News (Page 31)

News (Page 31)

News stories including Good Tidings News items

New South Wales Sofala Camping Trip 2007

NSW Youth Department organized a Camping Weekend 28-30 September 2007. Here is some info about the place: “Nestling in the hills of the Turon River valley on the banks of the Turon River is Sofala, one of the most interesting and unusual of the old gold mining towns in New South Wales. A village with an authentic old world charm, Sofala can legitimately claim to be ‘Australia’s oldest surviving gold town’ as it developed on the back of Australia’s first…

New South Wales Field Conference 2007

NSW Conference 2006 Title: “Heart Surgery, Do you Consent” 6-8 June 2007. The pictures below are of the NSW youth project on Sunday afternoon. The project was to work together as a teams in preparing a gourmet meal for tea. They were divided into groups and each group picked a particular menu to make from scratch and to serve it to the parents and friends. One group was in charge of entrée, another for main meal and another for desert.…

Wedding – R & T Hauptmann 2006

We said, “I do!” Sunday the 22nd October 2006 was the perfect day for our wedding. After an early morning start, I arrived at Schofields Church almost on time—just half an hour late! Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” led me up the aisle to my dear, handsome groom. After a hymn and prayer, Br Matthias Thiel presented a short study on the responsibilities and joys of marriage. Br A C Sas then performed the legal ceremony where we exchanged our vows, solemnly…

Baptism in Victoria

On the Sabbath of the 21st of January 2006, Nikita Reed from the Northern Territory (who will be our first member in the Northern Territory) and Conrad Whitaker, were baptised in the Maribyrnong River, Victoria, in searing 40 degree heat (many wanted to be rebaptised because of the heat), reminiscent of the heat that we experienced at the Youth Conference in Sydney, this last year. Moreover this day, Beatrix Whitaker was accepted through profession of faith, and the Whitaker’s baby…

Victoria Youth Activity Camp 2005

“God’s Heroes” – Our Learning Curve Anglesea, 18-20 November 2005 Faces were lit with excitement when the word was spread: we were to organise and run our own camp. After choosing our theme “God’s Heroes” we began to lay plans. We would need food—very important—also someone to cook it. Sara Boje was elected head chief and given a small army to com-mand. The task: to write a menu, a mouth-watering task if I may say so myself, organise the purchase…

Queensland Field Camp 2005

  QLD Field Camp 2005 Friday 2nd September dawned a sunny day. We arrived at the Kenilworth Homestead in time to set up our tents (or dormitories) for a weekend in nature for the annual camp. The title of the camp was ‘Your Date With Destiny’ The opening of Sabbath was entitled ‘A Knock at the Door’ taken by Br Keith Robertson. He talked about how Jesus is knocking and asking to come into our hearts. After opening of Sabbath…

South Australia Health Conference 2005

If you missed the South Australian health conference entitled ‘Home Made Health’ you really missed something wonderful. We all enjoyed such a lovely time together, learning, sharing and having fun! The weather was sunny and warm, the food was delicious and the fellowship rich. On Friday evening we started out with Bro Robles taking the opening message on The Entering Wedge. In very simple practical language he showed us where in the Bible we find each of the eight laws…

New Zealand Field Spiritual Camp 2005 (Youth Version)

Dear fellow young people, Greetings from our new home, New Zealand, the Land of the Long White Cloud. It has been a while since there has been a youth report from New Zealand, but I'd like to share with you all a little of the conference we had here over the Easter 2005 weekend. The campground is situated on Clarks Beach, across the Manukau Harbour with views toward Auckland. The cabins, the meeting hall and the dining/kitchen all face toward…

Vic/Tas Field Spiritual Conference 2005

From Psalm 133:1, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" On Friday 25th March 2005 we turned off Myers Creek road and slowly drove into "Ferngully Lodge", a retreat camp on a little property set amidst the quiet, scenic hills of Healesville. It was the second year running that we had visited Ferngully Lodge for our Australian Southern Field annual Spiritual Conference and Victorian/Tas-manian Field Delegation session. Having settled in quietly to…

Baptisms in Victoria

Greetings from all the Brethren in the Victorian Field with Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live: yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” We were all richly blessed to witness the covenant of 4 souls on two different occasions in the Victorian Field. The first two souls,…

Queensland Baptisms

  After a week of rain and tropical thunderstorms, the Lord provided a peaceful and sunny morning on Sunday 12th December, 2004. Members and family came together on the banks of the Pine River at Petrie, Queensland, among the natural surroundings and in the sight of God, to witness the baptism of four souls, Bro Roland Lacey, Sr Jan Lacey, Bro Ernie Kimber and Bro David Van der Wall. It was the beginning of a new chapter in their lives.…

Victoria Baptisms

  Baptisms in Victoria Greetings from all the Brethren in the Victorian Field with Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live: yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”  We were all richly blessed to witness the covenant of 4 souls on two different occasions in the Victorian Field.…

Western Australia Field Conference

  For all who attended the Western Australian Field Conference held during the long weekend in September, I am sure it was an incredible blessing. The Conference began on Friday night with Br. Southwell giving the first study on the theme of the Conference, which was "Onward Ever Onward". The song he picked for the last hymn was, very appropriately, "Onward Christian Soldiers." This was the song the choir was already planning to present for the study but was unfortunately…

Queensland Field Spiritual Conference

  "Reflecting Christ" was the theme for the Queensland Field Spiritual Conference. The venue was Kenilworth, which is approximately 2 hours North of Brisbane. Church members and visitors from New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland arrived at our camp location to sing, study, learn, pray and fellowship. The Lord blessed us with beautiful weather which I am sure we all appreciated. It was a joy to see so many young children at the camp and one of the Sisters commented…

PNG Mission Field Report

  Hello brethren, sisters and young people. I thank the Father for His infinite mercy for giving us an opportunity to become His sons and daughters through Christ’s sacrifice and by accepting the robe of righteousness. We held our PNG Spiritual Conference and Delegation Session between, 10 – 16 September 2002. Attendees at the Spiritual Conference comprised not only SDA Reformers but visitors from various other religious bodies. The meetings were held at Suruganam in Bogia District, situated around 400…