Posts by Nathan Tyler

Posts by Nathan Tyler

VIC Camp 2014 – Light Your World

Camp Waratah Bay was chosen for the Victoria/Tasmania Conference Camp this year, which was held from the 17th to the 21st of April 2014. “Light Your World” was the theme discussed. A small number gathered together on Thursday evening, 17 April 2014, for the start of the camp. The Elim Missionary College students were able to share the message of lighting the world before Christs Second Coming. David Dumaguit opened the camp with a study outlining “The Great Commission”. Friday the 18th April, numbers…

Now at rest: Br. Stevan Barat

The following was received from Ben Barat, regarding the passing of his father, Stevan Barat. The family may be contacted care of the Victoria-Tasmania Field Office. It is with sad heart and eldest son's responsibility I bring you the news of the passing earlier this evening of my father, Stevan Barat. Stevan was the husband of Latza, father of Benjamin, Elizabeth, Rebekah and Esther, father-in-law of Martha, Matthias, David and John, grandfather and great grandfather of many, and also a…

Floods in Australia – Update

In what has become another catastrophic summer for Australia, large portions of the country which have endured drought conditions for the past 10 years have now experienced torrential rain and flooding. Queensland In the aftermath of the Brisbane River flooding church leaders in Queensland have been in touch with all of our church members and friends. Some are still cut off from access to commercial centres, however all are safe. Some have reported their local supermarkets are running low on…

Queensland Floods: Mercy Revealed

The Brisbane River peaked early this morning, much lower than was expected. While thousands of homes were still flooded and extensive damage was seen, it could have been much worse. We received word yesterday evening that one of our members residing in the Lockyer Valley region was evacuated on Tuesday. We understand they are now safe. The Wivenhoe dam upstream of Brisbane was built with a direct purpose of flood mitigation in the wake of the 1974 floods.  The dam…

Queensland Floods: An Ongoing Crisis

Floods Escalate This week in Queensland, the flood situation has gone from bad to worse. The capital city of Brisbane and nearby Ipswich are bracing for unprecedented flooding. The latest floods have claimed at least 10 lives, with a further 90 persons still reported missing. Hundreds of people were evacuated last night, with about one-third of the city of Ipswich expected to go under water today. Brisbane is expecting the worst on Thursday (it “will be devastating” in the words…

Fire at Elim Heights

January 4, 2002 Elim Heights, Mellong, NSW—Bush fires raged causing moderate damage as 24 people were evacuated from the church’s Elim Heights Youth Camp on Thursday, January 3. The approaching blaze interrupted a worker’s meeting and summer school in progress at the camp, located near Sydney, Australia. A week earlier, area roads had closed and reopened intermittently, causing inconvenience to those traveling to and from the Australasian Union Youth Convention, held at the same location from December 24 to 29.…