Posts from March 2019

Posts from March 2019

SA news

The Lord calls us to reach out, use our talents, evangelise, and cultivate enthusiasm for His work, rather than doing our ‘own pleasure’!  He is very patient toward each one of us, and we thank Him for that!  Though not fulfilling the goal of ‘Cooking Classes’ and ‘Public Evangelistic Outreach’ planned for the final part of 2018 (these will have to be rolled over into 2019), we have been engaged in some ongoing regular outreach in some areas within our…

Health convention 2018

What a glorious sunny day as people were arriving from all over Australia for our year end AUC conference featuring the theme “Live 2B Healthy”. God wants to give His people health. “Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.” Jeremiah 33:6. The call to you is to “preserve every portion of the living machinery, that you may use it for God. Preserve it for Him. Your health depends…

Amariah & jamie squires’ wedding

G“And the Lord God said, it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him”   Genesis 2:18 On the 3rd of December 2018 families and friends joyfully gathered together to witness Amariah Payet and Jamie Squires exchange their vows as they began their lifelong journey together as husband and wife.   Amariah met Jamie for the very first time while attending the AUC Family Toolbox Camp in 2010. It was not until April 2016 when they again crossed paths,…

Queensland Baptism – 3/11/18: Fernando Balarezo

“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” mark 16:16 On Sabbath 3rd of November at Clayfield Church, we had a special morning worship service where Brother Ben Thiel shared the Word of God to church members and many visitors, followed by a profession of faith taken by Br. Paul Chapman.  We also had an enjoyable combined lunch, then we all headed off to Pirate Park at Scarborough by the beach to witness Brother Fernando Balarezo committing his life…

Elim health & book store

Grand Opening 25th November 2018.  A decision was made to have a combined Elim Health Food Store and Elim Book Store at the Australasian Union Conference Centre in Schofields.  The rooms which have been used in the past as a Church for the Slavic brethren was no longer being used by them and was vacant.  These rooms were transformed into one large area for the new project.  The plan to open such a store had been in the making for quite some time. Now it became a reality, and with no time wasted, the work of remodeling began.  Brother Robin Gordon with the help of Brother Joe Voncina removed all furniture, books, equipment, and floor carpet.  The two Ilic brothers, Ivan and Branko, came to the new venture to see how they would be able to help.  Branko placed a large glass…

Adventist leaders’ dialogue – december 2018

On December 5 and 6, 2018 an open and friendly dialogue between representatives of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement took place at the headquarters of the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.   The dialogue between a small group of leaders from both organisations acknowledged our shared heritage as well as our distinct differences. Nikolaus Satelmajer, one of the key organisers of the meetings on the Seventh-day Adventist side, said “The conversation was friendly and…

Editorial

“No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main.”  John Donne John Donne’s opening lines to his famous prose-poem was written during recovery from illness. In reflecting on the nearness of death to each of us, he expressed the view that it didn’t really matter if the “bell” was tolling for him or another. Each person’s death affects us all. We are all “part of the main” and an essential part…