A Pakistani woman shared her life's story of finding hope in difficult times at a drought breakfast on Saturday.
Gunnedah Anglican Church's Lisa Newnham said it was a "wonderful" morning, meeting with 80 fellow community members and hearing from founder of Miracle Schools, Angela Michael.
"It was really interesting to hear about [Angela's] story and the school she had set up in Pakistan but also more about her life," Ms Newnman said.
"At the end she was speaking from a [Bible] passage.. Though these people outwardly appear poor, they are rich in Christ.
"It doesn't matter what our life looks like outwardly, we can still be rich in Christ."
Ms Newnman said it was a very social morning and gave women a chance to network.
"It was great to see afterwards ... lots of women stayed around speaking to each other and I think that's part of the encouragement of getting together," she said.
The event was sponsored by Anglican Aid and each participant received a gift bag with vouchers for local businesses.
"As a church, it was great to have the opportunity to show we really want to support everyone in the community, especially in these difficult times," Ms Newnman said.
The church has received drought funding from a number of organisations, including Anglican Aid, and minister Scott Dunlop said $10,000 had been distributed to those in need.
"We've been able to help local farmers with those funds ... from personal encouragement to the families, through to money towards restocking and also helping out with hay and feed," Mr Dunlop said.
"It's great to see the wider church family support our local [community] in such a positive, practical way."