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Baptism QLD - Etienne Decuyper

Baptism QLD – Etienne Decuyper

On a beautiful Sabbath afternoon the 15th February 2014 at the Eudlo River, Maroochydore in the lovely Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Etienne Decuyper publicly declared his commitment to God by allowing his old self to be buried in the watery grave and resurrecting to a new life in Jesus. Many members and friends from churches and groups in the Queensland Conference gathered to witness this joyful occasion. We praise God that another young person has made a decision to follow in…

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…

Papua New Guinea Spiritual Conference 2012

Greetings from your brothers and sisters in the land of the unexpected! After three years of camp meetings being held in the warmth of the Markum Valley, this year it was back to the cool of the highlands for the Delegation Session and Spiritual Conference in Papua New Guinea.   The delegation session was a time to evaluate the work performed over the last two years, reorganise and plan for the future. It was encouraging to see the work that had…

Baptism of Jamie Squires – Queensland

    On Sabbath afternoon, the 18th of August,  2012, family, members and guests at the QLD Conference Camp Meeting gathered by the shores of Ewen Maddock Dam to witness the baptism and fellowshipment of Br Jamie Squires. As the sun was fast approaching the western horizon, it served as a beautiful emblem of the setting down of an old life and the rising up of a new one. Br Jamie’s testimony was an inspiration to us all, and eight…

Queensland Conference Camp Meeting 2012

During the weekend of August 17-19, 2012 the Queensland Conference held its annual Camp Meeting at Ewen Maddock Dam Recreation Centre, near Landsborough on the Sunshine Coast. In harmony with the AUC declaration of 2012 to 2013 as the “Year of Revival and Reformation”, the theme of the camp focused on “Reviving Primitive Godliness”. On Friday afternoon members and friends from the north, the south and the west gathered at the camp grounds to welcome in the Sabbath day. The…

Baptism of Timothy Barat – Victoria

  On Sabbath, the 23rd of June, 2012, the clouds parted over Sunbury as we gathered to witness our brother Timothy Barat take his stand for Jesus. Members and friends from the local churches and the community gathered for the services at Maranatha Church, with baptism conducted in a river nearby, and followed by fellowshipment and refreshments in the inviting warmth of the meeting hall. A highlight of the day was the testimony which Timothy shared about how the Lord…

Solomon Islands – February 2012 Visit

The following news was received from Br Csongor Matyas, SA Field Leader, who assisted the AUC by accompanying Br Brian Jaksic last February on a pioneering trip to the growing interests in Solomon Islands. “In February 2012 Br Jaksic and I spent 12 days visiting and encouraging the growing little church in Solomon Islands. Despite the hot and humid weather we had a wonderful time fellowshipping with the brethren. During our stay Br Jaksic and myself presented a series of…

Baptism – Sifu Tamua & Masiki Uaita – NZ Field

On the 15th of May, 2102, church members, family and friends gathered in Invercargil (situated at the bottom end of New Zealand’s  South Island) to witness the baptisms of two dear brothers in Christ. Despite the icy cold weather (with snow falling at 300 metres), Br Sifu Tamua (left image) and Br Masiki Uaita (right image), both of Samoan heritage, braved the watery grave in making public their stand with Christ. These dear souls had been visited and studied with…

Baptism – Chantelle Broughton – NZ Field

On Monday April 9, 2012, members and friends gathered at the local Auckland Church to hear Chantelle Broughton  give her profession of faith.  All then drove to a nearby fresh water stream to witness her baptism which was followed by a fellowshipment ceremony and a combined lunch. The lovely weather filled all present with praise and thanksgiving to God. We pray the Lord will help our dear sister Chantelle to be true to her covenant as she begins her new…

Baptism – Luisa Gordon – WA Field

On Sunday morning, the 11th March, 2012 church members, family and friends all arrived at the Busselton Beach, Western Australia, to witness the baptism of Luisa Gordon. All of us rejoiced to see her make her covenant with the Lord. Among those present was one of Luisa's friends that she had made through her work, while babysitting. She was a lovely lady and was very impressed with the ceremony. After Luisa's baptism everyone enjoyed breakfast by the beach. We thank…

Baptism – Jonny Gules – VIC Conference

Johnny Gules is now our brother in Christ. On 25th March, 2012 many came to see and offer support to their dear friend as he took the step in baptism, recognizing Jesus as the Lord of his life and covenanting to follow Him. At 6:00pm church members, family and friends commenced gathering on the green grassy banks of the Hawkesbury River, Windsor NSW to witness the occasion. Testimonies of friends and family began shortly after the opening prayer, bringing into…

