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FEBRUARY 8, 2003


ISSN 0819-5633


The wonder of His grace

There have been many attempts to define,

theologically, the term grace. In essence

it’s a word that describes what is solely a

divine attribute and encapsulates the love,

mercy, kindness and unmerited favour of

God “exercised toward undeserving

human beings. We did not seek for it, but

it was sent in search of us” (The Ministry of

Healing, page 161).

Grace is the only basis on which we

receive salvation, and it comes to us as a

free gift. It isn’t tainted or soiled by any

works we can render.

But it is the wonder of His grace that I

find so amazing. It’s wonder that adds a

richness and breadth of meaning to the

word. That transforms it from a theological

statement into something to be experienced.

That gives hope to the hopeless,

courage to the faint-hearted and gives

“beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness

instead of mourning, and a garment of

praise instead of a spirit of despair” (Isaiah

61:3, NIV).

The wonder of the grace God offers is

seen time and again. It is based on a love


Is patient. In spite of the wickedness of

the antediluvians He extended His grace to

them for 120 years.

Keeps no record of wrongs. Notwithstanding

the humiliation suffered at the

hands of the people He had come to save,

and the prefabrication and lies told to

secure His condemnation at the hands of

the Romans, Jesus’ dying prayer was,

“Father, forgive them, for they do not

know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34,


Always protects. When the woman

taken in adultery was brought to Jesus for

judgment He was quick to respond: “If any

one of you is without sin, let him be the first

to throw a stone at her” (John 8:7, NIV).

Always perseveres. Jesus could easily

have given up on Peter, who had the

privilege of being part of His select group

for three-and-a-half years and yet, in His

moment of greatest need, denied Him. But

Jesus saw that Peter still had value and was

worth working for.

This belief led Him to say, “Simon,

Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have

It is much easier to debate the meaning of grace and

articulate its theological importance than it is to

extend it to others.

you, that he may sift you as wheat: but I

have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not:

and when thou art converted, strengthen

thy brethren” (Luke 22:31, 32, KJV).

There is so much more that could be said

to illustrate the wonder of God’s grace if

only we could find adequate language to

describe it.

This year the worldwide church has

voted as our theme, “United in Wonder of

His Grace.” However, we need to be aware,

as Helmut Thielicke has stated, “The devil

succeeds in laying his cuckoo eggs in a

pious nest. . . . The sulfurous stench of hell

is as nothing compared with the evil odour

emitted by divine grace gone putrid” (in

What’s So Amazing About Grace? page 34).

It is much easier to debate the meaning

of grace and articulate its theological

importance than it is to extend it to others.

So often—in the heat of a church feud,

during a difference of opinion over what

constitutes worship, in a personal

encounter with a family member or

neighbour—we fail the “grace test”! In

such circumstances we give evidence of

possessing a “grace gone putrid.”

It is the wonder aspect of His grace that

brings unity. And what a difference it

would make to the witness of the church

and in our lives if we reflected God’s grace

and were as patient with others as Jesus is

with us; if we kept no record of wrongdoing

of others toward us and were as

jealous of the reputation of others as we are

of our own.

What a difference we would see if we

allowed people the latitude to make

mistakes and think differently to us

without putting them down. If we never

gave up on people and always endeavoured

to see the good in others no matter how

objectionable they may appear to be.

Such a demonstration of grace in action

would, I suspect, give off an aroma that

would fill our lives and churches with a

fragrance that would attract people like

nothing else could. It would engender a

unity that would be so powerful that the

world would be forced to acknowledge that

we are His disciples.

It is this kind of grace manifest by a

loving and caring

God that saved

one such as I, and

it is this same kind

of grace that “will

lead me home.”

Laurie Evans


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February 8, 2003


Adventists donate money and

time for bushfire victims

Brenton Stacey

The Adventist Development and Relief

Agency (ADRA) is donating $A40,000

from its relief fund to victims of the

bushfires in Canberra.

