News from around the Australasian Union Conference.

Winter Canvassing Program

Woombye, QLD—From 30 June to 4 July 2018 the Secretary of the General Conference Canvassing Department, Br. Adrian Finaru, held a Winter Canvassing Program in Woombye. About fifteen individuals participated in the five-day program. Participants spent time distributing literature and selling and delivering books door-to-door. There was also time for recreation and participating in the […]

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.” […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.   […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

GC Circular: Canvassing Work

Roanoke, Virginia, July 11, 2018 To All our brethren and leaders of God’s Church around the world, we extend warm Christian greetings with the following inspired words: “Cast thy bread upon the waters; for thou shalt find it after many days,” Ecclesiastes 11:1. “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good […]

Acquiatian Family Welcome

We welcome to Australia Brother Randy Acquiatan and his lovely family—wife Adrilyn, three sons, Kevin, Ian and Randy Jr., and daughter Diadem. Brother Acquiatan has been serving the Lord full-time since 2000. He was ordained to the ministry minister 6 years ago and served two terms as the President of the Philippines Union Conference.  In […]

VIC Camp 2018

Over 100 people gathered for the annual Victoria camp, held again this year among the rolling hills of Alexandra. The theme was “Are You Ready for Eternity?”. Held over the Easter long weekend, the camp featured presentations and workshops on the general theme of a relationship with Jesus and daily walk with Him. A highlight […]

Highlights From NZ Field

Song Service at Avondale Rest Home, Auckland, New Zealand  Sabbath, 14th April 2018  We have been blessed in recent weeks with the return of Brother Doug Thirkettle and Brother Sam Batger and his family to New Zealand.    On the Sabbath morning, prior to the rest home visit, Br. Doug gave a sermon on “The Bible, […]

Melissa Brown’s Baptism

It is a wonderful blessing when youth give their hearts to God, as they have so much to offer Him with their enthusiasm, vigour and strength.  “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure […]