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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…

SA Baptism – Brett Wilcox

It was with great joy and refreshingly cooler weather that the baptismal drought in South Australia was broken on Sabbath, the 18th of January 2020. Brother Brett Wilcox has finally decided to make the ‘plunge’ and join Jesus publicly. After studying, on and off over the years, the reasons for our little company’s existence and the Present Truth, he is uniting with God and the church. He has studied with our brethren at Brisbane (Clayfield), in Perth (Guilford), and now…

LIttle Ones…

Gurduiala Family Grows Congratulations to the Gurduiala and Newman families on this wonderful news.A little bundle of joy arrived at the home of George and Shelley on Wednesday the 15th January 2020. How thrilling must it have been for these parents when God’s precious gift entered their family! We pray the Lord will richly bless George and Shelley with wisdom and knowledge, as they bring up little Eva Victoria to honor and love her Creator! Baby Boy Arrival It is…

Eulogy – Maria Cristea

I’d like to share with you all a few things about the life of our grandmother Maria Cristea. Maria was born in the heart of Romania in the small German village of Sincu Brasov on the 14th of June, 1934, to parents Emil Ghircoias and Elena Moga, who were both of similar age, born in 1898. She was the baby of the family—she had three brothers, Gheorghe, Jon and Basile. Life was not easy, when you consider that World War…

A Tribute to our Mum – Catharina Bende Sas

This is a very brief recollection of the life of a beautiful lady, Catharina Bende Sas, as seen through the eyes of her children Lidia, Charles and Rubem. Catharina Bende Sas was born on Saturday, 24th November 1934, in a little town called Caiva Presidente Venceslau.  The second of nine children born to Americo and Barbara Bende.   Sadly, two passed away very young, in their infancy.  Andrew was only 5 weeks old when he died of cot death and Lidia…

Zachariah John

Early on a Tuesday morning, the home of Brother Benny and Sister Amy Gules rang with thanksgiving and praises to God for the safe arrival of their second baby boy.  Zachariah John, a home-delivered, beautiful, healthy, and bouncy 4.05kgs baby entered this world.  He has continued to grow rapidly, bringing so much happiness to all the family and those around him.  Baby ‘Zachy’ is tremendously loved by his big brother Levi, who can hardly wait for him to grow up, talk, run and play.  Congratulations and best wishes to all on the wonderful news!  We wish you God’s richest blessings as your family extends.  May He give you wisdom as…

NZ: Baby Congratulations – Pedrosa Family

Abela Abrielle We extend our congratulations to the Pedrosa family; to Brother Arnaldo and Sister Richel on the birth of their second daughter Abela, and also to big sister Adelaide. Abela arrived on the 27th of January, 2017.  The parents expressed that Abela is God’s blessing after long years of waiting! We pray God will bless each member of the Pedrosa family with much health and happiness. How wonderful that God knows each one before we were even born and…

General Conference Circular

February, 28, 2017 Dear SDARM family around the world, Christian greetings with: “I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them” (Revelation 14:13). Our dear Brother Alfons Balbach went peacefully to rest in the Lord at age 93 in Sacramento CA, USA, on Monday, February 27, 2017. Brother Balbach was born…

NSW Youth Weekend

Combined Youth Sabbath/Weekend in Coleambally Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April 2016 (Anzac weekend)   Sabbath program will be taken by the Sydney and Coleambally youth. Social gathering on Sabbath evening. Special outing to Altina Wildlife Park at Darlington Point on Sunday.   Accommodation: Rooms and Tenting at Mary and Robbie Wiseman’s farm Transport from Sydney: Mini bus will be arranged leaving Schofields at 9:30am on Friday 22/4/16 Price/Donation for whole weekend includes food and outing: $50 for single person and $80 for family…

Peter and Celia Thiel – Eulogy

Introduction: written by Amos Thiel The news of Brother Peter and Sister Celia Thiel’s death has come as a shock of sadness to all of us who knew and loved them. Peter and Celia joined the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement in 1978, and their presence and contributions have been a blessing within the church since that time.   They had recently spent happy times in Western Australia with their children, Joanna and Benjamin and their families. They had been to…

