Announcements (Page 3)

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Fly and Build Project – Vanuatu (Update)

As you read this, work will already have commenced on the first of two fly-and-build projects in the Vanuatu Mission Field taking place from the 16th of June to the 15th of July, 2011. Eager and dedicated volunteers have arrived in Vanuatu to help out. We look forward to receiving reports of their success. I am reminded of the following testimony: “My soul is stirred within me as the Macedonian cry comes from every direction, from the cities and villages…

Invitation to QLD Mission Field Camp Meeting

Official Invitations for the upcoming QLD Mission Field Camp Meeting to be held 5th – 7th August, 2011 will be coming out shortly. Location: Ewen Maddock Recreation Centre, Landsborough, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. The theme entitled, “Living Well,” will be dedicated to topics covering the health and well-being of Body, Mind and Soul. Guest Speaker: Br Alasdair Pow, Minister and Naturopath. The camp will commence Friday evening on the 5th of August and conclude Sunday lunch time on the 7th…

Coleambally NSW Outreach Meetings

The Following Report was received from one of our young people, Sam Wiseman, two weeks ago: “Bro Alasdair Pow has just started a Prophecy Seminar here in Coleambally. In the first meeting, entitled The Time is Fulfilled, we had one new lady come plus the majority of our local church members which was great. In this meeting Bro Alasdair proved from the Bible and non-Biblical history the year, month, day and hour that Jesus Christ, as the Messiah, came. The…

South Australian Field News

Using our Talents – Large or Small The church membership in South Australia is very small compared to other fields in Australia, but that doesn’t mean that the Lord has forgotten about this part of the world when it comes to the blessings He is willing to share with us. Once a month  as part of our missionary work we all go to different nursing homes and sing songs for about an hour. It is a great time for us…

Infant Dedication VIC-TAS Field – Jemima Ella Szabo

On May 21, 2011 the brethren of Maranatha Church, Victoria witnessed the dedication of a precious baby. Jemima Ella Szabo was born to Br Joe and Sr Brigita Szabo on 6 November 2010, 100 days premature and weighing just under 500 grams. The next five or so months were very hard for the family as little Jemima had to live at the hospital until she was strong enough to live without support. This meant daily trips to and from the…

Fly and Build Project – Vanuatu (Update from the AUC YPD)

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Matt. 28:19. Many times I ask myself if it is worth investing and spending a lot of money to do missionary work in the islands. I know that this money could be spent here, locally… but while reading the book “Faith  I Live By” I came across THE answer. “Christ gave His disciples their commission. He…

Special Appeal – Vanuatu Building Project

12 April 2011 To All Members and Friends of the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement RE: SPECIAL APPEAL for Church Building Funds on Malakula Island, Vanuatu   In the early 1800’s in the city of Boston USA lived a very young man. There also lived in that city a Minister of the Gospel whose congregation exceeded the size of the little church building he preached in. It was resolved to build a new larger building. Meeting after meeting was held, but the…

USA Storms Update

  No doubt we have been alarmed by the ferocity of the storms lashing the USA during the past week. Many lives have been lost and much devastation suffered. It further serves to remind us that we are indeed living at the end of time.   Our prayers go out to all who have been affected by these storms. So far (as of April 29, 2011) we have word that one church family’s house has been damaged. Thankfully no lives were injured. We…

Special Prayers for Pakistan Brethren

“We are asking Reformers around the world to keep the brethren in Pakistan in their special prayers. A second domestic missionary in Pakistan has been charged by the dreaded blasphemy law known as 295-C. This Sabbath we are asking for special prayers for Brethren Shamir and Pervez. They are currently in prison [as of April 8] awaiting judgment and both could face execution if found guilty.” — SDARM GC Stewardship Blog.

