Ben Thurley (me) is currently located in Kathmandu, Nepal with his lovely family.
Previously National Advocacy Coordinator for TEAR Australia I am now a volunteer fieldworker with TEAR, working as advocacy advisor with United Mission to Nepal. So, I’ve been allowed to do my dream job not once, but twice – in two different countries!
Seeking change and speaking out with and for poor and marginalised groups is – for me – a fundamental expression of my trust in God (Father, Son and Spirit) and a way to share a little of what I’ve been given. It also means that I get to meet, learn from and work with some of the most amazing people in the world.
I have, in the past, been employed as the NSW Coordinator for TEAR Australia, a high school teacher, traffic and transport surveyor, Hungry Jacks burger chef, and industrial hole-punch.
I am a husband to Lyndall, father to Gabriel and Jacob, son to Portia-Ann and David, brother to Gina, Esther, Alice and Tom.
The opinions expressed in this blog are my own. They do not reflect the opinions or policies of any group or organisation unless explicitly stated.