News from around the Australasian Union Conference.

Western Australia Field Conference

  For all who attended the Western Australian Field Conference held during the long weekend in September, I am sure it was an incredible blessing. The Conference began on Friday night with Br. Southwell giving the first study on the theme of the Conference, which was "Onward Ever Onward". The song he picked for the…

Queensland Field Spiritual Conference

  "Reflecting Christ" was the theme for the Queensland Field Spiritual Conference. The venue was Kenilworth, which is approximately 2 hours North of Brisbane. Church members and visitors from New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland arrived at our camp location to sing, study, learn, pray and fellowship. The Lord blessed us with beautiful weather which…

PNG Mission Field Report

  Hello brethren, sisters and young people. I thank the Father for His infinite mercy for giving us an opportunity to become His sons and daughters through Christ’s sacrifice and by accepting the robe of righteousness. We held our PNG Spiritual Conference and Delegation Session between, 10 – 16 September 2002. Attendees at the Spiritual…

New Zealand Field Conference News

  Between the dates, May 31 and June 3, we held our Field Spiritual Convention and Field Delegation Session. The Conference Theme was "In the Spirit and Power". The venue was Camp Morley, set amongst farmland on the southern shores of the Manukau Harbour. It was very picturesque. The weather remained fine for most of…

New South Wales Field Conference

  We rose early on Friday morning, July 7, 2002 and travelled by car towards Sydney, looking forward to a spiritually refreshing time together with more members of our church family. After arriving in the mid-afternoon at the Elim Heights Youth Camp, we found the camp nice and green. The results of the fire five…

PNG Youth Convention

  It was with a lot of apprehension mingled with a thrill of adventure that the little group of Australians left from Sydney on 24 June to embark on the most awesome two weeks that we had ever imagined. Well for me it was! After 3 tiring plane trips, we were very warmly welcomed by…

New Zealand Field News

  On the 19 February 2002, five members left Auckland in a rented van enroute to Nelson in the South Island, to share in the baptism of three souls.  One candidate was picked-up from Tirau on the way south.  The following day, we travelled on the vehicular ferry across Cook Straight and through the picturesque Marlborough Sounds…

Victorian/Tasmanian Field News

  We would just like to praise the Lord for the time He has given us each one to work for Him. The last few months have been busy and rewarding in this corner of the vineyard. Both old and young among our members and friends from Keilor Park Church and Shepparton Group have been…

Trainee Bible Workers Seminar

  Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, Greetings from cloudy Melbourne with a verse of light, "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee." Isaiah 60:1 I want to write about the time we spent in Sydney after the close of the Youth Convention. It…

Carnarvon Missionary Trip

  On the long weekend of the January 27, the youth from the Perth church all made the long and tiring trip to Carnarvon, a town approximately 10 hours drive from Perth, to respond to an invitation to sing and take the services at the Adventist and Church of Christ congregations there. We had originally…

Stratham Church Building Dedication

  On Sunday, 2 December 2001, the Stratham Church was dedicated.  After much preparation, and many invitations, the little church was completely full as the congregation rose to sing Samuel Wesley’s great hymn, “The Church has One Foundation”. The Bible reading was taken from John 4:5-15, and Br. Southwell gave his address based on that incident…

New South Wales Field Missionary Report

  Dear Friends, Greetings with “Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength…”  Isaiah 45:24 The Lord’s work here in NSW is progressing steadily and it often seems that there are not enough hours in a day or days in a week to accomplish the tasks and needs that arise in this…

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…