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NSW Camp and EMC Graduation 2016

ELIM HEIGHTS YOUTH CAMP – 9-13 June 2016 “Deliverance – Free at Last”  Praise God once again for another opportunity to attend the wonderful NSW Spiritual Conference where we could gather together in fellowship in the midst of the peaceful bushland of Elim Heights Youth Camp to commune with God and learn of Him and see our missionary students graduate. Our camp meeting this year held a different format in that there were two separate programs: one for the adults…

Elim Missionary College 2016 Progressive Report

Canvassing Work – March & April After the first month of studies at Elim Heights Youth Camp was over, the EMC students were divided and placed in homes of different families while their course continued at AUC Headquarters in Schofields. During the months of March and April, the students’ schedule included classes in the mornings by different teachers; Brethren Peter Lausevic, Paul Chapman, A C Sas and Rolly Dumaguit. The students also went through the “Depression Recovery Program” with Bro.…

EMC – Sabbath School Seminar

5-8 April 2016 During the EMC missionary training program students study a variety of subjects; one of these is the Sabbath School (SS), its purpose and function. During the scheduled week of SS training, classes were divided into two parts, morning and afternoon. Mornings were delivered by Br Paul Chapman, General Conference Sabbath School Secretary, in which he addressed: the functional role of the Sabbath School program, how it is structured, how it should function, and how to present the SS…

Elim Missionary College – Elim Heights Youth Camp

7th February to 12th June 2016 The Missionary Training Program started off very strongly at Elim Heights Youth Camp! Enthusiastic students and profound teachers were full of praise to God for this opportunity to be together where the truth can be learned and shared. The first month was held at Elim Heights Youth Camp. Students went through the book “Gospel Workers”.  They learnt how to do research and put a Bible study together; they also gave their first presentations. Sister…

International Youth Convention – Video Highlights

It has been more than 3 months since the closing of the International Youth Congress in Marusevec, Croatia this past summer. Surely, much has happened since that time in the lives of each of you who were present at the IYC2014. The event has ended, but we hope some things have remained. New friendships. Stronger faith. Discovered talents. Good life decisions. We pray that the Lord keeps leading you in the future. We would like to help you bring back…

Detox Health Seminar and Workshop – Queensland

The “Detox from Your Cells to Your Soul” Health Seminar and Workshop was held in the Nundah Community Centre over the weekend of November, 7 – 9, 2014. Organised by the Clayfield Church, and sponsored by the AUC Health Department, the seminar covered the major principles of healthy living and offered practical ways of reducing the toxins not only in our bodies, but also presented ways of dealing with the emotional, mental and spiritual stresses we face. More than 20…

Sabbath School Seminar – Perth WA

“The Sabbath school should be one of the greatest instrumentalities, and the most effectual, in bringing souls to Christ.” Counsels on Sabbath Work, pg.  10.2 “I feel a deep interest in our Sabbath schools throughout the land, because I believe them to be instrumentalities of God for the education of our youth in the truths of the Bible. Constant efforts should be made by both parents and teachers to interest the youth in matters of eternal importance. The Sabbath school…

Depression Recovery Program – NSW

This program was run by the Elim Missionary College students and Sydney churches.  Both Wentworthville and Schofields churches held a free information and introduction meeting on Tuesday evening 8th April, then the 8 week program took place at 158 Bridge Road, Wentworthville NSW, from 15April; to 3 June 2014. The program catered not only for people experiencing depression but also for those who would like to support a friend or loved one through hard times; it was also for those…

Elim Missionary College Graduation

On Saturday night, June 7, 2014, a Graduation Ceremony was held for the four month missionary training program conducted by Elim Missionary College in Sydney, New South Wales. Students participating in this year’s program were Ryan Belu (USA), David Dumaguit (Australia), Denise Gutierrez (USA), Melissa Mota (Brazil) and Leonardo Rojas (Spain). We wish the best for each of the students and trust that they will be a blessing to the church wherever they go as a result of their experience…

MONEY NEWS – Federal Budget 2014 – How does it affect you?

