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Dave Andrews . Re posted

Stories of Hope

Release Date: 01/14/2021

Chatting with Matt Reeve & Sandy McLean show art Chatting with Matt Reeve & Sandy McLean

Stories of Hope

After 12 months of Stories of Hope Podcasts, I wanted to chat with a few friends about it all. Join us for insights into the power of story and the potential for podcasts to communicate and educate.

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ANZAC Day reflections show art ANZAC Day reflections

Stories of Hope

ANZAC day is a powerful reminder of the cost of greed and war. Australians gather in amazing numbers to reflect and pause to be thankful for peace and for stability. Let’s hope we never need the billions of dollars’ worth of guns and bombs we have stored up, just in case.

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There is Hope show art There is Hope

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At the Salvos Drug and Alcohol recovery center in Brisbane there is a sign on the front office wall which says “There is Hope”. Love always hopes and believes in a person’s potential - especially when they are struggling.

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Colonel Winsome Merrett show art Colonel Winsome Merrett

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Winsome's great grandfather was a drunk, who once rode a horse though a Salvo open air meeting, however his life was transformed and Winsome is now a key leader in the Salvos in Australia. She also survived Cyclone Tracy and has an inspiring story.

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Get out of Bed! show art Get out of Bed!

Stories of Hope

Getting out of bed and doing some exercise can require some complex mental gymnastics. Believe me, I know! But it is worth the effort and will make you feel better – body, mind and spirit.

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Love always trusts show art Love always trusts

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The lovely Sue has a saying. It’s better to be married to a goat than a Fox. She generally trusts me, however she let me choose the frames for my glasses once, but has never trusted me to do it again.

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Professor Mapendere show art Professor Mapendere

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Professor Mapendere grew up as a street kid in Harare, Zimbabwe. He showed promise at school and ended up being supported by my brother and his wife through a program they helped fund. He wasn't just supported as a student; he was supported as a son.

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Monthy Mayhem show art Monthy Mayhem

Stories of Hope

Maintaining good friendships is a challenge. But our friends John and Liz have been in our lives for over 20 years and the way we keep it interesting is “Monthly Mayhem”

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Love always protects show art Love always protects

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Love always protects and so when the lovely Sue finds out that you are having a go at me, she has a raft of strategies to protect me unless of course you have just cause, then she will join in the party and enjoy it as much as the next person.

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Paul Moulds (AM) show art Paul Moulds (AM)

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Paul Moulds has helped hundreds of young people and asylum seekers with great compassion and skill as a salvo leader. He was adopted as a baby and has faced many challenges along the way since then.

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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.