IntraVic

ADRA Schools Ambassadors

In 2018, we welcome some new leaders as ADRA School Ambassadors! They will be involved with educating their peers about ADRA’s work locally and overseas, participating in community programs and helping to develop new programs and events to further support people in...

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Pray for Suriname

Friday March 2 this year is World Day of Prayer, it is a day that Christians of all religions join together in prayer for a pre-selected country. The country this year is Suriname, a small South American nation with a population of only 540,000 made up multiple ethnic...

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Is it Safe?

Being a Christian in Australia - what is the worst that can happen to us for sharing our faith? World Watch tells us that 215 million Christians are impacted by persecution with North Korea leading the list... again. Let's not take our blessings for granted. Instead,...

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Harvest Victoria

In a garden a seed germinates and brings forth a plant that yields fruit. In our hearts, the word of God births new life that gives rise to the fruit of the Spirit. It’s happened to you. It’s happened to me. It can happen to your friend, family member or co-worker as...

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AdventCare Bendigo Closure

I write to inform you that, due to increasing competition in the region and the resultant low occupancy for our home, sadly, AdventCare has announced that the AdventCare Residential Care Facility at Golden Square Bendigo is closing at the end of March 2018. We will...

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Saying Good Bye

Garry & Roz Jackson have attended the Ferntree Gully Seventh-day Adventist Church for nearly 39 years, serving our church in various roles. On Sabbath October 28th, a special luncheon was held in appreciation of their friendship, commitment and service to Jesus and...

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Celebration Time

Sabbath the 20th January was celebration time for the Bairnsdale Church family as we witnessed the baptism of Lita Vaipo, an affirmation of faith taken by Paul Breheny, and welcomed them both into membership. A while ago Paul heard on our local Faith FM radio a...

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Committed to Hard Work

 Slavko Mihajlovic knows the meaning of hard work and commitment. He is committed to working hard to help alleviate poverty and reach out to the needy. Rain or shine, blisters or sunburn, Slavko hasn’t missed an ADRA appeal since 2011. Despite ongoing health...

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Whale Watching

Each year in November, a group consisting of Ferntree Gully church members and their community friends stay in Eden, a coastal town just across the border in New South Wales. They take this annual trip to enjoy seeing some of God’s amazing creations, such as whales...

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Market Connections

Over the last year and a half, our members in Horsham have been attending various markets in order to connect with community members and share the love of Jesus. This outreach idea was seeded in the minds of several church members, who took to the markets at different...

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Moved by the Spirit

Late last year, the Werribee congregation said goodbye to their old church building which, given the continual influx of new members, had become too small. With the astonishing growth of the West, the church had a vision to demolish the existing premises, making way...

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Reaching Out

Our Church members at Bendigo wanted to highlight the true meaning of Christmas without all the Santa Claus hype. So we decided to give back to the community with an evening of traditional carols accompanied by a free three course dinner, which was held on the 10th...

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Whiskers for Sale

This is the new face of Pr Hensley Gungadoo after Plenty Valley Church met his challenge to raise at least $1500 to provide food for the hungry in the community. Mark and Calden carefully wielded razor and shaving cream in the church foyer. Brian...

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Emily’s Story

When I was little, my mum used to tell me all the time that “this man named  Jesus is gonna come down and save all the good people.” When I ‘d ask her exactly when He was gonna come down, she would to say “very soon, He’s just finishing off building everyone’s house...

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God’s Timing

Max (name changed) is a lonely artistic man. He suffered from depression but has come through with a different perspective on life. His ambition in life now is to help others, especially children, to express themselves. He started cartoon drawing two years ago as a...

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Hitting the Bullseye

Editorial - Nov 2017 Road to Bethlehem, Speech Nights, Holidays, the festive season then the New Year - the end of the year is just around the corner - with all the good things that come with that. However, rather than winding down, the Conference team is sharpening...

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A Thriving Disciple Making Movement

Afraid of losing momentum, the early Seventh-day Adventist movement resisted forming an official structure for almost two decades. Reflecting on past protestant movements-turned-institutions, our pioneers vowed to avoid any structure inhibiting the march of present...

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Discipleship: Fishers of Men

Does your mind hit snooze the minute you hear the word Discipleship?  What does the word mean, and is it perhaps just a phase? Fads come and go, leaving little to show for it, except perhaps nostalgia.  The Adventist church has done its best keeping up with the fads…...

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Harvest Victoria Training Intensive

  DATE: February 19-24, 2018 WHERE: Belgrave Heights Convention Centre TRAINERS: It is Written trainers Yves Monier, Director of Evangelism and Douglas Na’a, the Director of SALT Ministries, plus our own local expertise. This training will inspire you to connect with...

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Move With the Power

We asked attendees to tell you about this event - to share with you what it was like actually being there... MWTP4 was a fantastic chance to gather with disciples from across the South Pacific Division to continue to build a Jesus centred ministry and life. It also...

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