Posts from September 2020

Posts from September 2020

AUC Studio Hosts History Lesson

A project from Brazil saw Brother A. C. Sas prepare and record a history lesson on the origin and early history of the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement. The presentation was delivered in the Portuguese language.
 Since the start of pandemic restrictions in March, we have put a lot of work into upgrading the AUC President’s office to also function as a studio, enabling video recording on demand. One window was blacked out, lighting installed, and studio equipment was donated,…

Children’s Online Programs – Positive Reviews

Some thoughts received by the Education Department from mothers of young children regarding the children’s on-line programs: 
“We are in the USA in a church without other young children. For us, the interactive Sabbath School class begins Friday evenings, and my children now look forward to the opening of Sabbath as they never have before. It’s been a great blessing and encouragement for them to see other children like themselves studying to follow the Lord. Thank you so much for…

Reflections on Ninety Years of Life

Br Aca Ilic, at a recent prayer meeting, had some words of reflection after his 90th birthday.
 Dear Brothers and Sisters, the time has come for me to say a few words at the end of my ninetieth year. Yesterday was my birthday. 
I was born in September, 1930 in Metkovic, Yugoslavia. I was baptised when I was 13 years old in May, 1943, during World War II. We heard about the Reform Movement in the third quarter of 1945,…

In Memory of Our Brother Duraisamy Sureshkumar

On behalf of the Australasian Union Conference, we wish to convey our deepest sympathies to the Sureshkumar family: Sister Chandra, her children—Janet, Johnson, and Joan; son-in-law Emmanuel Roshan, and daughter-in-law Jasmine Johnson; and grandchildren: Hannah, Samuel, and Danielle—we also send our sincere condolences to other family members spread around the world.
 We were shocked and very sad to hear the news of the passing away of Brother Duraisamy Sureshkumar, who fell asleep in Jesus on Thursday, 27th August 2020. Although,…

In Loving Memory of Our Dear Sister Alexandrina Silva

The Australasian Union Conference extends our sincere condolences to the Silva Family.  May God comfort each one of you through the loss of your loved one. It is with great sadness that we wish to inform you that our dear Sister Alexandrina fell asleep in Jesus on the 6th August 2020 in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.  In faith, we look forward to the resurrection morning, when we will once more be with our loved ones.  “For if we…

Dedication of Eleanor Dammasch

They wanted to come to conferences, but those were all cancelled. They wanted to go to Queensland, but the borders closed. Finally, the parents of little Eleanor Dammasch requested that we have her dedicated right in her home.
 It was not to be a small affair, however. With a several church members in the area, and friends and family gathered, quite a few people came together on Sabbath the 5th of September.
 Br. Nathan Tyler presented a Bible study for…

More Progress in Queensland

With a fresh coat of paint inside and out, the residence and multipurpose building at the Clayfield Church has been dubbed, “The White House.”
 Many hours of work have gone into finishing structural modifications, cladding and lining, roofing, flooring, outside steps, painting and many more tasks. 
We particularly would like to acknowledge the help of our volunteers. Thanks to all workers and donors who have help toward seeing this project push forward. Much progress has been made, but also much…

Elim Heights Working Bee

Ahead of the anticipated rebuilding of shed and hall, the Elim Heights committee has identified a number of maintenance and repair items that need attention. A working bee has been scheduled for the 4th of October, with all available hands needed to help.