The donation is to cover costs—

replacing business equipment not kept

within a house, for example—not covered

by insurance or by the government. The

Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT)

Family Services Department will refer to

ADRA those who may qualify to receive

the money.

“While it’s clear $A40,000 won’t go very

far, we hope it will be significant for a

struggling single mum, or an electrician,

who needs to get back on their feet,” says

Gary Christian, ADRA–Australia’s national

program director.

ADRA, as part of its ADRAcare program,

is also coordinating volunteers to organise

short-term emergency accommodation for

victims—including at least one

Adventist—of the bushfires.

The Governor-General of Australia,

Peter Hollingworth, and the Prime

Minister, John Howard, both thanked the

volunteers during visits to the disasterrecovery

centre at Narrabundah College.

ADRAcare team leader Pastor Dale

Arthur, the minister of the Canberra

National church, worked 40 hours

without a break to accommodate the 310

victims who visited the centre between

January 18 and 21. “Many have come in

standing in ash-covered clothing, and

that’s all they’ve got.”

Pastor Arthur organised for a

psychologist from Canberra National

church to help the counsellors at the

centre. Other members of the church

have offered help, too. “Their support’s

been overwhelming,” says Pastor Arthur.

One Canberra National church

member, Julie Nagle, is the ADRAcare

area coordinator elect for the ACT and

south-east New South Wales. She says

thank you to the ADRAcare volunteers,

the church members who work for the

ACT government, the church members

“who just called to offer help,” and the

church members “who prayed constantly

for our volunteers and for my husband,

Roger, and me.”

“You’ve been great. The message

Adventists have sent to the community

during this disaster is that we’re here,

we’re helping and we’re not interested in

playing politics. We get the job done.”

Chris Olafson is ADRAcare’s disasterrecovery

service manager for New South

Wales. “Our acceptance as a credible

service provider will be enhanced greatly

because of the work of our volunteers

during this disaster,” he says.

KidSpeak—Adventist children speak about their world

To celebrate the Year of the Child, RECORD has invited children from our church family to share their thoughts on the world,

their church, and living in the 21st century. Here is the first of a new monthly column—KidSpeak. Featured this month are

children from Papatoetoe church in the North New Zealand Conference, as interviewed by Julie Weslake.



Channae Davies

10 years old



Steven Ryan

10 years old



Zebedee Tupa’i

9 years old



Brooke Davidson

9 years old

I like being a Christian because

I like having God on my side. I

really like the cool songs we

sing at church, and at Sabbath

school we get to do special

items. Our pastor is fabulous

and our teachers are cool.

My Sabbath school is fun. We

do activities, crafts and learn

about God. All my friends

come to church, and I feel like

I belong here. I really like

church because I like learning

about God.

I like going to Sabbath school

because it has fun activities and

songs. Jesus is my Saviour and

I come to church because I get

to learn about Him. Even when

I’m travelling with my dad I

like going to church.

I come to church with Mum

and Dad, but one day I want to

be baptised and go to heaven. I

like learning about Jesus at

church. When you are a

Christian you don’t have to be

afraid of anything.

February 8, 2003



Pathfinder camporees make lasting impact

Brenton Stacey

Forty-five Pathfinders were baptised and

hundreds made decisions for baptism

during camporees in Australia, Fiji and

New Zealand over the year-end.

A Pathfinder is a Seventh-day Adventist

aged between 10 and 15. A camporee is a

mix of activity-based learning and worship.


The 2600 Pathfinders attending the

camporee in Australia, January 2-6,

marched through the streets of Waikerie,

South Australia, for their opening parade.

“We take pride in ourselves and in our

organisation,” says Pastor Tony Knight,

youth director for the Australian Union

Conference. “We wanted to say to the

townspeople, ‘Here’s a church doing

something significant for its young adults,

and it’s paying off.’”

