Monthly Archives: December 2017


31
Dec 2017

If you know what that quote means, I’d say that you’ve watched the original Hawaii Five-O television show! And, while Christmas/New Year is a time you can watch T.V. / DVD’s etc, it’s also a great time to ‘Book ’em’: read books. So here are the books I was given for Christmas (thanks Renee!), and one other — When The Lights Go Out: Memoir of a Missionary to Somalia. Ruth Myors left Nursing in Australia to spend over twenty years in Africa: Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. She worked in a hospital, a......

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17
Dec 2017

We don’t always hear about the details of what goes on, in the delivery of a particular ministry. And so today, I want to give you some of those details – and details that I found so encouraging – I hope you are greatly encouraged too. The ministry I am talking about is this: it is the Angel Tree ministry. Each year we put out our Christmas Tree in church, and ask you to place unwrapped gifts or gift vouchers under it, and at the same time place a decoration on the......

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10
Dec 2017

On behalf of the leadership, I want to say a very big ‘thank you’ to everyone who has given to the Angel Tree, and any and every other ‘mercy-ministry’ type activity in 2017. It’s great when we help those who either need it or benefit from our time, talents or treasures. You might be wondering what ‘mercy ministries’ TGS is involved in, or how you might help in 2018 — because now is a great time to be reflecting and planning for next year about how you will use what God has......

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04
Dec 2017

Wednesday 8th of Nov: On 6th of July a Buddhist monk summoned to the village monastery 4 new Christians converts in Myanmar. There they were told to re-convert to Buddhism or be banished from the village. The 4 refused to re-convert so an official complaint was sent to the nearby town asking for them to be banished. Officials from the town refused to do so. The monk and village leaders then organised villagers to attack a group of Christians at worship in a private home the following evening, by pelting them with......

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