On the 4th of March, all the Sydney churches came together, and we held a farewell at Schofields Church for the Dumaguit family. We spent the afternoon in a praise and fellowship meeting, and after the closing of Sabbath, we enjoyed a delicious dinner that all contributed to.
After eating, we watched a short PowerPoint presentation of photos taken during the Dumaguit’s time with us and then presented them with a gift from all of us at church: a book of Australian landscape images and also a plaque which quoted Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans that I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good…to give you a future and a hope.”
We miss their presence in our congregation, but trust that the Lord is guiding and blessing their plans and the work in Auckland, New Zealand.
~ Submitted by Vivian Cosson