The Pathfinders returned to Waikerie

during the camporee to build a sundial as a

gift to the community.

The camporee theme, Courage to

Conquer, focused on the biblical story of

the children of Israel and their quest to

enter the Promised Land of Canaan. Pastor

Knight and his team even built to

specification a replica of the tabernacle.

Several clubs from rural churches could

not attend the camporee because their

leaders could not leave their droughtravaged

farms. “We took a risk holding

camporee in South Australia at this time of

year,” says Pastor Knight. “But the dust and

the dryness suited us. The Pathfinders got a

real taste of what it would have been like to

live—as the children of Israel did—in

desert conditions.”

Almost 200 Pathfinders made a decision

for baptism during the camporee. More

than 250 asked for Bible studies. More than

400 promised to serve in their communities

as volunteers in the future.


The 3500 Pathfinders attending the

camporee in Fiji marched through the

streets of the capital, Suva, January 10,

carrying placards with anti-drug messages.

P r i m e

Minister Laisenia

Qarase, in

a speech during

the opening

parade, January

5, described the

Pathfinders as

future church,

civic and community


He also

spoke of the appropriateness


using his alma

mater, the

Queen Victoria

School near

Three union Pathfinder camporees took place this summer. Pictured are some

Pathfinders from Tonga at the Trans-Pacific Union Misson camporee in Fiji.

Korovou—established originally as a

training ground for future leaders of

Fiji—as the camporee site. “You children

of today are a country’s most valuable and

important resource. It is good for the

future of our region that you should come

together in this way now,” The Daily Post

reported the Prime Minister as saying.

More than 200 Pathfinders from the

Solomon Islands attended the camporee,

despite their country’s crippling economic,

political and social problems.

The more than 350 Pathfinders attending

from Vanuatu chartered the only plane to

fly to Fiji three times. “It flies only once a

week and seats only about 120,” says Joe

Talemaitoga, the communication director

for the Trans-Pacific Union Mission. “The

Pathfinders chartered the plane during the

early morning. They departed Vila at 1.00

am for the one-and-a-half-hour flight to

Nandi, then boarded three buses for the

three-hour drive to Suva.”

Pathfinders from Kiribati, Niue,

Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu also attended

the camporee.

New Zealand

Nine hundred Pathfinders attended the

camporee at Tui Ridge Park in Rotorua,

New Zealand, December 31 to January 4.

More than 140 were from the Cook Islands,

French Polynesia and New Caledonia.

Pastor Nick Kross—youth director for

the New Zealand Pacific Union Conference—and

his team established what

they called “net banking” for the camporee.

The system, which reflected the camporee

theme of Cast Your Net, used fish money as

tender. “We gave the Pathfinder leaders the

money to give to the Pathfinders as a

reward for good behaviour. It also acted as

an incentive for the Pathfinders to get to

know their leaders better.”

Pastor Kross and his team gave each club

a bankbook to record how much money

each Pathfinder received. The clubs banked

the money before each of the evening

programs and then watched for the total of

their account during a stock-market report.

“One club said it would aim to increase

by one the number of its Pathfinders for

each note of money it collected during the

camporee,” says Pastor Kross. The club

banked 50 notes.

The stage for the evening program

resembled a house on the shores on the Sea

of Galilee. A large net hung over the

program venue.

“We wanted camporee to be inclusive of

all cultures,” says Pastor Kross, “That’s why

we chose a geographically specific theme,

but one that linked beautifully with the

biblical story of Jesus and His disciples.”

More than 80 Pathfinders asked for Bible

studies during the camporee.


February 8, 2003


Ordination issues

Neil Watts, Vic

While my learned colleague, writing

under “Ordination questions” (Letters,

December 14), is correct in denouncing an

unbiblical distinction between clergy and

laity, and in emphasising the priesthood of

all believers, he has detracted from his case

by overstating it. I agree that “ordination to

pastoral ministry is a valid, biblical

practice.” The texts given also support the

biblical practice of ordination for elders,

deacons and missionary-evangelists.