Bible Research Seminar – Perth, Western Australia

GUILDFORD CHURCH, Perth, Western Australia, April 8 – Members and friends of Guildford church are currently attending a Bible Research seminar entitled, ‘Living By Every Word’. Gerson Robles (the speaker for the seminar) explained the purpose of the meetings, “We want all our members and friends of the church to know how to research the Bible not only to become well versed in the truth, but to know how to listen to the voice of God through His Word in…

EMC – NSW Missionary Seminar

From the 11th – 31st of March, 2011 Elim Missionary College conducted an Evening Missionary Training Seminar in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The seminar was led by Br Peter D. Lausevic and its purpose, according to the invitation, was to “teach members and visitors how to give Bible studies as well as address doctrinal questions”. The seminar took place in Schofields and Wentworthville during weeknights and over each of 3 weekends. Nine students enrolled in the seminar and, though…

Obituaries – Sr Maria Korchynsky

We have been saddened in recent weeks with the death of three of our beloved brethren: Sis. Esther Southwell, Sis. Maria Korchynsky and Bro. Bruce Gordon. They were all dearly loved by their families and friends. While we will miss them greatly, we take comfort in the promise that they now rest in Christ awaiting the blessed hope of the resurrection. Last issue we reflected on the life of Sis. Esther Southwell (nee McMahon). This issue we remember Sr Maria…

“Fly and Build” Vanuatu – June to July 2011

Plans are well underway in the Vanuatu Mission Field for the establishment of permanent places of worship. Mission Projects Oceania, a ministry of the SDARM AUC Welfare Department, is looking for willing and able volunteers to help out in their next “Fly-and-Build” project. See below Calendar of Events for locations, dates and contact details.

“Great Controversy” Book Campaign – QLD Update

Our local church members in Woombye, on the Sunshine Coast, QLD, report a very encouraging response to the “The Great Controversy” Free Book offer. Last month 2800 flyers offering the book to those interested in current events in the light of Bible prophecy were distributed throughout the surrounding suburbs of our church community. So far the brethren report 17 requests for the book. This is a response rate of 1 for every 165 flyers that were delivered. This is also…

Testimony Reading Plan – Highlights

For those that may not be yet aware, at the AUC Delegation Session, 27-29 December 2010, a “Testimony Reading Plan” was recommended to be promoted across the Australasian Union. You can find out more information, plus download a calendar of the plan in PDF or for your electronic calendaring software at https://www.sdarm.org.au/readingplan Highlights from your readings can be shared on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TestimonyReadingPlan Here are a few excerpts from the Facebook page’s Wall:   Noted From the reading for March…

Maranatha Church Building Project

Due to the growth in membership our brethren in Melbourne are working towards establishing a second house of worship in Victoria. Having already organised as the Maranatha Church, they recently purchased a block of land on which to build. The land is in a prime location, just off the Hume Freeway north of Melbourne. By God’s grace most of the money to purchase the property was raised in local donations, and a loan was taken for the remainder. The church…

Reflections on Nature’s Catastrophes

No doubt the events of recent months have been a cause for all of us to take stock of our spiritual life. The floods in Queensland and Victoria, Cyclone Yasi, the Christchurch earthquake, and just this past weekend the Japanese earthquake, subsequent tsunami and exploding nuclear power station are strong signals that time is short. The devastation of thousands of people’s homes and lives must touch all of us. Repairs to homes and infrastructure will take time. But nothing could be worse than the…

Christchurch Earthquake Update

On the afternoon of February 22nd, 2011, Bro. Matthias Thiel, New Zealand Field Leader, reported that we have two members and one regular church visitor living in the area of Christchurch. All are safe. We are told that the church visitor was staying in a two storey building, and as the earthquake struck, rushed down outside, only to see the SDA Independent Samoan church next door come crashing down right before his eyes. Two days after the earthquake, Bro. Mathias Thiel reported “We thank…

Japanese Tsunami and Earthquake Update

No doubt many are in a state of distress as a result of the Friday, Mar 11, Japan earthquake and subsequent Tsunami. We are greatly saddened by the terrible loss of life—the large majority a result of the Tsunami. Following so soon on from the Christchurch earthquake, no one can but wonder, in the words of one Facebook member, “Unbelievable…..what is going on?” Bro. John Ciric, Pacific Regional Secretary, contacted our representative in Japan and he has confirmed that so far none of…

Obituaries – Sr Esther Southwell

We have been saddened in recent weeks with the death of three of our beloved brethren: Sis. Esther Southwell and Sis. Maria Korchynsky, both in January and then last week (Mar 2, 2011) Bro. Bruce Gordon. They were all dearly loved by their families and friends. While we will miss them greatly, we take comfort in the promise that they now rest in Christ awaiting the blessed hope of the resurrection. Over the next few issues a eulogy will be…