During the last couple of weeks in Australia, we have heard much about the new budget which was delivered by the current Treasurer.  Everyone is interested in how this will affect their life, their children’s lives and so on, generating much talk about the pros and cons of the financial plans made for the future. Whenever the subject of money is brought up, it seems to get the attention of people from all walks of life, some in a positive…

Optimal Health Outreach

It was a good turnout for the Optimal Health Seminar and workshop held at Schofields Church Sunday 18th May 2014, with about 50 people attending. Brother Alasdair Pow gave the first presentation on “Optimal Nutrition” inspiring us to eat well of the healthier foods and avoid the harmful foods that add centimetres to our waistlines.  This was followed by a presentation by Amos Thiel on “Optimal Detoxing”.   He showed us all the organs of the body that help us eliminate…
Gluten free Cooking Demonstration

Gluten free Cooking Demonstration – Nundah, QLD

There are many today who are searching for alternative healthy foods due to the great amount of allergies around. Appreciating the fact that folks are searching for ways to cook healthy, and at the same time, tasty allergy free meals, Clayfield members and friends decided to hold a gluten free cooking demonstration in the Nundah area. The demonstration took place on Sunday 16th February 2014. While we had a few challenges trying to turn the building alarm off before the…

International Youth Congress 2013

Announcing the International Youth Congress 2013 August 12 – 18, 2013 Mongyorod, Hungary, EU With the theme “Friends of the King” Dear friends, as you may already know, we have prepared a week of fellowship with the Lord and His followers from all around the world! You will be received with the same hospitality as you surely remember, at the Church in Mogyorod (about 23 km N-E from Budapest downtown) Godollo Ut .(street), No. 201, Hungary. (N:  47°.59’51”76, and E:  …

Welfare Department Work in PNG

It has been several years since a visitor to Perth’s Guildford Church returned to Goroka, a large town in Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. Ever since that time, thought has been given to the work in Goroka where the main produce grown are pineapples, bananas, coffee plantations and sweet potatoes. Some corn is also grown as the main cash crop for subsistence farming.   Along with the nice climate this town is also a university town where many students…

Welfare Department Work in Oceania

For the past two years several outreach seminars were planned by the Welfare Department to take place in the various islands of Oceania. Due to various funding issues and time constraints the department was unable to complete the scheduled events until just now. As we write this report to you, several more events are in progress.  One of the most recent events was a one day Agriculture and Garden Improvement Seminar held in Western Samoa. The members and visitors in…

Alive & Kicking – AUC Health Department Camp Meeting

The recent camp meeting, Alive and Kicking, was held at Elim Heights on December 25-29th. This camp was run by the Health Department of the Australasian Union Conference. Naturally the focus during this time was the subject of healthy living, both physically and spiritually, and some of the ways in which this can be accomplished. Each morning there were a couple of groups for the early morning exercises, followed by worship and breakfast to start the day. We then separated…

New Zealand Health Outreach

The New Zealand Field held public health presentations followed by cooking demonstrations on the 4th and 7th of October. The theme was “Spring into Health” “The Vegetarian Way.” Brother Alasdair Pow presented on three subjects, “Beating Heart Disease”, “Overcoming Obesity” and “Superfoods for Fighting Cancer.” Colourful flyers were distributed in the surrounding suburbs of the hall that we hired and in the local paper. Thirty-one (31) people attended the first session on the Thursday evening and 35-38 on Sunday’s two…

Rockhampton Concert August 2012

The following report was received from Benjamin Fuenzalida, a member of the QLD Conference Young People’s Department. Rocky concert, 11:00am 24th August, 2012 Since the Rockhampton prophecy seminars in June 2012, Annette, the manager of Bauhinia House (where the seminars where held) had known about the musical talents God has blessed our youth with. As she was organising a luncheon concert for the Senior Citizens Club, she asked John Araya if he could arrange for some of our youth to…

RainDrops Christian Media Library

Guildford Church Media Ministry in Western Australia has setup a new media website for hosting sermon videos and other Christian media content. The media website is named after the ministry’s name, ‘RainDrops’. You can check it out at http://raindrops.sdarm.org.au. At the moment it is displaying a collection of sermons by various speakers posted on the internet by our churches in Guildford WA, Schofields NSW and Clayfield QLD. RainDrops Media Ministry adopted its name in 2012 as an expression of the…