However, there is no biblical support for

ordination to be “bestowed on every gift,”

except in the general sense of consecrating

every member to God for service.

On what basis can he say every pastor’s

wife is called to pastoral ministry as much

as her husband, and should also be

ordained? This may be appropriate in some

cases, but a pastor’s wife may have her own,

separate career and have (perhaps regrettably)

little to do with her husband’s calling

to ministry. Let’s emphasise the “every

member a minister” concept—without

overstating the case.

Tony Robinson, Vic

I’ve read with interest letters concerning

ordination of pastors, and teachers’ wages.

The two are more closely linked than may

appear, with the opinion expressed in

“Ordination questions” raising an issue at

the heart of the problem that confronts the

Just a coincidence

church and its teachers.

The writer correctly claims no distinction

between the gifts of the Spirit. God

appoints those needed for His church; we

humans set in place illusory hierarchies.

Our church wouldn’t be in its present

position in respect to the conflict between

teachers and their employers if it weren’t

for the perceived separation of “callings.”

Biblically, there is no support for a priesthood

since Jesus’ death. We pay lip-service

to the notion of the priesthood of all

believers, but we can’t conceive of a workable

system without a corporate ladder in

which there are degrees of remuneration

according to “responsibility,” yet we discriminate

against any who aren’t of the

pastorate. Observe the organisation and

structure of our church and how heavily

weighted it is toward this ministry in its

decision-making committees.

Financial alternatives?

John Kama, Papua New Guinea

Highlighted in a number of South Pacific

Division and union meetings (“Finance

review sees growth and concerns,” January

11), the Papua New Guinea Union Mission

(PNGUM) has a poor financial standing to

run its operations—including its local

missions and schools. As a consequence,

schools have closed, staff and pastors have

been laid off or are underpaid. This is not

healthy in a country with the fastestgrowing

membership in the division.

A major cause for this problem is

PNGUM’s total dependence on churchmember

contribution (tithes and offerings)

and division grants. With Papua New

Guinea’s deteriorating economy and

mission expansion in other areas of the

division we face difficulties. To avoid greater

problems in the future, is it time to try

business as a source of income? Surely we

can learn from church business interests in

Christ left behind an example today’s missionaries,

His disciples, are to follow.

Australia and New Zealand—Sanitarium

Health Food Company, Sydney Adventist

Hospital, Avondale Foundation, retirement

villages and other conference-owned

business entities.

Reality of living

Kua Nugai, Papua New Guinea

“Volunteering life” (November 16) is a

model for all gospel workers—a life of

sacrifice, hard work and endurance in the

Master’s service. Christ left behind an

example today’s missionaries, His disciples,

are to follow. The disciples lived the

volunteering life, earning nothing for what

they did for the Lord. Their basic needs

were provided according to His promise

(see Matthew 6:24-34; 17:24-27). Even the

donkey Jesus rode into Jerusalem was provided

by someone else (Matthew 21:2, 3).

Let’s stop living amid life’s luxuries and

the expectation of higher wages. The focus

and purpose of our ministry is Christ and

the salvation of souls. As did Christ, we’re

to be identified with the people we serve,

becoming one with them.

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February 8, 2003




Freeland—Sandon-Skousgaard. Ian

David Freeland, son of Herbert and Jean

Freeland (Sydney, NSW), and Jill Lorraine

Sandon-Skousgaard, daughter of

the late Thomas and Olive Sandon, were

married on 9.1.03 in the home of the

bride’s sister (John and Leigh Lauder’s

home) at Cherrybrook. Dave Hamilton

Hayton—de Berg. Ryan Hayton, son of

Dr Bill and Cheryl Hayton (Dana Point,

Southern California, USA), and Sharlene

de Berg, daughter of Dr Kevin and Marian

de Berg (Cooranbong, NSW), were

married on 22.12.02 in a garden setting

on the shores of Lake Macquarie.

