Announcements (Page 2)

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Vanuatu Mission News

On the 14th of September, Br Andrew Pakoasongi reported that the Vanuatu Mission Field had just completed a week of public meetings combined with a youth camp. The turnout to the meetings was very good, and six interested souls are now undergoing further Bible studies. Plans are in place to conduct a Leadership Seminar next month on one of Vanuatu's islands called Epi. The Vanuatu brethren are also planning to hold a Youth Camp Meeting on the island of Malekula…

RLPA Book Sale: The Sealing of God’s People

       Do you have questions about the sealing of God’s people, and the 144,000 saints of Revelation chapters 7 and 14? What did the Adventist Pioneers believe and teach? Is there a sure Biblical foundation—confirmed by the Spirit of Prophecy—for the doctrine of the sealing of the 144,000? Why is it called a life or death message? If you have doubts and questions regarding this message, then The Sealing of God’s People, by A. C. Sas, will be…

PNG School Project Update

Many weeks of phone calls, emails and preparations came to a climax on Wednesday, 25 July, 2012, when the first shipment of over 5000 pieces of educational materials were sent from Brisbane, Australia to Papua New Guinea. It was encourageing to finally load up the delivery truck with 71 boxes of Christian based school curriculum materials and 72 x 45 litre Plastic Storage Containers that will be needed once the shipment arrives in PNG. This material is one years supply for…

Fiji Mission Field – Nadrau Project Appeal

Dear Readers and Friends Recently an urgent appeal for assistance has come across the Welfare Department’s Desk. High up in the Fiji Highlands' Nadrau Plateau, about 7 hours drive from the city of Suva along mostly unsealed roads and tracks, is a small group of members and visitors. They currently meet sitting down on the front porch of one of our Brother's house. They really need assistance in building a small church building. They are willing to supply all the…

Elim Health Medical Missionary School 2012 – Commencement

Elim Health Medical Missionary School commenced its first training program on the 2nd July 2012 at Elim heights campground. There were nine students enrolled in the one year distance education course where the basics of natural medicine will be studied. The first semester covers the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology. The students were given a series of lectures by Br Alasdair Pow based upon their textbooks on the human organism and the skeletal system. They will continue during the next…

Prophecy Seminar – Rockhampton, QLD

From the 17 – 23rd June, 2012, the “Meltdown to Eternity” Bible Prophecy Seminar was held in Rockhampton, QLD. Br. Paul Chapman presented the message each night, and local QLD youth, together with Brn. Hayden Wiseman and Sam Wiseman, presented a musical item to commence and close each meeting. The main thrust of advertising was 10,000 flyers delivered via Australia Post, a half page newspaper ad in the Rockhampton “Morning Bulletin” (a local paid newspaper – 15,000 circulation), 50 x…

Great Keppel Island Youth Camp

  On the weekend of April 13 – 16, 2012 the QLD Youth Department conducted a Youth Camp on Great Keppel Island. Forty-eight people attended from among the youth and church members throughout the Field. All the worship services were conducted by the youth and focused on the theme, “How Big is Your God”. Though the weather alternated between sunshine and misty rain, we were grateful to be able to hold Sabbath School classes on the beach. Bro Hayden Wiseman,…

Victoria Camp 2012

The biennial Victoria Camp was held on the Easter weekend, April 5-9, 2012. Our theme was “Jesus' Last Prayer,” on the subject of Christian unity. Jesus' prayer in John 17 was for His disciples. The main emphasis of His prayer was “that they may be one.” We learned that the unity of the church is the greatest evidence of the reality of Jesus' mission. Our first priority must be unity with Jesus ourselves, which will lead to unity with one…

Obituary – Shirley Roberts – New Zealand Field

Sis. Shirley Dorothy Valmae Roberts passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning 29 March, 2012 with her son and daughter Scott and Cherry and grand-daughter Micah by her side at the age of 83. She had endured the past 3 and a half year’s bed ridden from Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It was a true blessing to have her live at home in familiar surroundings with her family and pets. She had some wonderful carers come in to…

