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Christian Farmers Conference Gippsland 2017

Speakers include :

Simon Longden : Director of Pioneers of Australia
Pastor Peter Stevens : State director – Family Voice Australia
Stewart Croft : Largest Corriedale Sheep Stud in Australia
Len Lesleighter : Director of Africa Inland Mission (AIM) Australia & Asia-Pacific

For more info go to https://www.steer.org.au/cfc-gippsland-vic/
Download Flyer at cfc_gippsland_flyer_2017

Not Feeling The Call To Be Generous….

Read a blog http://babylonbee.com/news/local-christian-just-not-feeling-called-christian-virtue-charity/ the other day which resonated with me.  The following extract from “The Babylon Bee” is a satirical view of some Christian attitudes to generous living.

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40 Years….and the Gold Logie goes to….

This is JOHN QUAY celebrating his 40 years (Tuesday 14th February 2017) as a staff member of MAF and Steer Incorporated, at the Court Street offices.

Up to 8 Christian missions use the premises where John helps Steer Incorporated each day and others as needed. His desire is to serve God, through a generous use of his time.

“Every mission in our building benefits from John’s friendly assistance and fellowship, especially through his habit of bringing me Irish jokes and the rest of us treats – chocolate and potato chips are the favourites!!”, said Tony Crook, CEO of Steer Incorporated.

Now in his seventies, John challenges all of us to remain healthy in body and spirit. To John, goes our equivalent of the Gold Logie.

Thanks John!

Gone Fishing!

I think that people who fish, have a lot going for them!  For me, I don’t find fishing easy but it can be very rewarding – emotionally, physically, spiritually – it gives me a time to reflect.

A number of Jesus’ first followers fished to provide for their families.  On one occasion Jesus told these professionals to fish somewhere that they thought was plain stupid.  But their efforts had been fruitless, so they did as Jesus said and caught so many fish the catch nearly sank the boat!

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Time For Reflection

As a family, we have just buried John, my father-in-law.

It caused all of us to reflect on our lives so far, a stark reminder to us to put our God given skills, talents, time and our assets, to best use, as my father-in-law did. An inquisitive man, he shared his enthusiasm for people and his insights of what God wanted him to do with the time he was given. John will be long remembered, mostly positively. How about you and me?

Steer maybe able to help you make the most of your finances to assist you to support various Christian agencies. Call us or check out our website https://www.steer.org.au/ or share this.

Church Missionary Society (CMS) Conference in Adelaide….

David Williams, present CMS Regional Director SA/NT, encourages all CMS supporters to consider the “Steer option” at the CMS summer conference in Adelaide this weekend (19 – 21st Jan 2017).

Also attending at the CMS conference is Steer CEO, Tony Crook. Tony explained and encouraged a couple of hundred people who are committed to CrossCultural mission ways, to use Steer to support more effectively. There’s been a good level of interest.

Pray that there will be even more action as a result.

Peace sometimes, but not everywhere

Mostly the world is a great place, mostly people live in harmony. One place that is troubled and often forgotten is South Sudan. Born in conflict and bloodshed. Now they are booting out peaceful people who most of all would like to help. For example, take a look at SIM Australia’s facebook post/blog on Jan 3 2017.
http://www.sim.org.au/Connect/Blog/January-2017/Update-South-Sudan-Evacuation

Generosity

It’s really easy at Christmas and New Year to find that all the hype, the TV, email and social media has numbed your generosity impulses. Then there’s the misused gifts, the waste and the relentless pictures of people in genuine need. The danger is that, feeling overwhelmed we switch off our generosity.

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