Lester Devine

Hibbard—Hill. Raymond Paul Hibbard,

son of Lindsay and Christine Hibbard

(Mount Pleasant, SA), and Naomi

Leigh Hill, daughter of Allan and Julie

Hill (Bonnells Bay, NSW), were married

on 8.12.02 at Lakeside Adventist church,

Bonnells Bay.

Ray Baird

Hitchcock—Wells. Mark Hitchcock,

son of Christopher and Loris Wells (Ballarat,

Vic), and Katherine Wells, daughter

of Kelvin and Iris Wells (Springvale),

were married on 12.1.03 at Roselyn

Court Homestead, Essendon.

Edwin Totenhofer

Jerrard—Brough. Conan Jerrard, son

of Pastor Ray and Dawn Jerrard (Taree,

NSW), and Amanda Brough, daughter of

Volunteers needed

Youth Pastor—Hamilton church, NNZ—to assist the youth of the church in a

variety of areas. Full job description available. Living allowance, accommodation,

meals and return ticket provided. Term: 12 months, commencing February 2003.

Chaplain—Atoifi Adventist Hospital, Solomon Islands—to serve as chaplain

to staff and patients, including outreach and teaching Bible to nurses. Experience in

ministry required. Living allowance and benefits to be negotiated. Term: 12 months,

commencing asap.

Youth Pastor—Parkridge, Qld—to help foster a youth ministry program.

Undergraduates/college students with teens and leadership experience welcome to

apply. Living allowance, insurance and accommodation provided. Term: 11 months,

commencing asap.

ESL Teachers—New Dimension Foreign Language School, China. Schools

at various locations in China seeking soul-winning volunteers to teach conversational

English. Must be a native English speaker in excellent health. Term: 12 months,

commencing asap. Round trip airfare reimbursed after one year of service.

Youth Pastor—Springvale Spanish Church, Vic. Single person aged between

20–30 preferred. Living allowance, meals and accommodation provided. Term: 12

months, commencing July 1, 2003.

Computer Support—Saleve Adventist University, France. Must have

experience working with network, XP and Windows 98/2000. Must also speak

French. Term: 10 months, commencing September 1, 2003.

Home Study Supervisor—Nepal—to teach and supervise two students, a 2nd and

6th grader. Must have at least two years in college experience and love children. Term:

10 months, commencing September 1, 2003.

Mail: AVS, Locked Bag 2014, Wahroonga NSW 2076

Phone: (02) 9847 3333



Ian and Willa Brough (Cairns, Qld), were

married on 1.12.02 at Tradewinds by the

Sea Chapel, Cairns. Ray Jerrard

Jones—Service. Dale Jason Jones, son

of Lyle (Bundarra, NSW) and Kay Jones

(Boonah, Qld), and Jessica Jane Service,

daughter of Gregory and Judy-Anne

Service, Bellingen, NSW, were married

on 29.12.02 in the Kellys Plains church,


Frank Cantrill

Martinez—Winzenried. Jean-Pierre

Martinez, son of Pedro and Joanna Martinez

(Fairfield, NSW), and Dianna

Winzenried, daughter of Noel and

Georgina Winzenried (Lilydale, Vic),

were married on 7.10.02 in the Lilydale

Adventist church.

Ian Howie

Mitchell—Foster. Daniel Alan Mitchell,

son of Noel and Christine Mitchell

(Rankin Springs, NSW), and Carina Maree

Foster, daughter of Wayne and Yvonne

Foster (Hillston), were married on

29.12.02 in the Griffith Adventist church.