Health & Prophecy Outreach – WA Field

In the month of March 2012 the Western Australian Field conducted a series of outreach programs over 2 weekends. The first weekend revolved around a health outreach for the public in the area of Gosnells. This outreach involved cooking demonstrations conducted by the local members along with health lectures by Br. Alasdair Pow. A good number of members from the Guildford church in WA were involved in planning and organizing the health program. Some were demonstrating the vegetarian dishes while…

Papua New Guinea School Project

New PNG Government legislation, which came into effect last month, requires compulsory schooling for all PNG children. To meet this requirement, we are pleased to report that our brethren in PNG have taken the first steps in implementing a Christian based education program. In October 2011, the AUC Education Department, in assisting with the coordination of program curricula, received over 300 names of potential students who wish to be be enrolled in the school program. To date, five tutors have…

Fly-n-Build Vanuatu Project Update

All I could hear was my heart thumping The emotions of several months were finally coming to an end. The culmination of planning and phone calls was finally coming to a landing on the small runway of Malekula Island. I had been here one time before in preparation of the Church building program. I had walked its dusty road and met with the committed church members. But nothing had gripped me until this moment. Now was the appointed time; the…

Vegetarian Way Cooking Demonstration – NSW

  On the 12th, 19th & 26th September 2011 the Sydney members were able to hold another series of cooking demonstrations. These cooking demonstrations have previously been held in a community center about twenty minutes away from the Union office at Schofields. Now we decided to try something different; to run them at Schofield’s function Hall with the seats facing towards the Kitchen to make it easier for the demonstrators. Since we were holding these at our church property, we…

New Family Rates – Youth Convention

After further calculation and discussion with the organizing brethren, we are now able to offer a further 20% discount off the special rates to families with children staying the full duration of the camp. The new rates are as follows:   Children 4 – 12 Youth 13 – 25 Adults Dorm Tents Dorm Tents Dorm Tents Per Day* $13.50 $12 $15 $13.50 $30 $27 Individuals – Entire Camp* $90 $81 $180 $162 $243 $218 Family – Entire Camp * $72…

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…

Engagement – Br Benny Gules & Sr Amy Voncina

On the 29 June, 2011, Sr Amy Voncina and Br Benny Gules announced their engagement to be married. We wish them God's richest blessing in their decision to unite their lives together in Holy Wedlock. “God celebrated the first marriage. Thus the institution has for its originator the Creator of the universe. "Marriage is honourable" (Hebrews 13:4); it was one of the first gifts of God to man, and it is one of the two institutions that, after the Fall,…

Regional News – New Caledonia

In early April of this year, Br Brian Jaksic together with Br John Ciric made a visit to New Caledonia where they met with our church members on the island of Mare to assist in the reorganization of the work there. Br Jaksic reports, “The people there are very strong in faith and of good courage. They built this beautiful church by themselves without any outside financial assistance or help in anyway. Some years ago, I had conducted seminars there.…

Vanuatu – Seminars June 2011

Br Brian Jaksic reports of his June 2011 visit to Vanuatu. He conducted five day seminar mainly on the Last Day Events, including The Sealing Message and The Investigative Judgment. On Sabbath 75 people were in attendance. Br Luke Kneebone reports of encouraging response to a number of meetings he was able to conduct while on the fly-and-build projects. A full report will be included in our next edition of Good Tidings E-News. Watch this space. Subscribe now! It's FREE!…

Fellowshipment of Br Bruce Powell, Schofields NSW

On Sabbath, July 16 2011, Schofields Church members welcomed Br Bruce Powell officially into the membership of the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement. Br Powell's talents in video ministry will be greatly valued as we endeavour to proclaim the wonderful message of Reformation together. Please keep him and his ministry in your prayers.

Samoan Mission Field – Wedding January 2011

In January 2011, Sr Viola Seu Falalilo and Br Suaesi Moe joined hands in holy wedlock at our local Faleasi'u Church, on the Samoan island of Upolo. Despite the rainy weather, church members and family were full of joy and happiness as they gathered to witness the event. The families were grateful that our beloved minister Br Brian Jaksic, still active in the Lord's service though retired, was able to visit and officiate over the marriage ceremony. We wish Sr…