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Dave Andrews . Re posted

Stories of Hope

Release Date: 01/14/2021

Being Silly show art Being Silly

Stories of Hope

Life can sometimes be a bit serious. We need to find ways to be playful and when I took a bunch of guys from Villawood Salvos on a bike ride, they found a playground and played like 5 year old's. It was beautiful!

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Comparing ourselves to others show art Comparing ourselves to others

Stories of Hope

Social media seems to produce a lot of insecurity as we look at others and compare. When we find ways to celebrate others successes and genuinely care when they struggle, we find a more childlike, beautiful way to love.

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Matt Guelzow show art Matt Guelzow

Stories of Hope

Matt Guelzow is a happily married man with a beautiful teenage daughter and a dynamic young son. His wife Jackie came to Australia from Africa and finding each other is an inspiring story about overcoming challenges and finding purpose.

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Graeme Seeley show art Graeme Seeley

Stories of Hope

Graeme Seeley was in my Plumbing class back in 1983. He started coming to the salvos where he met and fell in love with his now wife, Bronwen. They now have a daughter, who I met for the first time at my 50th birthday party. It's quite a story.

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Try a little kindness show art Try a little kindness

Stories of Hope

Kindness has been described as the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.

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Andrew Grinsted show art Andrew Grinsted

Stories of Hope

Andrew was adopted by Salvo officers when he was ten weeks old. He has faced tragedy and a lot of disruption throughout is life, but today has a beautiful family and has lived in the same house for 21 years. His dream job is to be a full time neighbour!

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Ryan Hook. Podcast buddy. show art Ryan Hook. Podcast buddy.

Stories of Hope

4 years ago I shared a room with a young Salvo computer nerd for a week, while we delivered relief to residents of Airlie Beach after the devastation of cyclone Debbie. Who knew the friendship would last and Ryan would end up being my podcast tech buddy.

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Lord give me patience. NOW!! show art Lord give me patience. NOW!!

Stories of Hope

To be patient with someone we love, is in fact being loving.

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Commissioner Janine Donaldson show art Commissioner Janine Donaldson

Stories of Hope

Janine Donaldson, with her husband Robert are the leaders of The Salvation Army in Australia. Her story as a Mum and as a missionary in Zambia help us understand how she holds this significant role with such grace, beauty and wisdom.

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Just a dog. show art Just a dog.

Stories of Hope

As a family, we recently had to make the painful but necessary decision to put our beautiful dog Bella to sleep. Her last day was special. A whole chicken for lunch, ice cream for desert and lots of snuggles. But she was just a dog.

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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.