Aaron Jeffries

Tapping—Esau. Shane Allan Tapping,

son of Robin and Linley Tapping (nee

Butler, Brisbane, Qld), and Kylie Louise

Esau, daughter of Joseph Esau and Beverley

Nevell (both of Brisbane), were married

on 5.1.03 in the Eight Mile Plains

Adventist church. David Edgar

Townend—Angus. Dr Bradley Townend,

son of Bill and Robina Townend

(Singapore), and Marcia Angus, daughter

of Derrick and Verena Angus (Perth, WA),

were married on 12.1.03 at Noonaweena,

Kulnura, NSW.

Bill Townend


Davey, Francis Louis (Frank, affectionately

known as Pop), born 28.3.1905 at

Charters Towers, Qld; died peacefully

23.10.02 in Murwillumbah Hospital,

NSW. In 1932 he married Orion McDonald,

who predeceased him in 1946. He is

survived by his children and their spouses,

Edwin (Bunderberg, Qld), Eunice

Hancock and Ruth Southon (Murwillumbah,

NSW); his eight grandchildren; and

eight great-grandchildren. Frank was a

well-respected Christian gentleman and

loved by his church family; always friendly

and committed to the church he loved.

Both family and friends will miss this

genuine and wonderful Christian.

Adrian Craig, Clive Butcher

Hitchcock, Elsie Alice (nee Wood),

born 12.6.1912 at Parkes, NSW; died

9.12.02 at New Plymouth, NNZ. On

18.12.51 she married Cyril, who predeceased

her in 1979. They had no children.

Elsie graduated from teacher training

in 1935 and taught at Monamona

Mission, Remuera and New Plymouth.

She made property available for the present

New Plymouth school and church.

Stan Fisher, Gary Rielly

Muggeridge, Anthony Ross, born

7.2.1961 at Opunake, NNZ; died 13.12.02

at the home of his parents-in-law, Lyn and

Julie Gall, in Sydney, NSW. He was predeceased

by his daughter, Sarah, on 28.6.95.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie; his

son, James; his daughter, Hannah; his parents,

Elsie Strange and Noel Muggeridge

(New Plymouth, NNZ); his siblings and

their spouses, Gaylia and Stephen Ellis

(Palmerston North), Darren and Anna

(New Plymouth), and Angela and John

Han (Houston, Texas, USA). Despite his

long illness, Anthony remained a deeply

committed Christian, ready and prepared

to share his faith. He will be greatly missed

and fondly remembered. Wayne Gredig

Bob Possingham, David Jack

David Erickson, Graham Sutherland

Oostewegel, Bernadus Jurien (Ben),

born 15.7.1921 in the Netherlands; died

5.8.02 in Bethesda Hospital, Auckland,

NNZ. In 1945 he married Josephine ten

Broek. In 1952 they moved to NZ after

becoming Adventists while living in

Indonesia. He is survived by his wife,

Josephine (Auckland); his daughter,

Sylvia (Sydney, NSW); and his brother,

John (Canada). Ben was a faithful Adventist

who loved his Lord and was always

keen to share his faith. Kayle De Waal

Poland, Emily Lavinia, born 23.9.1908

at Echuca, Vic; died 3.12.02 in Esther

Somerville Nursing Home, Normanhurst,

NSW. She was predeceased by her

husband, George, in the late 1980s; also

her son, Charles, in 2001. She is survived

by her daughter, Norma Owens (Hervey

Bay, Qld); her six grandchildren; 12

great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren.

Robert Craig

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Notice of session—South Queensland

Conference. Notice is hereby

given that a special session of the South

Queensland Conference of the Seventhday

Adventist Church will be convened at

Watson Park Convention Centre, Old

Gympie Road, Dakabin, on March 9,

2003, commencing at 10 am. Delegates

will be appointed in harmony with the

constitution. The business of the special

session will be a proposed legal restructuring

of Aged Care Services, the school’s

system and conference general operations

(as recommended by the South Pacific

Division, Australian Union Conference

and South Queensland Conference Executive

Committees) along with those constitutional

changes such restructuring

necessitates. Malcolm Potts, Secretary

Singleton 40th anniversary—June

21, 2003. Past members, pastors and

friends of Singleton church (NSW) are

invited to return to commemorate the 40th

anniversary of the Singleton SDA church at

its present site. Former pastors intending to

come are asked to contact the current pastor,

Clive Nash (02) 6571 2102 or 0407 614

458 or email .