Baptism – Sam Wiseman – NSW

On Sabbath 7th January 2012, Br Sam Wiseman made his public covenant with the Lord Jesus Christ through baptism. It was a beautiful summer’s day in the district of Coleambally, NSW, and a good number of interstate visitors along with the locals rejoiced together with Br Sam as he became a soldier of Jesus Christ. The church at Coleambally was completely full as we worshipped and fellowshipped together. Br Nathan Tyler took the divine service, reminding us of the importance…

Baptism – Domenic Polistina – AUC Youth Convention 2011

At 5:30am on Sabbath morning, 31st December 2011, guests at the AUC Youth Convention made their way to the banks of the Colo River, NSW to witness the baptism of Br Domenic Polistina. This joyful event was preceded the evening before by Br Domenic's profession of faith before members and guests present at the AUC Youth Convention. All who heard his personal testimony could not help but be encouraged by the gracious working of the Lord in Domenic's life. It…

Samoa – Baptisms June 2011

June 2011 In early June, 2011, Br Brian Jaksic returned to Samoa to assist with the Samoan Field Delegation Session. Sabbath meetings were well attended with an encouraging number of visitors. On this second visit he was privileged to conduct the baptisms of four more souls, Sr Tumu Agavale, Sr Fetineiai Agavale, Sr Manuao Siyanilo Sapati, and Br Arona Unasai. American Samoa Br Jaksic also visited American Samoa where he held a number of meetings for the benefit of some…

Samoa – Baptisms January 2011

January 2011 A welcome decision of the 32nd AUC delegation session in December 2010 was to engage our retired ministers to help were possible with the work in the Pacific Islands. In response, Br Brian Jaksic was privileged to conduct the baptisms of five souls in January of 2011 — Br Sapati Sami, Sr Lotofoa Sami, Br Uati Sami, Br Pofitu and Sr Paseka (Tupe) Sauvao.   Left to right: (Standing) Br Uati Sami, Sr Paseka (Tupe) Sauvao, Br Sapati…

Vanuatu Field News

Br Andrew Pakoasongi reports that they have just finished a two week long series of open air evangelistic meetings in Port Vila. The program commenced on the 24th April and concluded on the 8th of May, 2011. The meetings resulted in a good response by mostly young people. Two couples are ready for baptism. One of them was an interest from a previous series of meetings held during the last Field Camp Meeting. This year’s camp meeting is now underway…

Baptism VIC-TAS Field – Ligia Lupoiu

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matt 5:16 On the 21st of May 2011, Ligia Lupoiu made her covenant with the Lord, becoming the youngest member in “Maranatha” church. It was the sunniest day of May so far when members, friends and all heaven gathered to witness her baptism. Someone once said that we all have a gap in us in the shape of…

New Zealand Field Camp Meeting & Baptism – Auckland

Our Spiritual Conference was held at the Auckland Church April 22-24, 2011, with the theme being “Knowing Christ”. Many members and friends attended (60 over Sabbath) and were blessed by the studies presented and fellowship with one another.   On Sunday we all rejoiced to witness the baptism of Br Raphael Giles. (Look out for the full report in the print edition of Good Tidings Magazine.)

Baptisms Queensland – Jordan Chapman & Naomi McMahon

  Sabbath April 23, 2011 was a glorious autumn day in Brisbane, just right for another special occasion when two young hearts made their covenant with the Lord in baptism—Jordan Chapman and Naomi McMahon.   Family, friends and church members from every Queensland group and church, and some from as far north as Mackay gathered at the Pine River, on the northern outskirts of Brisbane, to witness the event. When news of the planned baptism spread, a busload of young people from Rockhampton and Bundaberg decided to make the trip…

SA Field Camp Meeting – Mt Gambier

It was cool and fresh after a little rain as members and visitors arrived in Mt Gambier for the SA Field 2011 Camp Meeting held April 22-24, 2011.   Though we were meeting at the local Golf Club for the conference, the combined Presentation/Dining hall made for a beautiful scenic backdrop. Surrounded by God’s creation, the weekend provided us with valuable lessons on ‘overall spirituality’.   On Friday evening Br Csongi Matyas welcomed us very enthusiastically and warmly and we opened the Sabbath in song…