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Noticing the nobodies.

Stories of Hope

Release Date: 05/01/2022

Gods special helpers show art Gods special helpers

Stories of Hope

Jesus chose unlikely and ordinary people to be his co workers in sharing the message of God's love to the world. My daughter Georgia helped me wash the car when she was little and although it was not particularly efficient, it was completely adorable and I can't remember enjoying washing the car more, than on that occasion!

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Alberto Campbell-Staines. Paralympian show art Alberto Campbell-Staines. Paralympian

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Alberto grew up in an orphanage in Jamaica and was eventually adopted by an Australian Salvo couple here in Brisbane. He had no idea that we was gifted with the ability to run fast - really fast.   He now holds multiple Australian records for the 400, 200 and 100 meters sprints in the T20 class and represented Jamaica in the recent Tokyo Paralympic games.

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It's hard to love if you strive to be popular. show art It's hard to love if you strive to be popular.

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Charity Barnam “You don’t need everyone to love you, just a few good people" Unfortunately some of us ignore this wise advice and get carried away with being noticed and popular, while the people closest to us feel invisible.

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Shirli Congoo on Wulgurukaba country show art Shirli Congoo on Wulgurukaba country

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Shirli works for the Salvos in Wulgurukaba country near Townsville and is responsible for a national team of workers who educate and connect Salvos with Indigenous people and their customs. She has her own story to tell and comprehends from lived experience what most of us can only see as statistics. She is a beautiful human and a complete delight to chat with.

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Make a stand against what is unfair show art Make a stand against what is unfair

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If we are to love like Jesus did, we will stand up for people who are treated unfairly. Even if it costs us our security and comfort.

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Rosy Keane - A Godly rebel. show art Rosy Keane - A Godly rebel.

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Rosy grew up in a loving family and in the folds of a loving church, but needed to spread her wings and push the boundaries. She lived a quite risky life for a while before settling into Salvo ministry. It turns out though, that the most risky and difficult journey for Rosy was the one into silence and emptiness that forged her current sense of depth and confidence.

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Flexibility in the modern world. show art Flexibility in the modern world.

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Life and the world we live in has certainly changed a lot since I was a kid snuggling up to my Grandma Davies and we need to be wise and flexible to stay relevant. But despite decades of cooking shows and culinary development, she is still the best cook I've ever met.

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Kristy finally finds her true worth show art Kristy finally finds her true worth

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For many years Kristy struggled to believe she was of great worth. Even with a loving family and a forgiving church, she struggled. But one day it landed for her and since then, she has had the strength to overcome obstacles and live her best life.

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Linda Miller (Leadership series) show art Linda Miller (Leadership series)

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Linda had quite a challenging childhood and found family and hope in the Salvos at an Early age. She and her husband Steve have been Salvo officers for many years and they now run an organic Faith Expression on the East Coast of Tasmania. Bryce and Linda have a chat about the challenges and joys of ministry in the new world of o.f.e.

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Sharing a meal with Sharing a meal with "notorious sinners"

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I was at a Salvo community meal last week and loved chatting with the people at my table. They were a bit rough and ready, but they were sincere and seemed to really care about each other. Jesus often shared meals with notorious sinners, He seemed to really enjoy this. One bad egg he befriended even became one of the 12 disciples.

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I was a fat little kid and not a great footy player, but one time a senior staff member at my school noticed me and I overheard him say to my footy coach that he thought I "was a good player and went in hard for the ball" It felt good! Jesus noticed and affirmed ordinary people all the time, and it was a powerful demonstration of His love.