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Dave Andrews . Re posted

Stories of Hope

Release Date: 01/14/2021

Dr Russell Rook show art Dr Russell Rook

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Dr Russell Rook grew up in a Salvo family in the UK and attends the Raynes Park Salvos in the UK. He is the founder of a variety of amazing charities, he consults members of Parliament and is a fellow trombone player!

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Embracing Challenges show art Embracing Challenges

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For most of us, self-discipline is a challenge and we need to get involved in events that inspire us and hold us accountable. No one will sponsor me for Dry July, but if it was dry from coffee and chocolate, I might get a few more takers.

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The Good Shepherd. show art The Good Shepherd.

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The Bible mentions sheep over 200 times. And as I often relate, feeling a bit stupid and lost, I like to hear what it has to say. Turns out Sheep shouldn’t try to be tigers and actually need other sheep and the humility to accept a bit of guidance.

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Sharon Callister show art Sharon Callister

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Born in Northern Ireland, Sharon Callister is an amazing ultra marathon runner, recently completing a 320 kilometer event in the Arctic Circle. She was also the CEO of the Salvos Aged Care Plus for ten years and made a massive contribution.

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Finding meaning by looking out for others. show art Finding meaning by looking out for others.

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We find meaning in our lives when we have healthy relationships. When we are in lockdown and tempted to stock up on dunny paper and look after No 1, lets take opportunities to look out for others and connect, even if it involves songs about squirrels.

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New wine bursting old wineskins show art New wine bursting old wineskins

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God is always doing a new thing and we need to be open-minded to keep up with this.  We do this every time we pray.  We open ourselves up to receive new truth about how Gods kingdom love is to be expressed in this world.   

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Mike Carter show art Mike Carter

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Mike Carter grew up in America and moved suddenly to Australia when he was 13. This change set him on a course of drug using that nearly killed him. Now, over 20 years clean, Mike is the founder of a charity for young people.

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Jean Fox and her cupcakes show art Jean Fox and her cupcakes

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Jean Fox was involved in a weekly cooking show on channel 7 back in 1955. She came to the Salvos in real need as her husband struggled with alcohol. But for 8 years Jean and her team made awesome cupcakes for people in recovery.

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Good soil for seeds to grow. show art Good soil for seeds to grow.

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Every day we have the opportunity to allow good seeds of truth to grow in our lives. But often the soil of our spirit is hard or overgrown or shallow. When we nurture our spirits, seeds of truth, opportunity and love can flourish!

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Lucy Davis show art Lucy Davis

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Lucy Davis is an Aboriginal, South Sea Islander woman who lives in Brisbane. Lucy is the National Coordinator of the Salvation Army’s Reconciliation Action Plan or RAP and is passionate about her family and her culture. This is her story.

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Dave Andrews has lived in community with the poor in Afghanistan and India. He is an influential Christian who has genuine friendships with leaders from other faiths. He is an author and international speaker and his Mum was raised in a Salvo home.