is to see teams from all over Australia and the nations come to Tasmania and join us in spreading the love of God to every person in every town. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to encounter God’s love and we want to see all of Tasmania encounter the goodness of God.
There are many needs and a lot of rejection on this small island. We want people to know that God has chosen them, He is calling them to a place of belonging in His family and they are not rejected.
We started this journey in April 2012 and as of January 2019 we have ministered in every single town across Tasmania! But we aren’t stopping there – we believe that God has so much more in store for Tasmania.
In 2021, we have been focusing on 60 towns. In each town we spend time reading a portion of the Bible, interceeding, worshipping, and evangelising.
We drove to the end of the road at Cockle Creek at the farthest South place in Tasmania to share with campers that God is great; From reading the Bible, to prophesying at the End of the World at Arthur River on the North West Coast, to flying to Flinders and King Islands and sharing with local people there. As we have walked the streets and trails, and drove to every corner of the state, God has impressed upon us how beautiful this place is, and how He loves the people of Tasmania.
Niko is a ministry of King’s Kids International. Niko is a word that means to conquer, to overcome, or to pereservere until the end.
It is a leadership training program where you take risks to discover more about who God has made you to be. Your learning environment will be the great outdoors, the classroom of life. You will learn skills vital to working as a team, being a leader, and pushing yourself beyond limits you thought you could never overcome.
As an individual or a group you learn to surrender your individual rights and learn new levels of interdependence with others. The most important aspect is to grow in your dependence on God.
The program takes you into a process of experiences and growth. It is not an ordinary adventure camp or a survival camp which aims to have great performance. It is a life-changing experience that allows you to grow in your understanding of God and yourself.
For as long as I can remember, people have told me I would be a leader. But I often dreaded that word, because I feared failure. Then, on NIKO, I got an opportunity to lead my team. While fear of failure rose up, something else also rose within me – the desire to care well for my team. Instead of allowing fear to paralyze me, I let care empower me to make decisions that helped the team move forward, even through challenging situations.Later, the team affirmed my leadership. Everything they said described the leader I longed to be… but didn’t believe I had in me. I’m so thankful for the opportunity through NIKO to discover more of the leader God made me to be!
Together, let’s end Bible poverty! Partnering with the local church and other teams, we want to distribute or at least offer a Bible to every home in Tasmania.
2021 is a special year for Sorell and five other towns, because it marks the 200th anniversary of the naming of our town. We feel that this is significant for what God is doing in Tasmania; while we celebrate the historical naming of our town, we will also be celebrating God’s “naming” of our town and our state as His. We want all of Tasmania to know and receive what God has done for us. That’s why we partnered with Bible Society Australia to print 10,000 copies of our custom Bible, No Greater Love.
We have knocked on every door in our local town Sorell, as well as Ross, Perth, Campbell Town, Oatlands, and Brighton. So far, we have distributed over 6,000 Gospels of Luke!
“Over the weekend, myself and a DTS team from Perth @ywamperth went to the mall in Launceston to hand out Bibles. After jogging across the street in the rain to catch up with a guy we’d been talking to, we found ourselves at the bus stop. Next to the guy we jogged over to meet was a young couple. I began to share with them that we wanted to celebrate Tasmanians by giving them this free gift. During our conversation, I was able to share the Gospel and my testimony of how Jesus had impacted my life. This young couple both eagerly accepted Jesus that day! Within 10 minutes we were talking to another girl who allowed us to share the Gospel and she responded as well and accepted Jesus!! All glory to God! It was the little nudges from God that led us to that bus stop that day and I am so grateful that God allowed us to be a part of it. What a privilege “