Condolences

August has been a very sad month, as a number of our brethren lost close family members.  It is with sorrow in our hearts that we would like to extend our sincere sympathy to these families and pray that God will comfort and strengthen each one during this time of great loss.  Celia and Peter Thiel The Thiel family are devastated by news of their tragic loss – Celia and Peter Thiel – who were killed instantly in a car…

Birth – Jonathan Nehvatal

“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his eward” Psalm 127:3 Rob and Alina Nehvatal are grateful to the Lord for the new addition to their family. They welcomed Jonathan into the world. Little Ethan is very proud of his new baby brother. Thank you Jesus. See GT_e-news__#31_20140630 for photo

Condolences to the family of Brother Junior Letoa – Samoa

The sad news arrived from our brethren in Samoa that Brother Junior Letoa passed away on the 2nd June 2014 at 6:45pm due to health problems. We have the wonderful hope to see our brother again at the coming of Jesus.  Taking strength from God’s Words found in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.  For if we…

Baby Arrival – Oliver Stanciu-Simen

Congratulations to Adriana and David Stanciu-Simen on the birth of their first born, a son.  Oliver is a healthy and beautiful little boy. We pray that God will bless this young family and guide David and Adriana as they bring up their son Oliver to God’s honour and glory. Children are very special in God’s sight.  Jesus had a place in His heart for the children.  While Jesus was here on earth there was an experience recorded in the Bible in…

Neville Stuart Brittain – Eulogy compiled by Cathy Hall

Neville Stuart Brittain was born on the 26th of May 1928. His parents lived in one of the shops, just below the railway line in Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick, Victoria. There was some doubt about his birth date as the birth certificate showed the 28th May. When a copy was shown to his Mum, she looked at it and shook her head. After a moment she said, “Yes it says 28th, but it was definitely 26th and I ought to know…

POEM – Death: Hope or Fears

Death   I’ve stood by the bedside of those who are weak Whose days are near finished, whose outlook is bleak   I’ve heard the last words of men casting blame Upon our blest Saviour or some other name Some utter curses as they draw their last breath Some sing God praises as they pass on in death Some die in sorrow and some die in shame Some die in poverty, in glory or pain.   We come to the…

Live Stream – Iosif Szabo Funeral

Live streaming the funeral service from 2 pm on October 19, 2012. Time zone is Eastern Australia Daylight Savings (GMT +11) The funeral will be held in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria.

Iosif Szabo at Rest

It is with sadness in our hearts that we would like to inform you that our dear Brother Iosif Szabo fell asleep in Jesus on Sunday, 14th October 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family.  He will be greatly missed by all and we look forward to meeting him once again when Jesus returns to take His children home. Funeral Details: For those who wish to go to the funeral here are the details: Friday 19th October 2012 Viewing…

In Memory of Sister Alma Wooden

Alma Ida Esmeralda Wooden (nee Hughes) was laid to rest on Monday, 10 September, 2012 at the Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery after a service at the SDA Church in Wagga Wagga. Alma had two sisters (Merle, Gladys) and two brothers (Jack, Bill) one being her twin – Bill. The family recalled the happy times together at the home farm whilst growing up. Alma’s love of music was clearly portrayed with a number of songs and hymns sung during the funeral…

Remembering the Life of Sister Agnes Helen Haynes

It was a warm sunny day on Wednesday, September 12, when our dear friend and sister in Christ, Agnes Helen Haynes was laid to rest until the resurrection morning. Many relatives and friends gathered for the 10:00am funeral service at the Castlebrook Memorial Park chapel, where her life was lovingly remembered. Fittingly, a beautiful solo, “Give Me Jesus” was presented, bringing to mind Sister Haynes’ love of the Lord. Many present had experienced the hospitality of the Haynes’ home in…