Elm Grove Mountain Retreat—

Tumut, NSW. Enjoy swimming, bushwalking,

relaxation, trout fishing, escorted

or tag along 4 x 4 trips. Self-contained

houses for rent from $77 per night, including

5 people. Phone (02) 6947 5766; web

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February 8, 2003


Positions vacant

▲ Personal Assistant to the Treasurer—South Queensland Conference

is seeking a Personal Assistant to the Treasurer to provide secretarial and office

administrative support to the Conference Treasurer. This is a full-time, senior

position and offers variety and challenges in a growing and developing conference.

The successful applicant will be a practising member of the Seventh-day Adventist

Church; possess extensive knowledge, skills and current experience in the

following: audio-typing, computer skills, including use of Microsoft Word, Excel,

Publisher and Lotus Notes or similar email/database programs; a full range of office

administrative procedures; and possess good relational skills. Applications in

writing should be forwarded to the Treasurer, South Queensland Conference, 19

Eagle Terrace, Brisbane Qld 4000, no later than February 14, 2003.

▲ Group Product Manager—Sanitarium Health Food Company is

seeking a Group Product Manager for Beverages based at their head office in

Berkeley Vale, NSW. The successful applicant will be a professional marketer with

strong strategic ability; have proven team leadership, development skills and formal

qualifications in marketing/commerce, with at least five years proven ability in

FMCG product management. Applications in writing (including current CV)

should be forwarded to the Corporate Human Resources, Sanitarium Health Food

Company, Locked Bag 7, Central Coast Mail Centre NSW 2252 or email

no later than February 28, 2003.

▲ Workers in the Outback—Western Australian Conference. Many of the

managers and administrators throughout the outback are seeking good people, often

Seventh-day Adventists, who are sensitive and caring in their relationship to the large

proportion of Aboriginal folk they will have regular contact with, have honesty,

integrity, and are willing to work. If you are even vaguely interested, and would be

willing to have your name on a register for potential outback work/service, please send

details of yourself and dependent family (with work résumé and reference from your

local pastor) to Pastor Gordon Smith, Aboriginal Ministries coordinator for WA, PO

Box 134, Gosnells WA 6990; phone (08) 9398 7222; 0429 379 237.

For church-related employment opportunities visit the Employment section on the

SPD web site .

Discounted car and tractor parts.

email ;

web ;

phone (07) 5497 1882; AH (07) 5497

2939. Credit-card facility or COD delivery

within Australia. Try us also for

imported makes and models. Snail mail

address: Kilcoy Auto and Electrics, PO

Box 240, Kilcoy Qld 4515.

Awesome opportunity—The Pinnacle

of Terror Outback Ministry Challenge

requires 10 drama/creative/gifted

people to share the “good news” to

Oodnadatta, Coober Pedy, plus other

outback towns, April 15 to May 2003.

Minimum cost. Contact Delhuntie Park

Ministries (03) 5633 1000.

Broadcast quality video: Wonderful

News in God’s Final Message. First of series

by Pastor Jack Lange. Hungry for biblical

Adventist preaching? Introductory: $A12

incl post, credit card OK. Phone (02) 4938

7670; email .

Endless Praise, one of Australia’s leading

music ministries is urgently seeking a

young male or female to join the team for

2003 on a full-time basis as a vocal singer.

The applicant must have versatile experience

in the area of music, singing, team

work and leadership. For further details

please contact the EP office: phone (02)

8783 7000; email ;

or PO Box 1361, Green Valley NSW 2168.

