Posts from August 2018

Posts from August 2018

Baptism – Natali Fuenzalida

23 June 2018  Queensland Baptism   “Baptism is a most solemn renunciation of the world. Those who are baptized in the threefold name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit … declare publicly that they have forsaken the service of Satan and have become members of the royal family, children of the heavenly King.” Lift Him Up, p. 302.  On Sabbath 23rd of June 2018, a special afternoon service was held at Clayfield Church, where relatives, church members and…

Focus Singers Dinner and Concert

Colossians 3:17 “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him”.  We give thanks to God first and foremost for the bountiful blessings He has bestowed upon us that we were able to put one of Focus Singers’ long awaited plans in motion and to fulfill it with much success.  Sunday the 27th of May was the chosen night for something we had…

The Divine Human Family – Part 2

THE DIVINE HUMAN FAMILY – NO. 2 W. PRESCOTT ALL IN HIM I DO not ask this evening that you should comprehend the lesson of this hour, but I do ask that whatever the Word says may be received and believed; because it is only in that way that we can do anything with the lesson of this hour. The Jews lost one of the very best lessons, in fact the lesson of all lessons that Christ endeavored to teach…

WA: Branch Sabbath School

A Branch Sabbath School has been started in Western Australia in the suburb of High Wycombe. The group held its first meeting on May 26 and meets every Sabbath from 10 to 11 in the morning.   The group is organized by the Guildford Church, which is located only a short 15-minute drive away. Guildford Church agreed to commence its Divine Service at 11:30am to permit rostered members attending the Branch Sabbath School to return in time for the church service.…

Schofields Church Cooking Demonstration

Schofields Church – Vegetarian Cooking Classes  7, 14, 21 May 2018  We praise the Lord for being able to present the health message to the community another time through health lectures and practical food preparation and sampling.  The classes were once again well attended by the public.  It was lovely to see so many familiar faces and many new ones.  We were blest to have the Elim Missionary College students here for this event, and we thank Brother Paul Michael…

SA – Fellowshipment

On Sabbath the 26th of May, here in Adelaide we were privileged to have Brother John Warncken and Brother Gary Southwell profess their faith in the Lord and their belief in the truths that we hold dear in the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement. Both had previously been members of the Reform Movement, but for various reasons had resigned from church membership.  We were privileged to have Brother Paul Chapman here  for this same Sabbath and for the Divine Service.…

SA News

SA NEWS: 1st half of 2018.    The Lord calls us to reach out, to use our talents to evangelise, sharing with enthusiasm the gospel message, rather than doing our own pleasure. This is much needed here in Adelaide, a quiet, conservative, sleepy little ‘town’. Most people are content with what they have and the lifestyle they have chosen, so it’s very hard for most to change or even investigate something else that may be better. But the Lord knows the…

NSW Camp

The weather was good for the annual New South Wales camp at Elim Heights. Meanwhile, we prayed for rain—the latter rain of the Holy Spirit—as we shared in the spiritual messages on the theme, “Gathered for Eternity.”  Topics such as these were presented: “Atmosphere of Heaven,” “Ripening for Harvest,” “Throwing Out the Lifeline,” and “Counsel from a True Witness.”  A highlight of the camp was the Elim Missionary College graduation, where another 16 young people completed the four-month training program.…

Dudley Foord House Visit

A great opportunity opened to present a mini Focus Singers concert at the Dudley Foord House at The Ponds where Sister Catharina Sas resides. So, on Sabbath 19th May 2018, Focus Singers along with a small number of our church members, friends and EMC students assembled for a lovely afternoon of singing and instrumental items.   We were truly blessed, as I am sure the residents, their families and staff members were also, as we all joined together in singing old…

EMC Summary

Elim Missionary College  This year marked the 10-year anniversary of the Short Intensive Missionary Training Program run by Elim Missionary College. A four-month seminar series, the program is open to church members from around the globe. This year’s program was the sixth such program and was attended by 17 students.  From Australia, Brazil, Canada, French Polynesia, Philippines, and the United States, the student body were diverse but also energetic. With an average age of just under 20 years old, they…

Elizabeth Olive Brittain

Elizabeth Olive Brittain  18/05/1933 – 9/05/2018  Our deepest sympathies and Christian love go out to the Brittain and Southwell families as they mourn the loss of their loved one, Elizabeth Olive Brittain (Southwell).  Elizabeth (also known as Mum, Nan, Betty, Aunty Betty, Bet, and Sr. Brittain) was a remarkable person, an inspiration to many.  Her thoughtfulness towards others left an indentation in the lives of many.  She will be remembered for her adventurous spirit, her kindness, helpfulness, hard-working, cheerful personality,…

Condolences to the Allen Family

Condolences to the Allen Family  It is with deep sorrow that we express our heartfelt sympathies to the Allen Family.  Brother David Allen fell asleep in Jesus on 19th March 2018.  Susanna’s memories of her Dad  I always knew this day would come, but secretly I hoped it would be many more years away. I can’t thank you enough for all the things you have done and taught me over the last 28 years. Your passion for life and positive…

Baptism – Coleambally

12 May 2018  On Sabbath 12 May we were blessed to gather together for the baptism of Lucy and Caleb Wiseman and Sarah McMahon.  It was inspiring to listen to the testimony of these youth as they committed their lives to God.   After Brother Graham gave words of advice and encouragement, we met on the banks of Channel 9, Coleambally, for the baptism.  A number of students from the missionary school and visitors from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane were present…

Amariah & Jamie Engaged

Few moments in life are as special as the day of one’s engagement. Congratulations to Amariah Payet and Jamie Squires who were engaged in Western Australia on April 2. You are both very much loved by your church family, and we are so happy you two found each other. You both share a love for God and His cause, and we wish you God’s guidance and wisdom as you plan your future together.   “…as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride,…