Need to get back into shape? Lose

weight, look good and feel great! Free

delivery, free consultation. Call Julie on (07)

3820 6098 or email .

Hope Haven Women’s Refuge—The

Annual General Meeting will be held on

Thursday, March 6, at 7 pm. Venue:

church hall, SDA Retirement Village,

Alstonvalle. Chaired by Pastor Roger

Nixon. All members and interested parties

welcome. Please come and help

select the new executive and management

committee. A main agenda item

will be the new constitution.

Whispering Willows Health Retreat.

Stress, overweight, stop smoking, almost

any disease. Doctor’s supervision. Vegetarian

diet, hydrotherapy, massage, herbs.

Beautiful rural property, peace and quiet.

153 Dunn Rd, RD 3, Drury, Auckland, NZ;

phone 0011 649 294 9112; or email


Alps 2003—Waldensian Valleys,

Italy, May 22—June 1, 2003. Spiritual/lifestyle

retreat. Inspiration: Allan

Lindsay, EdD, Andrews, author/speaker,

“Keepers of the Flame,” 3ABN. Nutrition:

Winston Craig, PhD, Andrews.

Lifestyle: Vicki Griffin, PhD, Health dir.,

Mich. Conf., Lifestyle: Jeff Gates, PhD,

others. Tours, museums, hikes. Register

by February 15, 2003.


; (706) 820 0325.

Angus Gowans—the new manager of

Camp Howqua, is seeking people for the

following positions for the camp: farmhand/maintenance

person and catering

personnel. Positions need to be filled by

the end of March. Please contact Bill

Truscott on (03) 9259 2100 or 0416 031

434 for further information.


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at your local ABC, or for more information phone (02) 4977 1398

Eden Valley Health Centre—

Balingup, WA. Position vacant:

female therapist. Are you interested in

doing some missionary work for the

Lord or looking for an opportunity to

share your faith? Do you want to learn

more about our health message and get

some practical experience in using

God’s natural remedies? Why not give

us a call (08) 9764 1183 or email


A1 Rent-a-Car Christchurch

(NZ). “Thrifty” cars, vans from

$NZ49/day, “Budget” cars from

$NZ39/day all inclusive (5/10 day minimum).

Free pick-up. Phone 0011 64 3

349 8022; fax 0011 64 3 349 8218.

Check our web calculator .

Computer support and training. We

provide an in-home computer support and

training service in the Brisbane metropolitan

area. Call to make an appointment—PC

mechanic 0404 934 394.

Homeschooling? Delaying school? Son-

Light Education produces and sells a 5–7-

year-old home learning program, based on

the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy writings.

Also, some primary and high school materials.

Inquire at or

phone (02) 6550 6180.

Cashflow positive property investment

for under $A100,000. Return is

government pension indexed and in

excess of 6.5% net plus capital growth.

Phone (02) 9651 7940 for information.

Urgently needed—Adventist business

partners (both working and financial) to

launch and operate a viable health food

business named Trevor’s Ticker Tucker at

151 Wellington Road, Sefton NSW. Contact

Dr Trevor Adie on 0414 416 007.

For sale—The Summit, Qld. 20 acres,

large house renovated, 3 BR, good

position, 10 km to Stanthorpe and

church. $A125,000. Phone Morrison

(07) 4683 2516.

PhD scholarship in the area of nutrition

research available at the University of Sydney,

commencing March 2003. Applicants

should hold an upper-level honours

degree or a master’s degree in a relevant

field. For further information contact Dr

John Ashton, phone (02) 4980 2841 or

email .

PhD scholarship in the area of microbiology

and food processing research available

at the Victoria University of Technology,

commencing March 2003. Applicants

should hold an upper-level honours

degree or a master’s degree in a relevant

field. For further information contact Dr

John Ashton, phone (02) 4980 2841 or

email .


Be grateful for the doors of

opportunity—and for friends

who oil the hinges.

February 8, 2003






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